Big Juan Santos
Theme Music: "Do Ya Thing" by P$C feat. T.I.
Fan Reaction: Face
Event Role: Mid-carder
Finisher: Ultimo Tango (Powerslam variation)
Signature Moves: Falling Giant (Headbutt on downed opponent or from turnbuckle)
Other Significant Moves: Powerbomb, One-Handed Spinebuster, Back Suplex variations
The Mexican powerhouse known as "Big" Juan Santos was born into the wrestling world through a family legacy. Juan's father, grandfather, 2 uncles and an older brother all made their individual marks in the Mexican pro wrestling scene. It was only a matter of time before Juan entered the hardened world of luchadores, grapplers and brawlers... and what an impact he has had. Growing up Juan was a chubby kid, but his size lent well to the wrestling scene especially after beginning his father's strict weight-training program. Juan officially signed his first Mexican pro wrestling contract at age 18, and by then he was a 6'3", 350-pound behemoth. He very quickly earned the simple nickname "Big Juan", squashing opponent after opponent in a fast ascension to the top of the Mexican wrestling ranks. But his rise was not met with unanimous approval... even within his own family. His brother, Rodrigo, held the Mexican heavyweight title and viewed Juan as a threat, not a partner. In a surprising move, Rodrigo interfered in one of Juan's matches - a Mexican mid-card title match - and attacked his brother to cost him the title. The shocking act of betrayal began a vicious feud between the siblings, resulting in a barbed-wire hardcore match for Rodrigo's heavyweight title. As a final step to his ascension, Juan survived the bloody brawl and actually beat his brother to win the title. Rodrigo, humbled by the loss, recognized the strength and resiliency of his younger hermano and gave him an honorable post-match handshake. The memorable act ended Rodrigo's evil reign over the Mexican federation, and he began supporting his brother through his title reign. Big Juan held the Mexican heavyweight title for an impressive 382 days, before forfeiting the title after signing a contract with WWE. Big Juan enters pro wrestling's highest level with the desire and family support to become champion.
Year 3: Made debut on first Raw of year in April and defeated Corey Youngblood... Feuded briefly with Anarchy and has formed friendly alliance with Mack Wheeler... Remained unbeaten until June when he lost in the semifinals of the King of the Ring Tournament to Renegade