Check Out These Famous Wrestlers Without Their Mysterious Masks

A wrestler’s mask is something sacred and no one is allowed to touch it. Even though it might seem like the mask is just a simple accessory designed to make a wrestler look mysterious, this is not always the case. The mask is helping protect the wrestler’s identity and it’s also helping the WWE give him an interesting backstory. Just take Rey Mysterio, for instance, who is famous for being a luchador and despite his fame, no one really knows what he looks like. If you are curious to see what some of the world’s most interesting wrestlers look like unmasked, then you are in luck! Today we are going to present 90 famous wrestlers from America’s greatest fighting championships without their masks.

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#87. The Shockmaster

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Fred Ottman is an American wrestler who became famous for his masked character The Shockmaster. Let’s face it, that silver helmet painted in glitter was quite ridiculous, but it sure brought him fame! He fought in WWF for many years under this mask.

#86. Jim Neidhart

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Jim Neidhart rose to fame in 1996 after his appearance in WWF under the masked character named Who. He won 2 NWA championships and 2 WWF Tag Team Championships. He retired in 2013 after a long and successful career, and this is how he looks like without a mask.

#85. Scorpio Sky

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American wrestler and martial artist Schuyler Andrews is most famous for his masked wrestling character Scorpio Sky. He won many championships, including one AEW World Tag Team Championship and 2 EWF Heavyweight Championships.

#84. Smash

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Although he technically didn’t wear a mask, Barry Allen Darsow fought for many years in the WWF and WCW under the ring name Smash and was most famous for his KISS-like red and white makeup. He won 3 WWF World Tag Team Championships and one NWA World Tag Team Championship.

#83. The Yeti

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Ronald Allen Reis is an American wrestler, famous for his appearances in WCW during the 90s under the masked character The Yeti. We can’t say he didn’t put effort into his costume! It’s also worth mentioning that he won a TCW Tag Team Championship.

#82. The Executioner

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The Executioner may probably be one of the silliest masked characters in this list. Far from being intimidating, he looks like a child’s Halloween costume. He fought for several years in WWF and got involved in a famous feud with the iconic wrestler The Undertaker (slide to #15!).

#81. Fishman

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José Ángel Sánchez was a wrestler who became famous during the late 80s after his appearances in the WWA under the masked character Fishman. He was involved in some legendary feuds against other icons like Rey Misterio.

#80. Pentagon Jr.

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Pentagon Jr. is a famous Mexican masked wrestler who reached fame after winning several championships in the American wrestling tournament AAW, including the Fifth Triple Crown Championship. I doubt you’ll find a scarier character on this list!

#79. The Patriot

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Del Wilkes is a retired American wrestler famous for having won a few AWA World Tag Team Championships and WCW World Tag Team Championships. He usually fought under the masked character The Patriot.

#78. Hayabusa

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Eiji Ezaki is a Japanese wrestler, famous for his ring name Hayabusa. Although he began his career in Japan, he rose to worldwide fame in FMW and WEW, becoming WEW Heavyweight Champion and WEW World Tag Team Champion.

#77. Los Conquistadores

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Edge and Christian are a famous wrestling tag team formed by Adam Copeland and Jason Reso, two real-life best friends. They competed in many WWF tournaments under the masked characters Los Conquistadores. They won the WWE World Tag Team Championship in 2000.

#76. Bray Wyatt

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Bray Wyatt is a third-generation wrestler famous for his appearances in WWE. He has won 4 WWE championships, including a Universal Championship and a SmackDown Tag Team Championship. He usually fights under this creepy-looking character, The Fiend.

#75. Dangerous Danny Davis

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Dangerous Danny Davis worked for many years in the WWF, competing as a masked wrestler named Mr. X. He was WWA Heavyweight Champion twice and won the Worst Feud of the Year Award in 1987.

#74. The Miz

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Michael Gregory Mizman, widely known for his ring name The Miz, has won 18 wrestling championships, including one WWE championship and 4 WWE Tag Team championships. In 2010, he made several appearances under the masked character The Calgary Kid in WWE. Who would’ve thought that he was so handsome in real life?

#73. Último Dragón

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Yoshihiro Asai is a Japanese wrestler known for his ring name Último Dragón (the Spanish words for Last Dragon). He rose to stardom after his appearances after being the NWA World Middleweight Champion and the WCW Cruiserweight Champion.

