Google is slamming down hard (in a good way) on Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating one of the biggest names in Mexican wrestling.

Today, Google's doodle paid tribute to Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta aka El Santo, on what would have been his 99 birthday,

Google Doodle El Santo Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta Mexican wrestle
photo: Screenshot from Google Doodle

Huerta, who died in 1984 at the age of 66, was a pioneer in Mexican wrestling. His career, as one of the most iconic luchadores, spanned five decades.

El Santo was also a very famous actor, and appeared in more than 60 films between 1961 and 1982.

"Through his appearance in film and as the subject of many comic books, he became a cultural icon, representing justice and the fight against evil," Google said about today's featured Latino star.

Legend has it that El Santo never took off his silver mask, not even to eat.

According to Google, El Santo went to great lengths to protect his identity, particularly when traveling. Being superhuman was crucial to El Santo's image, and his disguise played a huge part of that.

In 1984, El Santo revealed his face on a Mexican talk show alongside other luchadores.

This is closest we ever got to seeing the wrestler's "true" identity. 

Huerta died of heart attack a week after this taping. Huerta's last request was to be buried wearing his iconic mask

Huerta had 25 grandchildren, one of whom followed in his footsteps.

Axel, seen here as a luchador, also wears the silver mask just like his grandfather.

El Santo's hometown of Tulancingo, Mexico, erected a stature in his honor soon after his death.

Check out the impressive scenes of the Google's El Santo Doodle.

The illustrations are very indicative of El Santo's larger-than-life persona.