List of masked wrestlers

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The Bullet (left) and Mr. Wrestling II (right), seen here with Scott Armstrong (center), were very popular in the NWA's Southeastern and Continental wrestling areas during the 1980s.

This is a list of masked wrestlers. The earliest known masked wrestler in the United States was The Masked Marvel who famously "crashed" the international tournament, which featured many of the top stars of the "Farmer" Burns-Frank Gotch era, held at the Manhattan Opera House in 1915.[1] In North America, many professional wrestlers have traditionally worn masks 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. Several wrestlers used one or two personas for their entire career such as The Destroyer (1962–1984), Mr. Wrestling (1965–1983) and Masked Superstar (1976–1986).[2]

Wrestling masks also have a significant cultural importance in lucha libre, and puroresu to a lesser extent; famed luchadores such as Blue Demon, Mil Máscaras and El Santo have achieved an almost iconic status in Mexico. In Japan, masked wrestlers are also very popular. Many are heavily influenced by anime and manga characters such as Tiger Mask and Black Tiger during the 1980s, and Jushin Thunder Liger in the 90s. Many of these stars would appear in World Championship Wrestling during the "Monday Night Wars" period.[2]

In recent years, World Wrestling Entertainment has re-used masked characters for comedic purposes. Edge and Christian donned the masks worn by the WWF's original Los Conquistadores in their feud with World Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz in 2000. Under the guise of El Gran Luchadore, Paul London, Shannon Moore, Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle each challenged JBL for the WWE Championship in 2004. Likewise, El Generico and Shark Boy play a similar role on the independent circuit.

List[edit]

Single wrestlers[edit]