#72. Tiger Mask IV

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Yoshihiro Yamazaki is a Japanese wrestler, known for his ring name Tiger Mask IV. Although he now works for New Japan Pro Wrestling, he had successful appearances in NWA, having been NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion twice.

#71. Shocker

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José Luis Jair Soria, who fights under the ring name Shocker, is an iconic wrestler who has won many titles, including the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship in 2010. If you’re interested in meeting your favorite Mexican luchadores and wrestlers unmasked, then don’t miss the next few slides!

#72. Black Warrior

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Jesús Toral López is a famous wrestler who has mostly worked in Mexican championships, usually under the ring name Black Warrior. He rose to stardom in American soil after defeating El Dandy in the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship final. He also won the NWA World Middleweight Championship once.

#70. Cibernetico

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Octavio López Arreola, most famous for his ring name Cibernético, is a Mexican wrestler who has worked in Lucha Libre AAA for over a decade. Although he won most of his titles in Mexican championships, he made several appearances on WWF in 1996 and 1997.

#69. Konnan

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Charles Ashenoff, known for his ring name Konnan, is a Cuban wrestler who currently fights in MLW. He reached worldwide fame after fighting in WCW as part of the faction The Filthy Animals. You don’t wanna mess with them!

#68. Lizmark Jr.

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Lizmark Jr. is a Mexican wrestler, son of the legendary fighter Lizmark. Even though he’s more popular in his home country, he rose to worldwide fame after his stint in WCW, where he joined the Cruiserweight division during the late 90s.

#67. El Santo

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Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, commonly known as El Santo, was a Mexican wrestler who won many titles in different NWA championships. His son, known as El Hijo del Santo, is currently a WWE icon and wears the exact same mask as his father.

#66. Delirious

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Known after his ring name Delirious, Hunter Johnston is a wrestler signed to Jersey All Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor. He also fought in the NWA, winning the Midwest X Division Championship once.

#65. CM Punk

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Philip Jack Brooks, most known for his ring name CM Punk, is a retired wrestler who rose to fame after his multiple appearances on UFC and WWE. He achieved a whopping 434-day reign on WWE, being the sixth-longest in history. Wow!

#64. Rocco Rock

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Rocco Rock was one of the most successful WCW wrestlers during the 70s and 80s. During the 90s, however, he made several singe appearances under the character The Cheetah Kid, which became one of the fans’ favorite masked characters. Together with Johnny Grunge, he went on to form the legendary tag team The Public Enemy.

#63. Black Cat

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Victor Man Manuel was a famous Mexican wrestler, though you may probably know him after his ring name, Black Cat. Even though he won most of his titles in Japan, he also fought for a few years in the WCW.

#62. Bob Armstrong

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Joseph Melton James, most famous for his ring name Bob Armstrong, was a famous wrestler, two times winner of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. He usually fought under the masked character Bullet. You should also know that his 4 children followed his steps and became iconic wrestlers too, the most famous one being Robert Bradley (slide to #58 to learn more about him!).

#61. Tony Marino

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane and honor one of the greatest wrestling icons in the history of the NWA. Tony Marino rose to fame during the 50s thanks to his masked character, Battman, which he fought under until 1971.

#60. Brady Boone

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Late professional wrestler Dean R. Peters is most famous for his appearances with the WWF and he mostly fought under the ring names Brady Boone and Battle Kat. During his first years in the WWF, he worked with Haynes in a jobber jag team and they were unbeatable!

#59. Al Snow

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Allen Ray Sarven is mostly famous for his ring name Al Snow, and even though he’s played various masked characters, Avatar is the most famous one by far. Sarven began wrestling under this ninja gimmick when he began working for WWF.

#58. Brad Armstrong

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Robert Bradley James is a famous American wrestler known for his ring name, Brad Armstrong, and for his masked character, Arachnaman. He began his wrestling career in NWA, where he won the US Junior Heavyweight Championship and went on to fight in WCW, WWE, and ECW.

#57. Mistico

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Even though Mistico is one of the most famous WWE stars ever, he had a very shortlived career. The truth is that he never managed to fully connect with the fans, mainly due to his reluctance to learn English and the WWE wrestling style. Even though he usually wrestled using a mask, he has several unmasked photos on social media, which kind of takes away the charm.

