Masks in professional wrestling vary in importance depending on where you are in the world. In regions like Mexico and Japan, masks can be an integral part of storytelling and the whole pro wrestling thing for those countries. While in the United States and other regions it is nowhere close to its importance elsewhere, it still brings an extra tool for promotions to work with. Masks particularly go well for performers with a flashy, high flying move set but who are not necessarily the best at interviews. Think Kalisto and you have the right idea.
Some wrestlers make careers out of them. Rey Mysterio, Mankind and Kane are the biggest examples that would come to WWE fans’ minds. There are plenty of names though who may have flirted with the concept but for one reason or another abandoned them. Here are 15 wrestlers who once wore a mask.