Learning about the original stories of wrestlers is still impressive. It is tough to keep up when you pair it with a mask. You would expect fans to eat a winning mix like that. While typically the masks add an air of mystery, we can’t ignore that we all feel intrigued about what lies beneath as well. It is in our very nature, after all, to demand to know what they look like underneath it. Join us as we find out when they are unmasked what these pro wrestlers look like!
How do you forget Goldust? If you were that charming and sexy, you’d be unforgettable! Apart from that, to link to him, individuals have used the nickname “The Bizarre One.” He appeared on the scene in 1995. Some of his rivals said he was a “sick freak.” He was a huge part of WWE.
We believe Curry Man was one of the funniest wrestlers in WWE. His costume was already crazy, to begin with, and what made it more ridiculous was the person wearing it. Honestly, it was quite a treat to watch Christopher Daniels or “The Fallen Angel” put it on! Right?
In fairness, Vader did not choose to put on a scary mask like the choice of other people on this list. Nevertheless, he has impressed every single person in the audience every time he goes on stage. He was huge but he was also athletic, and he had skillful moves to show off the masses. He really was an icon.
Ultimo Dragon was a great hit in Japan. However, his style and moves did not click in the United States of America. There was such a distinct difference in both cultures. The significant turn around in his fate was that Vince McMahon believed in him. After a few years, Ultimo Dragon decided to reveal his face.
Boogyman went for face makeup instead of the traditional leather mask that most WWE wrestlers used. Fans tried to figure out and guess who he really was for a while now. But the long wait is finally over! The person we’ve all been watching all these years was Martin Wright!
Many people did not know this, and we are here to tell you this secret. Several different players played Sin Cara over the years. This man you are looking at was the first person to play the character. Sin Cara means faceless in Spanish, making it relevant to the actual situation behind the stage. How cool was that?
We all know that part of the fun in watching wrestling was trying to figure out the person’s real-life identity behind the mask. Kalisto did everything he can to hide who really was. We bet you’ve been curious about his face reveal too! Well, we had an exclusive photo of his real face now!
Abyss was also called “The Monster” by his fans. He was given that nickname because he really was a beast when it is showtime. He was intriguing to his fans because he always kept his face hidden during matches. However, it was not very long until a few of his fans found out who he really was…
Right, this one was a classic. Mil Mascaras was one of the first luchadors who made a name in the industry. It is only fair to say that he paved the way for other masked wrestlers to create their success. This did not only happen in WWE but also for other organizations in the wrestling industry!
Many wrestlers opted to use makeup, but there were those who use a mask. However, Mantaur was unique, and he did his own thing. This is one crazy mask! No one could ever look at it and sleep peacefully at night. For a long while, he’s been hiding behind his mask. However, he eventually revealed his identity. His name is Jim Cornette.
Here is another character in wrestling that captivated our interest as he turned out to be played by multiple people. When it comes to Suicide, we cannot link him to just one man. However, there is always one guy that always comes to mind. T.J. Perkins was one of the most famous masked wrestlers of his time.
Glacier became active in the wrestling ring during the 1990s. He gained quite a reputation for his great strength and his “cold heart.” During his time, no one knew who he was. He did not show his face to anyone. However, his face was revealed when he retired. It was the only time he showed his face! Isn’t that the neatest thing ever?
And with the addition of Juventud Guerrera to the WCW did the Cruiserweight division get stronger and stronger. To call this luchador, exciting may be an understatement. Let’s just say he was undoubtedly one of those pro wrestlers who knew how to deliver to the audience what they demanded and could play a fantastic performance!
The Great Muta
If you do not recognize the Great Muta, how can you consider yourselves a wrestling fan? This wrestler from Japan is truly legendary. We can’t recall having ever been dissatisfied with him. He unmasked and told us all who he really was when he eventually wanted to put the symbolic glove up. Keiji Muto happens to be his real name.
In the past, the name of Imposter Kane was one of the biggest questions in WWE. As they had no idea what the truth was, the fans were puzzled. Fortunately, the case has been dismissed since then. It turned out that none other than Drew Hankinson had been covering the red, creepy mask all this time.
Man, we wouldn’t believe you if you told us you had no memory of Shark Boy at all. He was involved in the indie scene until he entered TNA in 1999. The love that other individuals have for him, we can acknowledge. Thanks to his cool moves and funny outfit, it is difficult to forget him!
Remember the Three-Minute Warning? It was a tag-team duo that consisted of both Rosey and Umaga. Together, these two men made up one of the best and most frightening duos that the WWE world has ever known. When he began to smash all of his enemies, Rosey actually made waves. Frankly, he was a star!
