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We all wear masks (and not just in 2020, when it's largely mandatory - unless you happen to be the President recovering from a highly virulent disease).

'Personae' - named for the literal coverings once donned by theatre actors - are the social vizards we present to the world. Without necessarily realising it, pretty much everybody reserves a persona for each setting, mentally substituting as appropriate. Who you are at work is probably not who you are out with friends, and nor is it likely to be who you are with family.

It's only when you remove this mask - usually in a dramatic anime sequence set to pulsating J-rock - that you can be your true self.

Wrestlers, like actors and execrable social media influencers, make a career out of their personas. They also - kind of the point of this ramble - wear, you know, actual masks. And not as a social construct, but because they look cool. Wrestling is all about looking cool.

Someone must have skipped that last bit when they outfitted poor RETRIBUTION with their pound store fancy-dress, then; they look about as scary as my nana in her hand-knitted cardi. As we approach spooky season, here's proof that wrestling masks actually can be menacing.

15. Vader

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Any mask which requires a fire extinguisher on stand-by is, by its very nature, pretty frightening stuff. When it's plonked, all Giger-esque metallic spikes and horns, onto the colossal frame of Vader, a certifiable Big Van if ever there was one, it becomes utterly menacing. It's time... to change your undies.

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Masks are the rage, and for good reason. As the pandemic continues, the demand for people to wear masks in public is greater than ever as the U.S. tries to contain the spread of COVID-19.

If you need a little inspiration to strap a piece of cloth over your nose and mouth, let’s celebrate a handful of the world’s greatest to ever wear them. Where else would we look other than pro wrestling, where masks remain commonplace?

Sure, many of the iconic masks donned in World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling and elsewhere do not fully cover the mouth and nose. So they aren’t CDC-approved. The idea is to get in the mask mindset, and these legends did it right. In no particular order, here are some of our favorites.

Rey Mysterio

At just 5-foot-6-inches, the California native is a towering figure in professional wrestling history, performing since the age of 14 and becoming a star in WCW during the late 1990s and then a WWE world champion from the 2000s to now. The high-flyer is currently feuding with Seth Rollins. We saw many colorful variations of his famous lucha mask, with Mysterio even adding contact lenses for accentuation.

Psychosis

First billed as “Psicosis” before changing it with WCW, the Mexican-born Dionicio Castellanos Torres joined the company in 1996, often wrestling other luchadores like Juventud Guerrera and Ultimo Dragon and eventually winning the Cruiserweight belt. With a horned mask and long hair, he had one of the more unique looks in 1990s wrestling. At 49, he continues to wrestle on the independent circuit.

La Parka

Always a treat whenever he appeared on WCW shows like “Monday Nitro” or “Thunder,” Mexican-born Adolfo Margarito Tapia Ibarra (not to be confused with La Parka II, who died tragically in January) wore a full skeleton suit starting in his home country for promotions like Asistencia Asesoría y Administración. “La Parka” translates to “the reaper.” He’d soon appear with a steel folding chair during his appearances, bringing an amazing comedic element to WCW’s strongest run on the air. Watch this absolute masterpiece of a squash match against Goldberg.

The Patriot

Wrestling as The Patriot for several promotions including American Wrestling Association and All Japan Pro Wrestling, South Carolina native Del Wilkes found stardom in WCW with the tag team Stars and Stripes and then had a memorable feud with Bret Hart in WWE, during a heated U.S. vs. Canada story line that helped usher in the famed Attitude Era. Listen to his theme music above, which was later famously used by Kurt Angle.

El Generico

Best known as WWE superstar Sami Zayn, the skilled Canadian wrestled as El Generico for more than a decade with promotions like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Ring of Honor for signing with Vince McMahon and removing the mask for good. Will we ever see a return of El Generico?

Vader

Also known as “Big Van Vader,” the late great Leon White remains one of the most intimidating forces of nature in pro wrestling history, thanks to his massive stature, sneaky athleticism and that unique mask that gave him one of the all-time best looks.

Shockmaster

Now we’re talking! A full-on face-covering! Slap a bedazzled stormtrooper helmet on a big guy and he’ll skyrocket his way to the top of the wrestling world, right? Just nail the entrance, and you’re golden! Laugh if you must (because it’s arguably the funniest moment in the history of the business), but after he crashed through the wall, tripped and felt and lost his helmet for a moment, we took the Shockmaster’s words of warning very seriously, and we’re just thankful we never had to endure his wrath again. (Props to Sid Vicious for acting his heart out in this clip.)

