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 for example Rey Mysterio 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 40 famous wrestlers without their masks.
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
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
There have been many great wrestlers to come from Mexic 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.