Santana © Steel Kittens
Tina A. Hollimon / Lawrence|
October 6, 1968
October 10, 2015|
Torrance, CA, USA
|Other names||Tina, Diva|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||120 lb (54.4 kg; 8.6 st)|
|Wrestles for||Steel Kittens, Cal Supreme, DT Wrestling, Leather & Lace and O-Zone|
|Years active||1994 - 2005, 2011 - 2015|
|Assumed Competitive Female Wrestling Record|
|Assumed Competitive Mixed Wrestling Record|
One of the most prolific women wrestlers in the pro-am / topless sub-genre, Santana worked with a huge variety of producers during her career: Academy Videos, Dani Ashe Productions, Double Trouble, Leather & Lace, O-Zone, Steel Kittens, STJ, and more. Santana was best known early on for her work with Steel Kittens, and then later for her work at Double Trouble. Santana appeared in over 100 matches with DT and along with Mia Walters, was generally regarded as the "company's face" for many years. Under her real name, Santana also had small acting parts in several B-movies.
Early in her career, Santana was primarily a "looks" wrestler, but she did work hard including martial arts lessons, and by the early 2000s her ring skills had improved considerably. Gifted with a beautiful physique, Santana was famous for her long black hair, which Steel Kittens and DT actually wrote into the storylines of several matches. Throughout her career, almost all of her matches were of the bikini wrestling variety.
During the 1990s when Santana was wrestling for Steel Kittens, a rumor passed around the early internet stated that Santana was the wrestler who portrayed Spanish Red in the 1980s G.L.O.W. promotion. They were not the same person, despite an uncanny resemblance.
Santana stepped away from the wrestling scene in 2005, but came back out of retirement shortly before her passing.
On 11 October 2015, the Torrance Police Department stated that Tina Lawrence was shot to death by a man she was dating. The suspect apparently then shot himself.
Competitive female wrestling record
A list of Santana's competitive F/F wrestling matches. This list is not complete.
|1993?||Cal Supreme||VT-181||Candi||2-3||Pins and submissions||Topless||Candi narrowly wins a rather bad-tempered fight with her arch-rival, with Ron needing to remind them of the rules||Link to match|
|1993?||Cal Supreme||VT-184-2||Candi||KO||Boxing||Topless||No love lost as Santana and Candi pound each other to the canvas before Candi suffers a bloody nose and quits||N/a|
|1996?||DT Wrestling||DT-543-02||Hollywood||KO||Boxing||Topless in skirts||Themed boxing match without any competitive action||Link to match|
|1996?||Academy Wrestling||SOAP 44||Andi Katz||Erotic submission wrestling||Non-topless to naked||A superb struggle between two strong women before the experienced Santana takes charge of the fight||Link to match|
|1996?||Steel Kittens||SK-101 "Topless Trouble"||Candi||KO||Pins and submissions||Topless||Great-looking match which last over 30 minutes before Candi is unable to continue and concedes the bout||Link to match|
|1997?||Steel Kittens||SK-147 "Killer Tomatoes"||Hollywood||KO||Fantasy catfight||Clothed to topless||Fantasy catfight with semi-competitive grappling action||Link to match|
Santana with Steel Kittens; Santana's famous long hair in a match; Santana with STJ Productions in 2011; Santana later in her career.