The Ultimate Warrior
Without The Greatest Warrior, things would have been very different in the world of wrestling than they are now. It’s not absurd to believe that this guy has forever changed the scene! This man was identified as James Hellwig until he took on the identity of the Ultimate Warrior. We’ll mourn his tragic death forever.
Do we really need to discuss who Rey Mysterio is? You might not be a fan of wrestling, but we bet you’ve heard of his name in the past, at least. To keep his identity a secret from all of us, WWE worked really hard. Eventually, despite his best efforts, people found the right picture and figured it out.
He carried on the notion of a scary mask to a whole new level when Mick Foley began playing Mankind. While this persona will always be a symbol, let’s not forget that Foley has played other people, such as Cactus Jack and Dude Love, as well. For this very reason, he was dubbed the ‘Three Faces of Foley.’
The Pegasus Kid
Do you realize who the man in the picture below is? Ok, Chris Benoit is the solution to your problem. By playing in Japan, he was able to join the world of wrestling. His career ended up spanning 22 years in total. Things finished, however, on a dreadful note for him. His death was troubling, indeed.
We’ll recall the famous Hulk Hogan always. There was a moment, however, when he even put on a mask and went by the moniker, Mr. America. He had to wear a mask before competing in WrestleMania XIX. Without it, he turned out to be a lot more successful and chose to take it off after that.
The Undertaker has challenged other people, such as Deadman, The American Badass, and The Last Outlaw, one of the most popular fighters out there. You may be familiar with them, but do you know that in the ’90s, he wore a mask? It’s fun to see that someone we all know and love has a new side.
We want to explain, first of all, that we have not misspelled that title. Once after his fight with the Nexus, John Cena was fired. WWE had him back finally, but they had a clear guideline for him to obey. He was not John Cena anymore, but Juan Cena! This also meant he needed a mask to wear.
In New Japan Pro Wrestling, Jericho, who also went by the moniker Super Liger, started his career. This mask, however, really did not do a single thing for him and his profession. He decided in the end to forget it and just go barefaced. We’re willing to bet it’s the first time you’ve seen him that way.
Would you like to know who El Generico truly is? It turns out he was no other than Sami Zayn until he joined WWE Raw. He began to wrestle under cover of a mask, like a couple of wrestlers on our list. He decided as time went on, to simply ditch it and show everyone his face!
Blue Blazer still had a mask on over the years of his career. Remember the time when he was considered the World Wrestling Federation’s superhero? Definitely, we do. However, owing to a gimmick that went a bit too far, he met his untimely end. Blue Blazer, we’ll never forget you.
The American Dragon
Who would have believed that the new Japan Pro Wrestling started out in WWE with a lot of wrestlers? Another instance of this is The American Dragon. There was a man named Daniel Bryan behind the mask. It wasn’t long before it took him to conquer the world as the World Heavyweight Champion.
We believe it only fits to conclude that Finn Balor has helped usher in a new wave of wrestlers. We wouldn’t have too much diversity in the modern wrestling scene without him. In Japan, he first made a big splash, where he emerged as himself or under the guise of the King of the Demons. What a cool guy!
The Road Warriors
When it comes to tag team groups, the Road Warriors will have to be among the most notorious pairings. They had the ultimate outfit and face paint to go with their scary image if you ask us. They dominated the scene and acted as the inspiration for the accompanying set of wrestlers.
Jushin Thunder Liger
It is difficult to believe that after 30 long years in the business, Jushin Thunder Liger has finally retired. This famous wrestler began in 1990, and on January 4, 2020, he retired. There is no chance we can forget his incredible impact on the sport, even if he is no longer involved in the wrestling scene.
The person who had to portray this wrestler who was loved by so many fans was Shane Helms. He was simultaneously a Hardcore Champion and a WWE Tag-Team Champion. Not a lot of individuals can say these two things to be! Isn’t it strange to look at him when he’s not wearing a mask?
Without the mask, you surely recognize Kane, but things were not always like this. The reality was that only in 2003 did he abandon the mask. He wore a mask at the beginning of his career that could frighten even the bravest among us. If we could have it our way, he’d just keep it up!
Either Mil Muertes or the Big Boss is dubbed the Lucha Underground villain. He kept onto the title of Champion for 217 days. This is the second-longest run in history indeed! The name of the guy who brought this baddie to life is Ricky Banderas. In the past, he was also called El Mesias.
