18 of the Most Awesome Masks in Pro Wrestling History
In most popular media, the question “Who is the man behind the mask?” is tossed about to create an air of intrigue and mystique. However, in the wild world of pro wrestling, the reply is often, “Who cares!? That mask is frickin’ awesome!”
Whether it is due to honoring the traditions of lucha libre, creating a monstrous persona, or fulfilling a wrestling company’s partnership with an anime, the world of pro wrestling has thousands of masked performers. Much like in superhero media, noir, and other genres, the mask helps create mystery, intrigue, and can occasionally act as a symbol. It also helps that masks and their designs are a great marketing and merchandising tool to sell replicas, t-shirts, and toys, too.
Over time, many of these masks have become more intricate, legendary, badass, and just plain fun. Let’s go over some of the most iconic, detailed, and awesome masks throughout theatrical grappling history!