Anniversary today of the death of one of pro wrestling's all-time biggest stars

Today is the 29th anniversary of the death of Rodolfo Guzman Huerta, better known as El Santo.

Guzman passed away on February 5, 1984, at the age of 66, from a heart attack.  There is no wrestler, not Rikidozan, Hulk Hogan, nor anyone else, who was anywhere near as beloved a cultural figure within their world then El Santo, whose wrestling fame led to being of B movie cinematic campy James Bond type character to go along with his wrestling fame.

Send us a news tip:

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news from this site or from our newsletters, please include a link to

For the most in-depth and detailed news and analysis on pro-wrestling and MMA, always turn to Four Weekly Online, the #1 website of its kind on the Internet. Members receive online access to both the Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly newsletters and growing archives, Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer three times per week, the popular Bryan and Vinny Show three times per week, additional radio shows including Figure Four Daily with Alvarez, Mike Coughlin's Five Star Radio, the Dr. Keith Lipinski Show, The Adam and Mike Big Audio Nightmare, Tough Talk and the Karl Stern Wrestling History Show, the infamous BOARD, and more! Members also have full access to the thousands of hours of audio in our radio show archives which date back to 2005. For your convenience, we offer secure online payments using your VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover card or PayPal account. Don't miss out on the fun, sign up now! Don't miss out on the fun, sign up now!

Want full access? QUICK AND EASY SIGN-UP, AS LOW AS $9.99 PER MONTH!