Lord Humongous

Speaking of Sid, he was one the long list of wrestlers who worked the Lord Humongous gimmick, based on the character popularized in the Mad Max sequel “The Road Warrior.” Originally introduced in Memphis’ Continental Wrestling Association, it appeared in several other promotions.

Mankind

One of the three faces of Foley, Mankind wore a leather mask fit for medieval times to execute his deranged character who loved pain. The character took on a more comedic persona, wearing a sock puppet and shirt-and-tie combo and even teaming with The Rock. But there’s no doubt Mankind’s mask had the desired effect of making fans uncomfortable.

Sin Cara

El Paso native Jorge Arias earned widespread acclaim in various promotions and under ring names like Mistico and Incognito before signing with WWE in 2009, teaming with fellow masked wrestler Kalisto to form the aerodynamic tag team The Lucha Dragons. Points to Sin Cara for covering the mouth and nose, and even the eyes.

Tiger Mask

Satoru Sayama remains the only man to ever hold the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Junio Heavyweight Championship simultenously. Also known as Tiger King (!), Sayama has earned acclaim from the industry’s best thanks to his in-ring ability. There have been several other iterations of the Tiger Mask gimmick, including Mitsuharu Misawa’s Tiger Mask II.

Mortis

The late Chris Kanyon took on a few gimmics during his 1990s run at WCW, including Mortis as he donned a frightening skeleton mask. Mortis didn’t stick around long, after somewhat memorable feuds with Glacier and Raven, but the mask did the trick.

Blue Blazer

The late great Owen Hart died tragically while performing as the Blue Blazer in 1999, but fans fondly remember his intro to the WWE, making his acrobatic debut at the 1988 Survivor Series. After an incredible run under his real name and teaming and feuding with his brother Bret, he returned to the Blue Blazer gimmick for a short period before his death at the “Over the Edge” pay-per-view event.

Ultimo Dragon

At 53, Japanese native Yoshihiro Asai remains active between the ropes, but we perhaps best know him for his run as an NWA World Middleweight Champion and WCW Cruiserweight Champion. He popularized the “Asai Moonsault,” and developed in the lucha libre style while working in Mexico. His masks always brought a little extra color and flair.

Jushin Liger

An industry legend, Japanese wrestler Keiichi Yamada is best known for his career at New Japan Pro Wrestling, though he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020. “Thunder” Liger’s costumes were as much of a treat as his entertaining wrestling style.

Kane

Let’s focus on Kane’s original mask, which covered his entire face and reinforced the scary air of mystery that shrouded his character ever since his 1997 debut. Now the Mayor of Knox County, Tenn., the 53-year-old Glenn Jacobs went all in on the “Corporate Kane” gimmick and ditched the mask for now. An all-timer in the WWE, the monster initially billed as the Undertaker’s brother carved his own path through grand entrances and brutal matches. And that eerie red and black mask.

El Santo

As much of a folk hero as legendary wrestler, this titan of lucha libre had a career that spanned five decades starting in the 1940s. He’d never remove his mask, even in private. This is the energy we need in 2020.

The Fiend

Too scary for wrestling? Popular WWE superstar Bray Wyatt repackaged himself in as unique a way we can recall another performer doing in recent memory, donning a petrifying Halloween mask and playing sinister mind games with his opponents (and fans), all the way to an impressive run as Universal Champion. We haven’t seen The Fiend in recent WWE shows, just Wyatt without a mask. Maybe he scared too many kids? Either way, the mask covers the entire face, which is A-OK during the pandemic.

Nacho Libre

Look, he counts. He may have never entered a WWE or NJPW ring, but Jack Black’s benevolent priest-in-training devotes his life to feeding orphans thanks to his heroics in the squared-circle in one of the funniest movies ever made. We also see a wonderful array of other luchadors like the formidable champion Ramses, plus Carlos Rosales, Dynasty and Silencio.

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16 MASKED WWE Wrestlers Who Were Shockingly UNMASKED!

Burnt Fiend & 9 Other Scariest Wrestling Masks

The wrestling world features numerous wrestlers who wear masks that can be considered scary and unsettling, and some of these masks induce more fear than others. Wrestlers wear masks so that they can better connect with fans, and although this does not guarantee a character's success, these masks almost always make wrestlers seem more intimidating.

