Happy Trails (A Father’s Day story)

Tales from Sweet Salone

19265132_10101051293451302_2135777238_nEveryone calls my father Tito even though that’s not his real name. The higher-ups of the World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment, gave it to him in 1979 when they decided to sell him as their Mexican wrestler. His real name is Merced and he was actually born in Texas to a poor, Catholic family just across the Rio Grande. He worked for years as a child field laborer, earning pennies that he and his siblings would give to his father, who would in turn use the money to quench his thirst for liquor and satisfy his hunger for Tex-Mex strippers.

My father ended up falling into wrestling after going to college on an athletic scholarship and playing professional football for two years. A recruiter from Texas who liked my dad’s look offered him a salary at the WWF that he couldn’t refuse. After two years of wrestling under…

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