15 Superstars you didn't know competed in WCW

Mil Mascaras

Mil Mascaras was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012, but the legendary masked competitor appeared in WWE rings only a small handful of times. Instead, the lucha libre star preferred to move from territory to territory, building a fan following from Mexico to Japan that made him one of the most successful global competitors of the 1970s and ’80s.

It should come as no surprise then that Mil Mascaras made a brief stop in WCW. It was at Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout on Feb. 6, 1990, that the “Man of 1,000 Masks” made his sole WCW appearance, battling Cactus Jack in what could only be described as a conflict of styles. Mascaras was able to defeat the three-time WWE Champion in a little more than five minutes, but he never appeared in WCW again. Or did he?

Some lucha libre fans may have thought Mil Mascaras returned to WCW on the Mar. 22, 1999, edition of Nitro when a competitor wearing one of the WWE Hall of Famer’s distinctive masks took part in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match. But it was quickly revealed the wannabe luchador was actually Disco Inferno, going incognito as La Cucaracha. ¡Ay, qué làstima!