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Fear is a very powerful emotion, which is why the wrestling industry uses it for entertainment purposes, but fear comes in many forms. Most scary wrestling masks inspire fear because they make the wrestler look like a monster or demon, but there are also masks that are scary because they have some sort of deeper, psychological meaning.

10 Penta El Zero M

Penta El Zero M is currently signed with AEW, where he is one half of the Lucha Brothers and one-third of the Death Triangle trio. Before making his way to AEW though, Penta was a great singles wrestler, who happened to be the best Lucha UndergroundChampion.

Penta's mask covers the majority of his face, but it always leaves his mouth and lower-jaw exposed, which is why he adds face paint. This paint is what really makes him look terrifying because it gives him a demonic appearance.

9 La Parka

La Parka has wrestled in several countries over the course of his nearly 40-year career, but he didn't rise to popularity until he joined WCW. Like other luchadores, La Parka has worn a mask for the majority of his career, and his mask matches perfectly with the rest of his gear.

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His mask has always had a skeletal design, and although the rest of his gear looks like a cheesy Halloween costume, the mask has always looked creepy, no matter what variation he chooses to wear.

8 Mortis

WCW had its fair share of terrible gimmicks, and Mortis was one of them. Chris Kanyon was the one who wore the costume, and he was immediately placed into a feud with another Mortal Kombat themed wrestler called Glacier.

Mortis was supposed to represent death, but the gimmick failed to resonate with fans, and Kanyon was forced to continue playing the character for months. He may have looked like a rip-off Skeletor, and the gimmick may have been horrible, but no one can deny the fact that Mortis had a scary mask.

7 Great Muta

The Great Muta has been competing since 1984 and, aside from a few stints in North America, he has spent the majority of his illustrious career in Japan. He usually only wore masks during his entrances, but that does not dismiss the fear that those masks instilled in his opponents and fans.

Muta has had dozens of masks over the years, but his scariest masks have always had something to do with decay. He has been a decaying zombie pirate, ninja, dragon, and Native American.

6 Matanza Cueto

Jeff Cobb is currently signed with New Japan, but he has spent time in ROH, AEW, and PWG. He also competed for Lucha Underground, where he was a masked wrestler known as Matanza Cueto.

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Cobb's look is terrifying with a thick and intimidating mask covering his entire face, which almost always dehumanizes the wrestler. Matanza's mask made him look like an even more threatening Jason Voorhees, except he was more likely to use a table than a machete.

5 Vibora

Austin Matelson has been wrestling since 2009, and he is currently signed with AEW under the ring name of Luchasaurus. His current mask makes him look like a dinosaur, but when it comes to evoking fear, his Vibora mask was much more effective.

He used the name Vibora while he was on the independent circuit and Lucha Underground. In Spanish, the word vibora means snake, and when Matelson wore his character's surprisingly-detailed mask, he really did look like a snake with a human body.

4 Black Taurus

Impact fans have seen quite a few wrestlers with horrible attire, but Black Taurus is not one of them. Taurus has wrestled for several North American promotions, and he returned to Impact this past February as the newest member of Decay.

Taurus wears a full bull mask, which comes with its own set of horns, a thick mane, and a nose ring. With this mask, Taurus looks like a minotaur from Greek Mythology, and thanks to his physical style and mannerisms, he fully embraces his monster gimmick.

3 Mankind

Only a handful of wrestlers have managed to successfully pull off a psychopath gimmick, and Mick Foley was one of them. His Mankind character may have become a loveable mascot, but when he first debuted, he was a very tortured soul.

The mask brought the entire character together, as it gave Foley a Hannibal-Lecter-feel, but what really made the mask so off-putting was the meaning behind it. Mankind represented the fragility of the human psyche and the mask showed just how distressing that fragility is.

2 Kane's Original Mask

Kane was incredibly successful while wearing his mask, but he was also successful without it, which puts him on a very short list of people who managed to find greatness with or without the mask. For more than a decade, Kane has been using the same mask, but it pales in comparison to his original mask.

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The original mask covered Kane's entire face, and it made him look like someone who really did come from Hell. What made this mask so frightening is the fact that it was meant to conceal a face that was supposedly even more horrifying.