It is now time for us to learn about the industry’s best wrestlers! We all have our favorites, so it was difficult to make a decision. We will talk about their stage appearance, skills, and finishing steps, among other items. Do you think you’re going to get your favorite wrestler here?
In the ’90s, as a rival of Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan, the Big Show was finally introduced. It’s difficult to believe it, but people used to underestimate his talent. Why would they do that on earth? At any rate, his size attracted a lot of fans. Some wrestlers, for this very reason, hated him.
Barbara Jean, best known as Kelly Kelly, also worked as a model, reality TV star, and actress. She remained involved in the wrestling scene for 11 years and has competed in the past for a variety of titles. Fans liked her more due to her elegance. To see what they were about, take a look at this photo.
Now 53 years old, Bill Goldberg does not appear like the most friendly guy. People loved him for his incredible energy and ability to stir up the viewers. His iconic finishing move is called Jackhammer and Spear and feared across the wrestling world. He is also said to be a lot nicer than the guy he plays in the ring.
Often called the “Ninth Wonder of the World,” this beautiful lady. Wrestling fans idolized her and were fascinated by her talents. When it comes to female wrestlers, she can be thought of as a revolutionary. We can fully see why she’s known as one of the greatest wrestlers the world has ever seen.
You have to thank the Sheik for that if you like hardcore wrestling. The Syrian wrestler has made it much easier to become more famous with this style. He was one of the sector’s most influential individuals for 48 years. For the sake of control, he was incredible at tying down his rivals and using ropes.
When it seems like he can do just about anything, it’s difficult not to be fascinated by the Rock. He was good at defeating rivals and giving life to the crowd. You can still watch him on the big screen and the small screen, even though he doesn’t turn up on the ring anymore. He is now a big-shot star, after all!
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels was another famous pro wrestler who was successful in the late 90s. He took the audience with him inside the ring” so that they could see all of the things he did. Sadly, when he suffered a back injury, his career was doomed. His problem with drug abuse did not help either.
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
There’s no chance we could ever forget Steve Austin’s ‘Stone Cold.’ From 1989 until 2003, he dominated the wrestling scene. In the past, in WCW, he was highly underrated and even fired! Though he retired 15 years ago, the spotlight remained all the time on him. He’s running a beer business now.
Currently, this talented pro wrestler is also a mixed martial artist. He is still wrestling with WWE at the age of 43. Lesner was once the youngest WWE champion and left, and right impressed individuals. For his perseverance, signature movement, and ability to go toe to toe with the biggest stars, he was praised.
Michael Gregory Mizanin captured the hearts of fans with his deep enthusiasm and skills under the ring name The Miz. It is difficult to believe that he was once considered to be a “want to be” wrestler. Fortunately for us, before he became the successful and respected wrestler that he now is, he did not surrender to his dream.
The name “Rainmaker” also goes to Kazuchika Okada. He is easily one of the biggest pro wrestlers on the Japanese scene at the moment. For over two years now, this foreign star has been crushing the sport. At 32 years old, he’s still so young, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.
The world saw Dave Bautista make his debut in the world of pro wrestling back in 1999. For him, it was a fast rise to stardom because he was undeniably talented in the ring. Fans loved him for having served us some of the most amazing moments of wrestling out there. His athleticism is also extremely impressive.
You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to realize that if it didn’t have Vince McMahon in it, WWE wouldn’t be the same. The brusque man in the past enjoyed a prosperous career in wrestling. He was able to pull off finishers that had elements of other wrestlers’ movements. He’s working as both the WWE CEO and Chairman right now.
The Great Khali
The Great Khali is one of the tallest individuals in the wrestling world, at 7 feet and 1 inch. Dalip Singh Rana was born and served in the State Police of Punjab before he began his wrestling career. He announced his retirement in 2015. You can imagine how surprised the fans were when, two years later, he made a comeback. Aside from wrestling, he also works in India and the United States as a TV personality.
Did you know that the third girl who won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship title is Jacqueline? Jacqueline DeLois Moore was born, and she went to the Hall of Fame. She has also been to video games and TV shows, including her fellow wrestlers. Now that she is 56 years old, she is a pro wrestling trainer. She doesn’t look like her age at all!
The world championship title was won 6 times by Robert Booker Tio Huffman, also known as Booker T. He also has 21 other titles to his credit. He began a new career as a pro wrestling color analyst and promoter for WWE after he left wrestling in 2013. As you can see, he also didn’t really leave the scene! One of the most popular African-American wrestlers out there used to be this talented guy.