A football player for West Texas State University (which was quarterbacked by future professional wrestler, Tully Blanchard!), Tito Santana tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs but didn't make the cut during training camp. After playing one season in the Canadian Football League, Santana turned toward a career in professional wrestling. In 1979, Santana and Ivan Putski teamed up to capture the World Wrestling Federation's Tag Team Championship and in 1984 Santana became Intercontinental Championship. Santana enjoyed memorable feuds with the likes of Magnificent Don Muraco and Greg Valentine. Toward the end of hs career, Santana adopted his "El Matador" persona to limited success. Santana's finishing move was known as "The Flying Forearm Smash" (also referred to as "The Flying Jalapeno," "The Flying Burrito" and "The Mexican Hammer"). In 2004, Santana was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.