1 Burnt Fiend

Certain aspects of Bray Wyatt's career make absolutely no sense, but it's hard to deny that his Fiend character has, for the most part, been a resounding success. The Fiend has been feuding with Randy Orton for months, and he was burned alive by Orton at TLC.

The Fiend's mask has always been terrifying, but when he returned at Fastlane, he revealed a far more gruesome mask that resembled burnt flesh. There are those who believe that someone else is playing The Fiend, but whether that is true or not, does not take away the fact that the mask could cause anyone to have nightmares.

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Wrestling mask

Professional wrestling ring gear

A selection of wrestling masks sold at stores.

A wrestling mask is a fabric-based mask that some professional wrestlers wear as part of their in-ring persona or gimmick. Professional wrestlers have been using masks as far back as 1915 and they are still widely used today, especially in Lucha Libre in Mexico.

History[edit]

At the 1865 World's Fair, Theobaud Bauer debuted the mask, wrestling as "The Masked Wrestler" in Paris, France. He continued wrestling using the mask throughout France as part of a circus troupe in the 1860s before moving on the United States in the early 1870s.[1]

In 1915, Mort Henderson started wrestling as the "Masked Marvel" in the New York area making him the first North American wrestler to perform with such a gimmick. In the subsequent years many wrestlers would put on a mask after they had been used in an area, or territory, that their popularity and drawing ability diminished, it would be an easy way for a wrestler to begin working in a new area as a "fresh face". Sometimes workers wore masks in one territory and unmasked in another territory in order to keep their two identities separate.

The mask in the US and Canada[edit]

Many wrestlers have had very successful careers while masked such as The Destroyer/Dr. X, Mr. Wrestling, Masked Superstar and the Spoiler. In the days where professional wrestling was more regional, with less national television coverage, it was not uncommon for more than one person or team to use the same gimmick and mask, and there have at times been several masked "Interns", "Assassins" and "Executioners" working simultaneously. Tag team wrestling has seen more masked teams, using identical masks to create unity between wrestlers. Successful masked teams include the Masked Assassins, Blue Infernos and the Grapplers.

One of the best-known North American masked wrestlers was Big Van Vader, who was also known for his in-ring agility despite his large frame during the 1980s and 90s. Other notable examples are Rey Mysterio, Mankind, Kane, Edge & Christian as 'Los Conquistadores' & Owen Hart as 'Blue Blazer'.

Today, masked wrestlers are not a common sight in the United States and Canada, but masked wrestlers have a long history in that region, dating back to 1915. A mask sometimes will be used by a well known wrestler in a storyline where they must get around various "stipulations" or betray a trust without revealing their true identity. For instance wrestlers who are suspended in a storyline return under a mask under another name, usually with it being very obvious who is under the mask. Examples of this include: Hulk Hogan as Mr. America, Dusty Rhodes as The Midnight Rider, André the Giant as Giant Machine, Brian Pillman as The Yellow Dog, The Miz as The Calgary Kid, Dan Marsh as Mr. X and Bo Dallas as Mr. NXT. Jimmy Valiant once returned under a mask as Charlie Brown from Outta Town after losing to Paul Jones in a "Loser Leaves Town" match (a stipulation where the loser of the match must resign from the organization for which he worked). Mickie James also revealed to be under the mask when she returned to WWE as Alexa Bliss's partner.

The mask in Lucha Libre[edit]

See also: Lucha Libre masks

When I put on the mask, I'm transformed. The mask gives me strength. The mask gives me fame. The mask is magical. When I remove the mask, I'm a normal human who can walk right by you, and not even get a "hello". Usually with the mask on, everything is positive. Without the mask I'm a normal being who has his problems, who cries, who sometimes suffers. I could tell you that I really admire El Hijo del Santo. But do you know who I admire more ? The human being. Thanks to him, El Hijo del Santo has a life. And this human being sometimes sacrifices a lot to give this other identity life.

