Feb 23rd 2009 By Asylum Staff
Granted wrestling already has an image problem among bookish types who see it as a juvenile display of cartoonish machismo. Meanwhile, others vehemently disagree and enjoy wrestling for its over-the-top theatrics. Those with the latter perspective are probably fans of Tito Santana, a WWF great from the '80s, who was profiled over the weekend in the New York Times
In direct contrast to the award-winning film "The Wrestler," which depicts the sports' minor leagues as a cesspool of illicit drugs and crime, the real-life Santana is a family man and schoolteacher
, who is still fit enough to participate in local circuit matches. We're sure he's a little jealous that Randy "The Ram" gets to shack up with Marisa Tomei, but otherwise, at 55, Santana seems to be doing pretty well for himself.
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