Name Promotion Years Active Country Notes
Abismo Negro AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre 1997–2009  Mexico [3]
Abyss Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 2002–  United States One of two masked wrestlers to have ever held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.[3][4][5]
Agent Orange Independent circuit 1983  Canada [3]
Aldo Montoya World Wrestling Federation 1994–1997  United States [3][6][7][8][9]
American Dragon New Japan Pro Wrestling 2003–2004  United States [3]
Arachnaman World Championship Wrestling 1991–1992  United States [3][6][9][10][11]
Australian Suicide Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide 2013–  Australia
Atlantis Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre 1983–  Mexico [3]
Avatar World Wrestling Federation 1995  United States [2][3][6][11]
The Avenger (original) Jim Crockett Promotions 1968–1980  Canada Unmasked by The Spoiler in 1975.[12]
The Avenger Stampede Wrestling 1986  Canada [3][6]
Badstreet World Championship Wrestling 1991  United States [3][6]
Battle Kat World Wrestling Federation 1990  United States [3][6][7][8]
Battman World Wide Wrestling Federation 1966–1970  United States [3][5]
Beetlejuice Pacific Northwest Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling 1988–1990  United States While wrestling in WCW, Barr wrestled under the name "The Juicer" due to copyright issues.[3]
Big Van Vader All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation 1987–2006  United States [3][4]
Black Blood World Championship Wrestling 1991  United States [3][6][10][13]
Blitzkrieg All Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling 1994–2004  United States Surrendered rights to the name to Jack Evans in 2004.[3]
Blue Blazer World Wrestling Federation 1988–1991; 1998–1999  Canada Lost mask to El Canek in 1991.[3][6]
Black Cat AAA, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Universal Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling 1977–2006  Japan [3]
Black Scorpion World Championship Wrestling 1990  United States [3][7]
Black Tiger New Japan Pro Wrestling 1982–  Japan Arch-rival of Tiger Mask. Portrayed by Mark Rocco, Eddie Guerrero, Silver King, Rocky Romero and Tatsuhito Takaiwa.[3][6]
Blue Demon Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre 1948–1989  Mexico [2][3]
The Bullet Independent circuit 1987–1988  United States [3][6]
Captain USA World Class Championship Wrestling 1977  United States [3][6]
Cat Burglar Maryland Championship Wrestling, Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation 1994–  United States [14]
Cien Caras Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre 1974–1990  Mexico [2]
Checkmate World Class Championship Wrestling 1982–1983  United States May have been portrayed by Welsh wrestler Tony Charles.[3][15][16]
The Cheetah Kid International World Class Championship Wrestling, Independent circuit 1978–1992  United States [3][6]
Christmas Creature United States Wrestling Association 1992  United States [3][6][14]
CM Punk World Wrestling Entertainment 2010  United States [4]
Cobra New Japan Pro Wrestling 1976  Japan [3]
Curry Man Dragon Gate, Ring of Honor 2005; 2008–2009  Japan [3][8][13]
The Dark Patriot Eastern Championship Wrestling, Global Wrestling Federation, United States Wrestling Association 1991–1994  United States [3][6] The Dark Patriot was unmasked by Brian Christopher in 1994.[17]
The Dark Secret Smokey Mountain Wrestling 1994  United States [6]
Delirious Chikara, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah, Ring of Honor 2001–  United States [3][5]
The Destroyer National Wrestling Alliance, All-Japan Pro Wrestling 1962–1984  United States [2][3][14]
Dirty Yellow Dog Florida Championship Wrestling 1983  United States [3]
Doomsday United States Wrestling Association 1997  United States [6]
Dr. Feel Good National Wrestling Alliance 1980s  United States [3]
Dr. Wagner Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre, National Wrestling Alliance 1961–1985  Mexico Unmasked by El Solitario in 1985.[2][3]
Dr. Wagner, Jr. Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, New Japan Pro Wrestling 1986–  Mexico [3]
Dr. X American Wrestling Alliance 1966–1972  United States Unmasked by both Blackjack Lanza and Paul Diamond in 1970.[3]
Dr. X American Wrestling Association, Japan Wrestling Association 1959–1961  United States Unmasked by both Verne Gagne and Bob Ellis in 1960, and Rikidōzan in 1961.
Dr. X National Wrestling Alliance 1970–1978  United States
Dr. X 1977  United States
Dr. X Portland Wrestling 1977  United States
Don Muraco Georgia Championship Wrestling 1982  United States Unmasked by Dusty Rhodes and Tommy Rich in 1982.
Dr. X World Championship Wrestling 1990–1991  United States
Dr. X World Wrestling Federation 1995–1997  United States
Dr. X Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre 1995–2011  Mexico
Dos Caras Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Universal Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Association 1970–  Mexico [3]
El Canek Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, International Wrestling Revolution Group Universal Wrestling Association 1973–  Mexico [3]
Espectro I Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre 1953–1993  Mexico [2]
El Grande Diablo World Class Championship Wrestling 1984–1985  Mexico [15]
El Gato World Championship Wrestling 1996  United States [2][3]
El Generico Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Ring of Honor, CHIKARA 2002–  United States [3]
El Gran Luchadore World Wrestling Entertainment 2004  United States Portrayed by Paul London, Shannon Moore, Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle.[3]
El Olympico World Wide Wrestling Federation 1972–1976; 1980  Mexico [3]
El Samurai All-Japan Pro Wrestling, Michinoku Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling 1991–  Japan [3]
El Santo Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre 1942–1982  Mexico [2][3][4][14]
El Hijo del Santo AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Universal Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Association 1982–  Mexico [3]
El Sicodelico World Wrestling Association 1968–  Mexico [3]
El Solitario Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre, Universal Wrestling Association 1965–1986  Mexico [3]
The Executioner World Wrestling Federation 1985; 1996  United States [3][8]
Fishman AAA, Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre, Universal Wrestling Association 1971–2000  Mexico Unmasked by Máscara Sagrada in 2000.[3]
Golga World Wrestling Federation 1998–1999  United States [7][8][9]
The Gladiator Championship Wrestling from Florida, Worldwide Wrestling Associates, World Wrestling Federation 1968–1988  Canada [18]
The Grappler National Wrestling Alliance, Pacific Northwest Wrestling 1978–2006  United States [3]
The Great Sasuke Michinoku Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling 1990–  Japan [2][3]
