Friday, July 20, 2007


from 7/19/2007

Tito Santana joined and spoke to James Guttman about a number of topics.. One of the most interesting was Santana's revelation that Strike Force wasn't the original name Vince McMahon had for Tito's team with Rick Martel. Martel's partnership with Tom Zenk ended suddenly. The company went to Minnesota to talk Tom Zenk into staying. When they couldn't convince him, they told Tito that he would be teaming with Rick and pitched the idea for a team name:

"They were gonna team us up and give us another name. Vince McMahon had told me that we were going be called the Border Patrol. At the time, there were a bunch of Mexicans that were crossing the border in a train that had died of heat exhaustion.