Â Hudson People: Tony Santana -The Wrestler in White
By Sally Deering
Â He was known as â€œDr. Santanaâ€ because he always wore white when he entered the ring. Long retired from wrestling, Tony Santana stillÂ dresses in his signature â€˜whitesâ€™ when heâ€™s out and about in his Jersey City neighborhood.Â
Â Born in Puerto Rico, Santana came to Jersey City when he was 13 and went to work at the Eisen Bros. button company in Manhattanâ€™s garment district. (Being tall and burly, Santana passed for 18 to get the job.) He worked there 30 years, starting first in delivery and moving his way up to manager. Â He work ed at Liz Claiborne in Jersey City and owned his own button company at 111 First Street.Â After five years of being his own boss, Santana turned to bartending at Rolonâ€™s Keyhole Bar on Bay Street, retiring in 2010.
Â During that time, Santana raised 18 children.Â He also took an interest in wrestling Continue reading Retired Wrestler Tony Santana of Jersey City Takes Life One Day at a Time