#56. La Parka

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Even though La Parka never won any WCW or WWE titles, he has become a popular cult figure throughout the years. He worked in WCW from 1996 to 2000 but won all of his 8 championships in his home country, Mexico. He has never fought without his mask, so this is one of his only unmasked pictures out there!

#55. Sin Caras Jr.

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As everyone on this list, Roberto del Rio launched his career as a wrestler wearing a mask. He carried on his father’s legacy by becoming a luchador, going by the name Dos Caras Jr. He began fighting without a mask as soon as he entered WWE. He had a very successful career, as he won both the WWE Championship and the World Championship!

#54. Owen Hart

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During his first year in WWE, the company wanted him to fight under a Blue Blazer mask. But the truth was that Owen Hart was never convinced with dressing as this 80s character since he felt it wasn’t cool enough. After a couple of years of glory, he left WWE but made a heroic comeback 5 years later. But this time, he fought without any mask, just like he always wanted to.

#53. Papa Shango

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Papa Shango is one of the most bizarre characters in the WWE universe, and here’s why. His character was that of an evil witch doctor who would always curse his rivals, luring them to the “dark world of Papa Shango“. Here’s a photo of Papa Shango without any face paint!

#52. Legion Of Doom

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Legion of Doom is one of the most intimidating names I can think of, and it does honor to this man’s bold physique. He became one of the most feared wrestlers in the WWE universe during the 90s, competing against other icons such as Hawk and Animal.

#51. SheRri Martel

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You’d be surprised to know that SheRri Martel was once the WWE Champion in the female category. Also known as the Sensational Sherri, she trained in Japan and worked for WWE, AWA, TNA, and WCW, before passing away in 2007. She usually wears tons of makeup, but this is how she really looks like!

#50. Mortis

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Chris Kanyon had a short-lived yet successful career, spending most of his years in the WCW under a creepy-looking character known as Mortis. Famous for his terrifying mask, he feuded with the famous character Raven, and together they fought some of the most thrilling matches of all time. Wondering how he looks like without a mask? Here you go!

#49. Kiss Demon

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Kiss Dimon is possibly one of the most peculiar WCW characters ever. During the 90s, he signed a deal with the rock band KISS, and that’s why he would always wrestle in a Gene Simmons Demon outfit. Sadly, the fans never seemed to grow fond of him, since his segments would always have a very poor rating.

#48. Aces & Eights

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Aces & Eights was one of the most famous villainous stables in the wrestling world. They competed in the TNA and were actually a group of 8 wrestlers, all of whom wore black and white masks before their identity was finally revealed. They were supposed to represent an outlaw motorcycle club. Intimidating!

#47. Aldo Montoya

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Aldo Montoya is most known for his appearances in WWF and ECW, having won an ECW World Heavyweight Championship once. He competed from 1994 to 2001, usually with that yellow mask you can see above. He also teamed up with wrestler Lance Storm and together they won the World Tag Team Championship on two occasions. If the name Aldo Montoya doesn’t ring a bell, you should know he also went by the name Justin Credible.

#46. Hunico

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Hunico is an amazing yet underrated wrestler who usually fought under the cursed Sin Cara mask. He’s one of the many fighters who received way more opportunities while working with a mask on. As to his career, he achieved better performances working in tag teams.

#45. Manik

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Manik is a character played by TJ Perkins, but no matter how cool the mask was, fans never seemed to like it. On the contrary, they would always say that the blue mask looked foolish and silly, and Perkins himself campaigned on social media to wrestle unmasked. Eventually, he was granted the wish to fight without a mask, and today he’s one of the biggest names in WWE.

#44. Jerry Lynn

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Without a doubt, Jerry Lynn is one of the most underrated wrestlers in WCW and ECW history. He was employed by WCW in the mid-90s and back then he went by the name Mr. JL. He received some attention after a few memorable matches against Sabu, but all in all, he reached greater fame after his debut in ECW.

#43. Ricochet

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Ricochet is a wrestling superstar most famous for his performances in Lucha Underground, though he has also fought in other companies, such as New Japan and WWE. Everyone knows him under the mask since Lucha Underground doesn’t allow him to take it off during the fights.

#42. Crazzy Steve

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Wearing face paint instead of masks has become somewhat of a trend lately, and wrestling icon Crazzy Steve is an example of this. Crazzy Steve started off as a member of a clown faction, though he ended teaming up with the WWE legends Abyss and Rosemary.