Juventud Guerrera AAA, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling 1992–1998  Mexico Unmasked by Chris Jericho in 1998.[2][3]
Fuego Guerrero All Japan Pro Wrestling 2002–2003  United States [3]
Hallowicked[19] CHIKARA 2002–  United States
The Handsome Stranger Global Wrestling Federation 1991  United States [3][6]
Dasher Hatfield[19] CHIKARA 2009  United States Also wore masks as Create-A-Wrestler, MosCOW The Communist Bovine and Ultimo Breakfast
Hayabusa AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling 1993–2001  Japan [3]
The Hood Pacific Northwest Wrestling 1991  United States [3]
The Hood World Class Championship Wrestling 1988  United States Also used the same mask in Wild West Wrestling as "The New Spoiler".[15]
The Hurricane World Wrestling Entertainment 2001–2005;
2009–
 United States [3]
Japanese Pool Boy East Coast Wrestling Association, Ring of Honor 2000–  United States [3]
Jimmy Jack Funk National Wrestling Alliance, World Class Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation 1986–1991  United States [3][13][15]
Kane World Wrestling Entertainment 1997–2003;
2011–2014
 United States [3][4][14]
Kato World Wrestling Federation 1990–1992  United States [3][6]
Kendo Nagasaki (original) Joint Promotions 1964–1978; 1986–1993  United Kingdom Unmasked in a public ceremony on ITV's World of Sport in 1973. Was unmasked by both Jose Perfecto (Matt Prinz) and Big Daddy in 1975.[3]
Kendo Nagasaki American Wrestling Association, Florida Championship Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling 1982–1984  Japan [3]
Kowabunga (original) United States Wrestling Association 1990  United States [3]
Kowabunga Smokey Mountain Wrestling 1994  United States [3]
Kwang World Wrestling Federation 1994–1995  Japan [3][6][7]
La Parka (original) AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, World Championship Wrestling 1992–  Mexico [3]
La Parka (AAA) Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide 2003–  Mexico [3]
Lazer-Tron National Wrestling Alliance 1987  United States [3][9][10][13]
Leatherface (original) Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, W*ING 1987–1993  United States [3][14]
Leatherface IWA Japan 1993–1994  United States [3]
Jushin Thunder Liger New Japan Pro Wrestling 1989–  Japan [2][3][4]
Lizmark Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre 1978–  Mexico [2][3]
Lizmark, Jr. Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, International Wrestling Revolution Group, Lucha Libre USA 1991–2007  Mexico Unmasked by Blue Panther in 2007.[3]
Lord Humongous American Wrestling Association, Continental Wrestling Association, National Wrestling Alliance, United States Wrestling Association 1984–  United States Portrayed by Mike Stark, Jeff Van Kamp, Gary Nations, Sid Eudy, Barry Buchanan, Randy Lewis, and Emory Hale.[3][6]
Mankind World Wrestling Federation 1996–1999  United States [3][4]
Mantaur World Wrestling Federation 1995  United States [9]
The Masked Avenger World Class Championship Wrestling 1983  United States Unmasked after defeating Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin in 1983.[5]
The Masked Canadian National Wrestling Alliance 1975  United States [2][14]
The Masked Crusader Maple Leaf Wrestling 1973  Canada The Masked Crusader was unmasked by The Sheik in 1973. He continued wrestling under a mask as one-half of The Crusaders with Crusader #2 until again being unmasked by The Sheik a year later.[5]
The Masked Marvel (original) National Wrestling Association 1915–1916  United States Earliest-known masked wrestler in the US, he was eventually unmasked by Joe Stecher in 1916.[3]
The Masked Marvel National Wrestling Alliance 1951–1953  United States Unmasked by Lou Thesz in 1953.[3]
The Masked Superstar Georgia Championship Wrestling, Independent circuit 1976–1986; 1998–  United States [2][3][5][6]
The Masked Superstar II Jim Crockett Promotions 1978–1980  United States Unmasked by Blackjack Mulligan in 1980.[3][5][14]
The Masked Terror American Wrestling Association 1963–1964  United States Unmasked by Lou Thesz in 1963 and Dick the Bruiser in 1964.[14]
The Masked Tornado Bronco Universal Promotions, International Wrestling Federation 1983–1990  South Africa [3]
Master of Pain United States Wrestling Association 1989  United States [3][6]
Max Moon (original) World Wrestling Federation 1992  United States [3][6][11]
Max Moon World Wrestling Federation 1991–1993  United States [3][9][11]
Mercurio EPW American Wrestling 2015–  United Kingdom Also known as MercurioUK on social media
Midnight Rider Championship Wrestling from Florida 1983–1984  United States [2][3][5]
Mil Máscaras All Japan Pro Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Federation 1965–1994  Mexico First masked wrestler to compete at Madison Square Garden.[2][3][14][15]
Mr. Águila World Wrestling Federation 1997–2000  Mexico [3]
Mr. America World Wrestling Entertainment 2003  United States [3][11]
Mr. JL World Championship Wrestling 1995–1997  United States [2][3][6]
Mr. M American Wrestling Association 1962  United States [14]
Mr. Olympia National Wrestling Alliance 1982–1984  United States Unmasked by former tag team partner Super Olympia in 1984.[3]
Mr. R National Wrestling Alliance 1984  United States [5]
Mr. Wrestling All-Japan Pro Wrestling Championship Wrestling from Florida, National Wrestling Alliance 1965–1983; 1986–1987  United States [2][3][5][14]
Mr. Wrestling II National Wrestling Alliance 1973–1989  United States [2][3]
Mr. X World Wrestling Federation 1984–1986  United States [20]
Mortis World Championship Wrestling 1995–1997  United States [3][10]
The Nighthawk National Wrestling Alliance, Wrestling Superstars Live 1990–2006  United States [21]
Ophidian Chikara 2007–  United States
Oz World Championship Wrestling 1991  United States [14]
The Patriot All Japan Pro Wrestling, Global Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, World Wrestling Council 1991–1997  United States [2][3][6][8]
The Patriot Independent circuit 2002–  United States [3]
The Pegasus Kid New Japan Pro Wrestling 1989–1991  Canada After losing his mask to Jushin Thunder Liger in 1991, Benoit continued competing as the masked wrestler "Wild Pegasus" until 1995.[3][6][14]
Pierroth Jr. AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, International Wrestling Revolution Group, World Wrestling Council 1989–1998  Mexico Unmasked by La Parka in 1998.[2][3]
The Pink Assassin Century Wrestling Alliance, International Championship Wrestling, Millennium Wrestling Federation, Power League Wrestling 1989–2001  United States
The Pro World Championship Wrestling 1989  United States [10]
The Professional National Wrestling Alliance 1968–1972  United States [3]
Psicosis Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment 1989–1998  Mexico [3]
The Punisher USWA Texas 1989  United States [3][6][15]
Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.' Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, World Wrestling Association 1976–  Mexico [2]

