In professional wrestling, there are a various kinds of superstars. The characters and the gimmicks vary, but the one aspect that has been a constant in the world of professional wrestling is the influence of Lucha Libre on American promotions. Luchadores are Mexican wrestlers, and their presence in the North American promotions has led to various performers donning masks, thus giving their characters a different dimension.
Wearing a mask is a matter of prestige and honour in Mexican wrestling, as the wrestlers take pride in the masks they wear. In the history of the WWE, there were/are performers who have followed the path of these Luchadores, with Sin Cara being one of such superstars currently. So who were the top 5 masked wrestlers in the WWE in the past two decades? Let’s find out.
There was a time in professional wrestling when “It’s Vader time” used to send chills down the spine of the opponents and the WWF fans. Vader was arguably the best super heavyweight in professional wrestling at a point, and could easily execute moonsaults, something even some of the cruiserweights couldn’t do.
Vader was supposed to get a huge push in the WWF, but rumour has it that the plan for his WWF championship run was nixed when Shawn Michaels refused to drop the belt to him. Vader was one of a kind athlete, and was a monster heel when he debuted in the WWF. With him losing his momentum, he was never quite able to recover in the organization.