Kendrick Santana (born December 16, 1992) is an American professional wrestler signed to CTO, where he performs under the ringname Ricardo Makaveli. He is best known for his previous reign in CTO as the former World Heavyweight champion. In 2017 Kendrick captured the Tag Team Gold with his friend Christopher T Rosa, Shortly after went on to win his first ever WrestleVania match where he would defeat Aaron Bomber for the World Heavy Weight Champion.

As a singles wrestler, Santana is a former World Heavyweight champion, having held the CTO World Heavyweight Championship 2x and CTO Tag Team Championship 1x.

Early life

Kendrick "Ricardo Makaveli" Santana was born on December 16, 1992, in San Juan Puerto Rico. His mother, Evelyn Santana, a secretary for a local insurance company, gave birth to him when she was 19 years old. His parents divorced when he was 8 months old, and his father permanently abandoned the family. When Santana was at the age of 12, his mother nicknamed him the Golden Child. He got this name for doing anything to make his mother proud. While his brothers were locked up for robbing a local grocery store, Santana was forced to take on the responsibility of being the man of the house. His mother died due to an automobile accident on her way to his graduation when Santana was seventeen.He developed an interest in the fast pace street life that Harlem New York, had to offer. Santana played basketball as a child, but had to stop after he got cut from the team for reckless behavior. He also played football during high school as a running back. He briefly competed in amateur wrestling in high school and track. He had to stop playing football in high school, after he was caught selling his pain medication and throwing football games for money. Uninterested in going to college, Santana began selling cocaine at the age of 18. Santana spent nine months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally selling drugs in Newark. Santana and his fellow gang members wore CVS pharmacists uniforms and would sneak in CVS after hours to sell the drugs. Santana plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to sell illegal drugs and was sentenced to two years in prison. He was released after serving about one-third of that term, and began wrestling in CTO shortly after.

Professional wrestling career

Cherish The Opportunity (2013-2018)

After jail time, Kendrick received professional training for his debut in 2014 where he defeated Xion Moon in a singles competition to become a contender for the company's first World Championship. Shortly after Kendrick went on to face Sean O Riley at their first Pay Per View " Jump Off", where he defeated O'Riley to become the World Champion. Unfortunately he didn't get to reign long do to a drug addiction which got him released and placed in Rehab before returning full time to the company in late 2016.

His First Documentary :

In June 2018 Kendrick Santana released his first Documentary film called Step In My J's.

Valor Wrestling (2018-present)

On June 14, 2018 Ricardo Makaveli was announced he had signed with Valor Wrestling and was set to compete in his ring debut at Resurrection against JP Masters.

Fame Wrestling Entertainment Birth( September 2018)

During the death of Cherish The Opportunity, Kendrick secretly signed over the company, leaving hundreds of people without employment & used his strategic ways to create his own franchise called Fame Wrestling Entertainment.

Personal life

Santana married his first wife, Emelie Xavier, in 2012.  The marriage ended in 2014 due to domestic violence brought on by complications with his Bipolar and Post-traumatic stress disorder. After Xavier and Santana split, Santana was stalked by his former girlfriend,Rachel Reigns , younger sister, Alisha Jenay. Jenay and Santana date surely after but it did not last due to Jenay faking a pregnancy which lead to Santana leaving. Santana went on to date former CTO superstar, Doll. The two split due to irreconcilable differences. As the years went on, Santana met the current CTO DOD Champion, Rachel Reigns . The two split due to infidelity on Reigns behalf. Soon after, Santana been dating fellow CTO Superstar Marcela Ferreira. After a 6 month relationship, they came to a mutual agreement to be friends. This led to Kendrick rekindling his relationship with his former girlfriend Rachel Reigns and proposing to her infront of a large audience at Wrestlevania to only leave her three months after.  

In February 2018 Kendrick was rumored to be in a speculated relationship with TKS Siren Kattya. The two kept their relationship private until late March, but split ways sometime after do to reconsidering differences. Kendrick released a statement sometime after where he stated " He still has a great amount of respect for Katherine and wish her nothing but success."   

 Religion, Tattoo Removal  and Beliefs

In late 2018 Kendrick F. Santana began to attend meetings, and bacame a full on Muslim. On December 1, Makaveli told Sports news "Im very grateful to be a Muslim. Allah doesn't need me, I need Allah. Then he goes on to say, "We have faults, we make mistakes, and thats what the religion is for to help that man or woman correct their mistakes!" 

Shortly after Kendrick would replace his cross that once was located underneath his eye and covered it with a "Numb" tattoo.

Life After Prison " Social Media, Vlogging, Birth Of Ricardo Makaveli, & More!

Kendrick was released from Prison on September 5th, 2018 when long time friend Aaron Bomber paid his bail charges .The bail was received on September 4th with lack of evidence provided by an unknown source.

Kendrick also likes to Vlog, design clothes and " Hang out with chicks in his spare time. Before given jail time, Kendrick told a source that he viewed women like trophies , he wasn't satisfied until he had them all on a shelf, but It wasn't long until he was forced to change that way of life once he was granted a " taste of his own medicine".

As of September 16th 2018, Kendrick says he's single but is talking to someone he claims to have an eye on for sometime.   

In late September it was then revealed Kendrick was in a relationship with Fame Diva Shaul Santana. The Two live in a private home in New York. 


  • Simba ( Current )
  • The Gucc
  • SupaFly
  • The Human Highlight Reel
  • The Perfect Illusion
  • The Puerto Rican LL Cool J
  • The Lightskin Keith Sweat
  • The Heart Break Kidd (2 D's)
Will Photo

Another Santana?!

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Entry Wound (Spear 2012 - Present)
    • ESOM ( SuperKick Current )
  • Nicknames
    • "Kidd Gucci" - Retired September 1, 2018
    • "Kidd Santana"
    • Ricardo Makaveli

Championships and accomplishments

  • Cherish the Oppertunity
    • CTO World Heavyweight Championship (2 time)
    • CTO Tag Team Champion (1 time)

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