[3]

Red River Jack World Class Championship Wrestling 1987  United States [3][15]
Repo Man World Wrestling Federation 1991–1993  United States [6][7][8][9][13][14]
Rey Mysterio, Jr. Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment 1989–1999; 2002–  Mexico [2][3][4]
Rock 'n' Roll Phantom United States Wrestling Association 1993  United States
Scorpio Sky Independent wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla 2002–2005  United States [3]
Shark Boy Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 1997–  United States [3][5][8][13][14]
Shinobi World Wrestling Federation 1994  United States [3][6][11]
The Shockmaster World Championship Wrestling 1993  United States [3][7][9][10][11][13]
The Silent Warrior Independent circuit 2010  United States Better known deaf masked wrestler in the US and Japan.
Sin Cara World Wrestling Entertainment 2011–  Mexico
Spider Lady World Wrestling Federation 1985  United States [3][14]
The Spoiler National Wrestling Alliance, World Class Championship Wrestling, World Wide Wrestling Federation 1967–1994  United States [2][3][4][12][15]
Stagger Lee (original) Mid-South Wrestling 1982  United States [3]
Stagger Lee Mid-South Wrestling 1982  United States [3]
The Student National Wrestling Alliance 1962–1967  United States [2][3]
Suicide Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 2008–  United States