#41. Cesaro

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Cesaro is one of the most admired wrestlers in the WWE universe and he has fought under different masked characters. Perhaps, his most famous character was A Very Mysterious Ice Cream, famous for that bizarre-looking lavender mask.

#40. Kalisto

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We are going to kick things off with Kalisto who made his name in the WWE by taking on the role of a villain. His mask made him look like Venom who is the villain from Spiderman. Luckily for curious fans, the picture on the right was leaked on the web.

#39. The Boogeyman

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With a stage name like The Boogeyman, no one should be surprised to find out that this wrestler used to wear a leather mask that made him terrifying! The Boogeyman managed to keep his identity a secret for many years until the picture on the right revealed what he really looks like.

#38. El Torito

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There have been many great wrestlers to come from Mexico and El Torito is one of the best. While El Torito might not be as famous in the US as he is in Mexico, his face reveal does deserve a mention on our list.

#37. Curry Man

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We think it’s safe to say that the Curry Man is one of the scariest wrestlers to ever step foot inside the ring and this is all thanks to his weird appearance. To everyone’s surprise, Christopher “The Fallen Angel” Daniels was the one wearing the weird costume after all.

#36. Goldust

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Veteran WWE fans will remember Goldust for being one of the main stars of the show back in 1995. We want to mention that Goldust used to wrestle as “The Bizzare One” before he took on the role of the bedazzled man.

#35. Jeff Hardy

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Jeff Hardy is one of the biggest superstars that the WWE has ever seen and this is thanks to his acrobatic skills in the ring. The cool thing about Jeff Hardy is that he used to have a strange gimmick where he would wear a ton of makeup that made him look like a demon.

#34. Abyss

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Fans nicknamed Abyss “The Monster” because of how huge and fierce he is. Even though Abyss played the role of a beast when he was wearing the mask, he is quite a nice person in real life as the picture featured above shows us.

#33. Juventud Guerrera

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Old school fans of the wrestling are going to remember Juventud Guerrera for being one of the most skilled wrestlers to perform in the WCW Cruiserweight division. The wrestler always performed spectacularly and this is why fans loved him so much.

#32. The Great Muta

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When it comes to legendary wrestlers who helped put the sport on the map, The Great Muta is one of the most iconic ones. The cool thing about The Great Muta is that he managed to keep his identity secret for his entire career!

#31. Glacier

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Glacier was performing in the ring when Mortal Kombat was still popular and he resembled the character “Sub Zero”. This was happening back in the 90s and now, Glacier has decided to reveal his true identity.

#30. Suicide

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There have been many cool masked characters but they all pale in comparison with Suicide. What makes this character stand out from the rest is that he was played by multiple wrestlers with the most famous one being T.J. Perkins.

#29. Sin Cara

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Just like Suicide, the masked character of Sin Cara has been played by more than one wrestlers. However, there has been only one who dared to take off the mask in front of a live crowd and you can see him in the picture featured on the right.

#28. Ultimo Dragon

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Most people seem to forget that wrestling has a big following in Japan and one of the best Japanese wrestlers to ever do it is none other than Ultimo Dragon. Unfortunately, his gimmick didn’t do that well with fans from the US.

#27. Vader

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With a name like Vader, you know that this wrestler was a force not to be reckoned with. Vader is massive in size and to make things even better, he wore a scary mask that made his opponents tremble at his sight!

#26. Psychosis

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If you have been following wrestling for a long time, then you had to know that Pyschosis was going to appear on our list. After all, Psychosis is renowned for performing some of the most daring flying moves wich fans love to watch.

#25. Imposter Kane

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There was a time when a second Kane that wore a mask appeared in the WWE. No one knew who he was and fans were terrified of him! Fortunately for curious fans, it was revealed that the man behind the mask was none other than Drew Hankinson.

#24. Shark Boy

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The TNE wrestling organization has had lots of interesting characters but they all pale in comparison with Shark Boy. Fans loved to see Shark Boy and that funny mask brought smiles to people’s faces from all over the world.

#23. Mankind

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Mankind was not only a big and scary wrestler, but he was also nearly insane! No one wanted to get in the same ring with him because nothing good ever came out of this.

#22. Rey Mysterio

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When you say masked wrestler, the first name that pops to people’s minds in one other than Rey Mysterio. The wrestler did all he could to keep his identity secret but it was leaked on the internet.