— El Hijo del Santo, [2]

It is a common misconception that masks in Lucha Libre spring from the Aztec, Inca or Mayan tradition but the mask, or "Máscara" in Spanish, was first introduced in Mexico when a promoter saw American wrestler "Cyclone" McKey working in Texas and decided to bring McKey to work for his promotion, Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre (EMLL). The Mexican fanbase quickly took to the mystery of the masked man and soon after Mexican wrestlers themselves started wearing masks, becoming "Enmascarados". Early masks were simplistic with strong, basic colors designs that could be recognized even in the back row of the arena. Over the years the masks evolved to become very intricate and colorful drawing on Mexico's rich history. Unlike in other parts of North America the popularity of the masked wrestlers has not waned over the years, with souvenir masks being sold at events and online. In modern lucha libre, masks are colorfully designed to evoke the images of animals, gods, ancient heroes, and other archetypes, whose identity the luchador takes on during a performance. Most wrestlers in Mexico start their career wearing a mask, but over the span of their careers a substantial number of them will be unmasked. Sometimes, a wrestler slated for retirement will be unmasked in one of his final bouts or at the beginning of a final tour, signifying loss of identity as that character. Sometimes, losing the mask signifies the end of a gimmick with the wrestler moving on to a new gimmick and mask, often without public acknowledgement of the wrestler's previous persona.

The wrestling mask is considered "sacred", so much so that the intentional removal of a mask is grounds for disqualification. If a wrestler is unmasked during the match their top priority is to cover up their face and usually gets help from people at ringside to hide his face. Most masked wrestlers wear their masks for any and all public appearances using the mask to keep their personal life separate from their professional life. Because of the mask most Mexican wrestlers also enjoy a higher degree of anonymity about their personal life. Some wrestlers become larger than life characters such as El Santo, one of the most popular cultural icons who always wore his mask in public, revealed his face only briefly in old age, and was even buried in his trademark silver mask.

Luchas de Apuestas[edit]

See also: Luchas de Apuestas

In Lucha Libre the highest achievement is not winning a championship but winning the mask of an opponent in a "Luchas de Apuestas" match, a "bet fight" where each wrestler bets their mask. The Luchas de Apuestas match is usually seen as the culmination of a long and heated storyline between two or more wrestlers with the winner getting the "ultimate victory”. It is customary for the loser of such a match to reveal his real name, where he's from and how long he has been a wrestler before taking the mask off to show his face. Unmasked wrestlers will wager their hair instead, risking having his or her head shaved bald in case of defeat. There can be several reasons to book a "Luchas de Apuestas" match beyond the obvious purpose of elevating the winner. If the loser is a younger wrestler then the loss of the mask can sometimes lead to a promotional push after unmasking, or the wrestler being given a new ring persona. Older wrestlers often lose their masks during the last couple of years of their career, often for a big payday depending on how long and successful a career they've had, The more successful the wrestler that's unmasked, the bigger the honor for the winner.

The first luchas de apuestas match was presented on July 14, 1940 at Arena México. The defending champion Murciélago was so much lighter than his challenger Octavio that he requested a further condition before he would sign the contract: Octavio would have to put his hair on the line. Octavio won the match and Murciélago unmasked, giving birth to a tradition in lucha libre.[3]

High profiled "Luchas de Apuestas" include El Santo winning the mask of Black Spirit, Los Villanos winning the masks of all three Los Brazos (El Brazo, Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata), Atlantis winning the mask of Villano III, La Parka unmasking both Cibernético andad El Mesias, Villano V taking Blue Panther's mask and Último Guerrero winning the mask of Villano V. Some wrestlers have made a career by the volume of masks they have won rather than the general quality of their opponents—wrestler Super Muñeco claims to have won over 100 masks, with at least 80 verifiable "Luchas de Apuestas" wins, while Estrella Blanca is said to have the most Luchas de Apuestas with over 200 masks won.

The mask in Japanese wrestling[edit]

The Destroyer, an American, was the first masked wrestler to work in Japan during the 1960s but remained a novelty with very few Japanese wrestlers choosing to wear a mask. In the 1970s Mil Máscaras became the first Mexican Luchador to work on a regular basis and became very popular with the fans. The original Tiger Mask, Satoru Sayama was inspired by Mil Máscaras to create the masked "Tiger Mask" persona. After the success of Tiger Mask several wrestlers have adopted the mask, mainly lighter wrestlers who like Sayama had a more high flying and flashy style. The wrestling mask is held in more regard by the Japanese fans than the North American fans but isn't as "sacred" as the Mexican mask, meaning that the wrestler can perform both masked one day and unmasked another if he so wishes. Famous Japanese masked wrestlers include Jyushin Thunder Liger, Último Dragón, El Samurai, The Great Sasuke, Dragon Kid and Bushi.