 Philippines

 Japan

Portrayed by Frankie Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, Akira Kawabata, T.J. Perkins, Austin Aries and Jonathan Gresham.[5]
The Sultan World Wrestling Federation 1996–1998  United States [3][11]
Super Delfin Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Michinoku Pro Wrestling 1989–  Japan [3]
Super Destroyer Jim Crockett Promotions 1973–1975  United States [3][12][14]
Super Hentai Combat Zone Wrestling 1998–  Japan [5]
Super Invader World Championship Wrestling 1992  United States [3][6]
Super Olympia NWA Southeast 1984  United States Unmasked by former tag team partner Mr. Olympia in 1984.[3]
Super Parka AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, International Wrestling Revolution Group, World Wrestling Association 1997–2003  Mexico Unmasked by El Hijo del Santo in 2003.[3]
Super Shocker Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre 1992–1999  Mexico
Sweet Brown Sugar Championship Wrestling from Florida, National Wrestling Association 1979–1984  United States [3]
The Terrorist American Wrestling Association 1985  United States [3]
Texas Red World Class Championship Wrestling 1984–1988  United States [3][15]
The Undertaker World Wrestling Federation 1995–1996  United States
Tiger Mask I New Japan Pro Wrestling 1981–1984  Japan [2][3][4]
Tiger Mask II All-Japan Pro Wrestling 1985–1990  Japan [3]
Tiger Mask III All-Japan Pro Wrestling 1990–1994  Japan [3]
Tiger Mask IV New Japan Pro Wrestling 1995–  Japan [3]
Tinieblas World Wrestling Association 1971–2003  Mexico [2]
Thunder Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre 2007– 2016  Australia Died from stomach cancer on June 30, 2016
Último Dragón Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Michinoku Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, WAR, World Championship Wrestling 1991–  Japan [2][3][4]
UltraMantis Black[19] CHIKARA 2002–  United States
Virus Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Universal Wrestling Association 1998–  Mexico [5]
War Machine Jim Crockett Promotions 1987  United States [3]
White Venus World Wide Wrestling Federation 1971–1972  Mexico [3]
Who? World Wrestling Federation 1996  United States [3][7][11]
Wrath World Championship Wrestling 1997–1999  United States [10]
The Masked X Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 2003  Canada [3]
Yeti World Championship Wrestling 1995  United States Subsequently wrestled under the name "The Giant Ninja".[3][6][9][10][11][22]
The Yellow Dog World Championship Wrestling 1990  United States [3][6][13]
Zan Panzer Jim Crockett Promotions 1990  United States [3]

Tag teams and stables[edit]