#21. The Ultimate Warrior

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Just like Rey Mysterio, The Ultimate Warrior is one of the most legendary names in the industry. This wrestler was a pioneer and he paved the way for other masked wrestlers. His name was James Hellwig and sadly, he passed away.

#20. Mantaur

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Is there something scarier than seeing a giant man wearing a mask that makes him look like a bull? Well, this is exactly what the kind of nightmare fuel that Mantaur brought to the WWE.

#19. Mil Mascaras

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Mil Mascaras is one of the originals! He was one of the first wrestlers to wear a mask and he made his name in the wrestling industry by performing outstanding moves in the ring that most people can’t do even in their dreams.

#18. Rosey

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Rosey is one of the biggest wrestlers to ever step foot inside the ring and he became famous after joining the “Three Minute Team”. This team also had the colossal Samoan known as Umaga. The two giant wrestlers tossed around their opponents like they were weightless.

#17. The Pegasus Kid

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Who would’ve thought that Chris Benoit was the man behind the mask of “The Pegasus Man”? Chris Benoit has managed to keep his identity a secret all throughout his career which lasted for a staggering 22 years.

#16. Juan Cena

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This might be obvious to some of you, but the person to play Juan Cena is none other than John Cena himself. This happened back when John Cena was fighting with The Nexus.

#15. The Undertaker

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Even though The Undertaker is one of the most iconic and popular wrestlers in the WWE, there are many fans of his who don’t know that he actually took on the role of multiple personas such as The American Badass, The Last Outlaw and the Deadman.

#14. Justin Thunder Liger

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Justin Thunder Liger is one of the pioneers of wrestling and he made his debut on the big stage back in 1990. He recently announced that he is finally planning to retire and this will happen on January 4th, 2020.

#13. The Hurricane

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The Hurricane was an awesome wrestler who destroyed all opponents that got in his path. What many people don’t about this wrestler is that his real name is Shane Helms and he has managed to become a Hardcore Champion.

#12. Mil Muertes

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Mil Muertes in another famous wrestler never wanted his true identity to be revealed. However, the picture on the right was leaked on the internet and thanks to the unique tattoos, everyone knew what he really looked like.

#11. Sting

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You had to know that Sting was going to appear on our list! Even though he never wore a real mask, the makeup did the job just fine for Sting. This wrestler is a Hall of Famer and what he did for the sport is never going to be forgotten.

#10. Rosemary

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Rosemary is the first female wrestler to make an appearance on our list. Just like Sting, Rosemary didn’t wear a mask and instead she had face paint.

#9. Kane

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Kane hasn’t been wearing his mask since 2003, but it took a long time for the mask to come off. The wrestler used to wear an all-leather mask coated in red paint that terrified his opponents.

#8. The Road Warriors

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Do you remember The Road Warriors? These two were one of the most entertaining tag teams to watch because they dominated their enemies. However, their full-face makeup is what really made them stand out.

#7. Mr. America

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We think it’s safe to say that Hulk Hogan doesn’t need an introduction because he is one of the most famous wrestlers to perform in the WWE. A cool fact about Hulk Hogan is that he used to wear a mask and play the role of  Mr. America.

#6. Super Liger

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Did you know that Chris Jericho used to perform in the New Japan Pro Wrestling league? He did this under the name of Super Liger and he wore a really strange costume that made him stand out from everyone else.

#5. Finn Balor

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Finn Balor is a new-generation wrestler and he is famous for how terrifying his mask looks like. The wrestler likes to call himself “The Demon King” and he made his name in Japan.

#4. The Blue Blazer

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Just look at that blue and glittery suit, no wonder that the Blue Blazer was a fan-favorite wrestler during his prime. Nonetheless, the Blue Blazer was not afraid to take off his mask in the middle of the ring and he did it multiple times.

#3. The American Dragon

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Daniel Bryan shocked everyone earlier this year when he decided to take on the role of a heel (bad guy). However, we should never forget that she used to play the character known as The American Dragon before he joined the WWE.

#2. El Generico

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The man behind El Generico’s mask is named Sami Zayn and he made his debut in WWE Raw. However, Sami Zayn decided to ditch the mask and show his face to the fans.

#1. Doink The Clown

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We want to end our list with something truly special and this is why we have picked Doink The Clown. This creepy clown appeared in the wrestling industry back in 1992 and he was played by Matt Osborne.

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