The mask in British wrestling[edit]

Although at live shows, masked wrestlers were as prolific in British wrestling as its American counterpart, they were largely kept off ITV's television coverage until the late 1960s. Successful masked wrestlers up until this point included Count Bartelli (Geoff Condliffe), the White Angel (Judo Al Hayes) and Doctor Death (promoter Paul Lincoln as the top villain of his own major independent promotion). Masked wrestlers were frequently disparaged by top promoters during this period as a symptom of the allegedly "anarchic" conditions in American wrestling - indeed the first masked wrestler on ITV, The Outlaw (Gordon Nelson) was announced as being an American.

The most famous masked wrestler in British history, Peter Thornley, the original British version of Kendo Nagasaki made his professional debut - complete with masked Samurai gimmick - in 1964 but did not appear on television until 1971. His mask was pulled off by opponent Big Daddy during a televised match in December 1975, an important turning point in Daddy's rise in popularity. Nagasaki later voluntarily unmasked in a ceremony in the ring on TV in December 1977. By 1986 he was back under the mask and was the top villain of All Star Wrestling from this point until his second retirement in 1993. Another successful masked wrestler from the 1970s was blue-eye martial artist Kung Fu, played by Eddie Hamill, who lost his mask after a 1977 televised defeat by Mick McManus but continued to wrestle unmasked still as Kung Fu.

During the 1980s - apart from Nagasaki - masked wrestlers were mostly treated by All Star as short lived reflections of recent fads in popular culture. Meanwhile, in Joint Promotions they were generally built towards being fodder for Big Daddy to defeat, unmask and humiliate in headline tag matches, such as the Spolier (Drew McDonald) King Kendo, the Masked Marauders tag team and The Emperor. In 1995, All Star Wrestling shows were frequently headlined by a masked tag team based on the Power Rangers franchise, until the copyright owners intervened. In the 21st century, El Ligero wrestled successfully for both the traditional and American-style promotions.

Anatomy of the wrestling mask[edit]

The original wrestling masks were often masks attached to a top that snapped in the groin making it very uncomfortable for the people wearing it. If the masks were not attached to the top, then they were made from uncomfortable material such as brushed pig skin, leather or suede. In the 1930s, a Mexican shoe maker called Antonio Martinez created a mask on request from Charro Aguayo that became the standard for wrestling masks created since then. The basic design consists of four pieces of fabric sewn together to create the basic shape that covers the entire head. The mask has openings for the eyes, nose and mouth with colorful trim around the open features, this trim is known as "Antifaz" in Spanish. The back of the mask is open with a "tongue" of fabric under laces to keep it tight enough to not come off accidentally during a match. The first variation in style came when the jaw and mouth area was removed from the mask to expose the skin. Other masks have solid material over the mouth, nose, eyes or all three, in the case of fabric covering the eyes a stretched fabric that is see through up-close is used.

Originally being made from fabric masks have evolved and are now made from a variety of materials from cotton to nylon to various vinyls in many different colours and patterns. Several additions have been made to the mask decorations over the years with the most prevalent and visually striking being foam horns and artificial hair attached to the mask. Mock ears are also commonly used, especially if the mask has an animal motif such as a tiger.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Enciclopedia de las Mascaras, 11 volume magazine published 2007 - 2008. Covers the technical aspects of various luchador's masks from A to Z, details on fabric, construction, design and manufacturing.

References[edit]

General
  • Madigan, Dan (2007). Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. ISBN .
  • El Nacimiencito de un Sueño (the birth of a dream), Pages 41 - 51
  • Masks, Pages 46-49
  • The Mask in the match, Pages 60-61
  • Los Enmascarados (the Masked Men), Pages 71-127
  • Ranjan Chhibber (2007). "Lucha in the '80s and the demise of the masked Mexican wrestler in America". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 133–137. ISBN .
  • L.L. Staff (2007-11-05). "Lucha Libre: Revista de Mascaras" (in Spanish). Mexico. pp. 1–65. Mascareros Forjadores de Leyendas.
  • Stacy Brandt (2002-12-05). "Who Was That Masked Man?". The Daily Aztec. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  • Greg Oliver & Steve Johnson (2005). The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. ISBN .
  • The Assassins, Pages 52-54
  • The Interns, Pages 76-78
  • The Infernos, Pages 199-201
  • The Mysterious Medics, Pages 213-215
  • Mr. Wrestling I & II, Pages 231-232
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