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Retired Wrestler Tony Santana of Jersey City Takes Life One Day at a Time

 Hudson People: Tony Santana -The Wrestler in White

By Sally Deering

Tony Santana He was known as “Dr. Santana” because he always wore white when he entered the ring. Long retired from wrestling, Tony Santana still  dresses in his signature ‘whites’ when he’s out and about in his Jersey City neighborhood. 

 Born in Puerto Rico, Santana came to Jersey City when he was 13 and went to work at the Eisen Bros. button company in Manhattan’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.  He work ed at Liz Claiborne in Jersey City and owned his own button company at 111 First Street.  After five years of being his own boss, Santana turned to bartending at Rolon’s Keyhole Bar on Bay Street, retiring in 2010.

 During that time, Santana raised 18 children.  He also took an interest in wrestling Continue reading Retired Wrestler Tony Santana of Jersey City Takes Life One Day at a Time

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Bruno Sammartino Wrestling Great Receives Key to Jersey City

Bruno Sammartino Wrestling Great Gets Key to the City of Jersey City from River View Observer on Vimeo.

At a special ceremony in the Jersey City's, City Hall, Mayor Jerramiah Healy presented Wrestling legend Bruno Samartino with a Proclamation and Key to the City of Jersey City.Sammartino has fought at different venues in Jersey City during his lengthly career as a wrestler.
Sammartino was in the Jersey City area for his induction ceremony at the Meadowlands Sports Complex on Satruday, April 6th where he is to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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Bruno Sammartino WWE Hall of Fame Inductee to be Honored by Jersey City Mayor Healy

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, and the Jersey City Municipal Council, will honor “Wrestling’s Living Legend” WWE Hall of Fame Inductee 2013, Bruno Sammartino at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City.

 

Bruno Sammartino, also knows as the “The Living Legend will be presented with a proclamation from Mayor Healy in recognition of his accomplishments for his well-known and lengthy wrestling career. Bruno Sammartino is known for being the longest running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation and in professional wrestling history, defending his title for 11 years. Continue reading Bruno Sammartino WWE Hall of Fame Inductee to be Honored by Jersey City Mayor Healy

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