Mask Matches in America

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February 14, 2013

In the United States, the prospect of a wrestler putting his mask on the line is an uncommon occurrence, in comparison to the major events they become in Mexico. Here, winning championships is the ultimate goal of any Superstar, whereas south of the border, defending your true identity often becomes the objective of a grappler’s career.

That’s why the Mask Match has been a rare attraction in American sports-entertainment through the years. Early stars like The Spoiler and Mr. Wrestling were forced to unmask, but because wrestling was territorial back in its heyday, they might have been able to show up masked in a new venue, with fans none the wiser.

As wrestling expanded into a national business, though, those opportunities dried up, and unmasking  became as permanent in the U.S. as it was in Mexico. WWE Classics unveiled some of America’s best Mask Matches, where we saw the true faces of many Superstars for the first time. (PHOTOS | VIDEO PLAYLIST)

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