Professional wrestlers under mask were always very interesting to see. Wrestling fans really love masked wrestlers. Professional wrestlers are covering their faces under masks since 1873 a French professional wrestler debuted as ‘The Masked Wrestler’ in Paris. Some sources also claim that in 1915, some North American wrestler named The Masked Marvel. Whoever it was, professional wrestling as mask have relationship between them. Over hundreds of years professional wrestlers hid their faces under various types of masks and wrestling fans really enjoyed them. In this feature, we will discuss about 10 of the best masked wrestlers in WWE history.
10. The Patriot : Del Wilkes aka The Patriot had a very small amount of time in WWE/F but the gimmick of the patriot became really famous among the fans. Wilkes made his WWE debut in July 14, 1997 to stand against Bret Hart’s anti-American team The Hart Foundation and stand for United States of America. He defeated Hart after two weeks of his debut. He faced Bret Hart on the PPV event Ground Zero : In your House for the WWF championship which he lost. Wilkes could not continue his career after he was released from WWF in early 1998. His entrance theme ‘Medal’ was later popularized by Kurt Angle.
9. The Hurricane :Former Cruiserweight champion Gregory Helmes was more famous in his gimmick The Hurricane. He became the team champion with the big red machine Kane in 2002 which was among one of his best accomplishments in WWE. Later, In 2003, he formed tag team with Rosey had a two years successful tag team run, in this period of time, he won the Tag team championship once with Rosey. In late 2005, Helms unmasked himself and been through a heel run, but his Hurricane gimmick was really very popular
8. Blue Blazer : Legendary professional wrestler Owen Hart could only work a very short amount of time under his ‘Blue Blazer’ gimmick, but in this small time, he was able to make his masked gimmick popular. Owen formed team with ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett in 1998 and he kept it going even after he came with his masked gimmick. He was doing tremendous comic role when suddenly it happened. Owen Hart died in May 23, 1999 at Over the Edge PPV event in his famous Blue Blazer gimmick. Owen Hart will always remain immortals in the hearts of wrestling fans.
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