LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 14: Professional wrestler Rey Mysterio Jr. attends ToyCon 2020 at the Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel on March 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Wrestlers Who Were Unmasked In The Ring
When Juventud Guerrera faced off against Chris Jericho at WCW's "SuperBrawl 1998," Jericho pulled off his mask in an attempt to humiliate him. On "Talk is Jericho," Guerrera revealed that neither man wanted the unmasking to happen, saying, "you don't want to lose your mask, you always want to have it...I went with the flow, but it was shocking."
Juventud Guerrera
Rey Mysterio is one of the most recognizable masked wrestlers in history, which made Eric Bischoff's decision to unmask him in a 1999 tag match seem strange. Luckily, his masked legacy would live on in the WWE, as when he showed up for his first training session before his debut, he was told, "Vince wants you to bring the mask back."
Rey Mysterio
Kane had a shot at Triple H's WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the June 23, 2003's episode of "Raw," but he put his mask on the line to get that opportunity. He would ultimately lose the match and reveal his splotchy makeup and bad haircut in what Sky Sports called "one of the most famous moments in WWE history at Madison Square Garden."
Sin Cara was a rising WWE star, but he was unfortunately suspended for a wellness violation and replaced by someone else. It was later revealed that there were two Sin Caras — Sin Cara Azul and Sin Cara Negro — and they faced off on the October 21, 2011, episode of "SmackDown," where Azul was able to unmask Negro and keep the moniker.
Sin Cara
On November 27, 1999, luchador Psicosis was to participate in a hair vs. mask match against Billy Kidman on "WCW Monday Nitro," who would demask the luchador. Psicosis knew the unmasking was coming and decided to first lose his mask against the man who trained him, Rey Misterio — uncle of WWE's Rey Mysterio — in Tijuana, as is the Mexican tradition.