Name Promotion Years active Country Notes
American Starship
(Starship Coyote & Starship Eagle)
Jim Crockett Promotions 1985  United States [3][6]
The A-Team
(The "Atomic Kid" Buddy Wayne and the Frog)
All Star Wrestling 1987–1988  Canada The Atomic Kid decided to start wrestling without his mask revealing himself to be Buddy Wayne not long after forming the A-Team in 1987. The Frog was unmasked by "Vicious" Verne Siebert, The Mighty I-Ton, and "Tiger" Dory Signh in 1988.[23]
The Assassins (original)
(Assassin #1 & Assassin #2)
Florida Championship Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance 1961–1983  United States Roger Smith, Randy Colley and Hercules Hernandez each wrestled as "Assassin #2".[3]
The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
World Wrestling Association 1966–1967  United States Assassin #1 was unmasked by The Sheik in 1971.[5]
The Blackhearts
(Destruction and Apocalypse)
All-Japan Pro Wrestling, IWA Japan, Stampede Wrestling 1989–1991; 1993, 1996–1997  United States A second incarnation was formed with Apocalypse and Devastation in 1993; Apocalypse was replaced by Agony in 1996.[3]
The Blue Infernos
(Blue Inferno I & Blue Inferno II)
Continental Wrestling Association 1966–1967  United States [3]
The Colossal Kongs
(Awesome Kong and Krusher Kong)
Global Wrestling Federation, United States Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling 1991–1993  United States [3]
The Columbian Tigers
(Columbian Tiger I & Columbian Tiger II)
National Wrestling Alliance 1974  United States [3]
Los Conquistadores (original)
(Conquistador I & Conquistador II)
World Wrestling Federation 1987–1989  United States [3][8]
Los Conquistadores
(Conquistador I & Conquistador II)
World Wrestling Federation 2000  United States [3]
Los Conquistadores
(Conquistador I & Conquistador II)
World Wrestling Federation 2003  United States [3]
The Cruel Connection
(Cruel Connection I & Cruel Connection II)
Jim Crockett Promotions 1987  United States [3]
The Crusaders
(Crusader I & Crusader II)
Maple Leaf Wrestling 1973–1974  Canada Crusader I was unmasked by The Sheik in 1974.[5]
The Cyberpunks
(Ice & Fire)
United States Wrestling Association 1996  United States [3]
The Ding Dongs
(Ding Dong I & Ding Dong II)
World Championship Wrestling 1989  United States Unmasked by The Skyscrapers in 1989.[3][5][10][11]
Doom
(Ron Simmons and Butch Reed)
World Championship Wrestling 1989–1990  United States [3]
The Executioners (original)
(Executioner #1 and Executioner #2)
World Wide Wrestling Federation 1976  United States [3][6]
The Executioners
(Pain and Agony)
World Wrestling Federation 1992–1994  United States [3][6]
The Grapplers
(Grappler #1 and Grappler #2)
Continental Wrestling Association 1982–1984  United States [3]
The Infernos (original)
(Mephisto & Dante)
Jim Crockett Promotions, National Wrestling Alliance 1966–1972  United States [3]
The Interns (Central States)
(Tom Andrews & Jim Starr)
Continental Wrestling Association 1971–1975  United States Andrews returned to the territory a year later wrestling under the name "Super Intern".[3]
The Interns
(Kenneth & John Moore)
Continental Wrestling Association 1976–1977  United States [3]
The Interns (Memphis)
(Roger Smith & Don Bass)
Continental Wrestling Association 1984–1985  United States [3]
The Machines
(Super Machine, Big Machine, Giant Machine, Hulk Machine)
World Wrestling Federation 1986–1987  United States [2][3][6][8]
The Invaders
(Invader I, II, III, IV)
World Wrestling Council 1973–  Puerto Rico [3]
The Knights
(The Red Knight, The Blue Knight and The Black Knight)
World Wrestling Federation 1993  United States [6]
Los Villanos
(Villano I, II, III, IV, V)
AAA, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Universal Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling 1970–  Mexico Villano III was unmasked by Atlantis in 2000.[3]
The Masked Marvels
(Billy Garrett & Jim Starr)
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling 1971  United States [3]
The Masked Superstars
(Karl Von Steiger & Don Greene)
Florida Championship Wrestling 1974–1975  United States [3]
The Medics (El Medicos)
Medico I & Medico II)
Continental Wrestling Association 1972  United States [3]
Minnesota Wrecking Crew II
(Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom)
World Championship Wrestling 1990  United States [3]
Mr. X #1 & Mr. X #2 Jim Crockett Promotions 1976–1977  United States Unmasked by Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat in 1977.[3]
The Robotrons
(Craig Bresett and Fabio Chiesa)
All Star Wrestling 1987  Canada
The Russian Assassins
(Russian Assassin #1 and Russian Assassin #2)
Jim Crockett Promotions 1988–1989  United States [3]
The Shadows
(Shadow I and Shadow II)
World Wrestling Federation 1987  United States [24]
The Super Assassins
(Super Assassin #1 & Super Assassin #2)
World Championship Wrestling 1995–1996  United States [3][6]
The Super Destroyers (original)
(Super Destroyer I and Super Destroyer II)
World Class Championship Wrestling 1983–1984  United States [3][15]
The Super Destroyers
(Super Destroyer I and Super Destroyer II)
Eastern Championship Wrestling 1992–1993  United States [3]
Super Zodiac #1 & Super Zodiac #2 World Class Championship Wrestling 1989  United States [3][6][15]
Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pearce World Championship Wrestling 1992–1994  United States [3][6]

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