Mil Máscaras

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Mil Máscaras
Mil Máscaras
Name Mil Máscaras
Real name unrevealed
Nicknames The Man of 1,000 masks, Mr. Personalidad (Mr. Personality)
Name history Mil Máscaras (07/65 - )
Family Dos Caras and Sicodelico (brothers), El Hijo de Dos Caras, Dos Caras Jr., Sicodelico Jr. and Hijo Del Sicodelico (nephews)
Maestro(s) "El Turco" José Hérmes, Diablo Velasco
Birth date, location July 15, 1942 - San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
Obituary date
Debut, location July 16, 1965 - Arena México, D.F.
Lost mask to
Height 5'11"/180 cms
Weight 231 lbs/105 kg
Signature moves Plancha, Plancha suicida, Flying double chest chop, Bearhug
Titles: National Light Heavyweight Title (2), Georgia: IWA World Heavyweight Title, Los Angeles: Continental Title, NWA Americas Heavyweight Title (2), NWA Americas Tag Team Titles (2, w/ Alfonso Dantes, w/ Ray Mendoza), Dallas: World Class American Tag Team Titles (w/ Jose Lothario), World Class Texas Tag Team Titles (w/ Jose Lothario), WCWA World Tag Team Titles (w/ Jeff Jarrett), Guatemala: ALLL World Heavyweight Title, Japan: PWF United States Heavyweight Title, WWA World Heavyweight Title Tokyo World Tag Team Title (w/ Dos Caras)
Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame Member

Biography

Usually called La Leyenda Viviente(the living legend), Mil was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Some bios list his birth year 1938, 1941 or 1942 or even 1944, but the most common date is 1942.

The character of Mil Mascaras was announced before his debut. The gimmick is a creation of "El Rey Midas de la Lucha Libre", Valente Perez, and in fact, the first appearances of Mil Mascaras were not by the current (and long time) man under the mask. Valente came up with the idea of of Mil wearing a different mask for each presentation, and this has sometime expanded to him wearing two masks for matches, throwing one to the crowd.

Mil made his debut as Ricardo Duran, and was trained by Diablo Velasco. He was the first Mexican and the first masked man who appeared in the Madison Square Garden, and he's famous in Japan.

One of Mil's first feud matches was against Benny Galant, who Mil beat for his hair. Mil has had notables feuds Canek, Gran Markus Jr. and El Halcón. Mil's popularity has also increased due to his movies.

He's still wrestling today.

Mil's real name has appeared in the credits of movies he's produced, and is not a great secret. However, as he's not lost his mask, we've chosen not to list it here.

Filmography

  1. Mil Máscaras (1966), 1st appearance and origin of Mil Mascaras (the only B&W film in the series)
  2. Los Canallas (1966) (The Scoundrels aka The Swine), co-stars Regina Torne
  3. Enigma de Muerte (1968) (Enigma of Death), with John Carradine
  4. Las Vampiras (1968) (The Vampire Girls), with John Carradine
  5. Los Campeones Justicieros (1970) (The Champions of Justice), with Blue Demon, Tinieblas, el Medico Asesino and la Sombra Vengadora
  6. Las Momias de Guanajuato (1970) (The Mummies of Guanajuato), with Santo and Blue Demon
  7. Vuelven Los Campeones Justicieros (1972) (The Champions of Justice Return), with Blue Demon, el Fantasma Blanco, el Rayo de Jalisco and el Avispon Escarlata
  8. El Robo de las Momias de Guanajuato (1972) (The Theft of the Mummies of Guanajuato), with the Blue Angel and el Rayo de Jalisco
  9. Una Rosa sobre el Ring (1972) (A Rose in the Ring)
  10. Leyendas Macabras de la Colonia (1973) (Macabre Legends of the Colony), with el Fantasma Blanco and Tinieblas
  11. Los Vampiros de Coyoacán (1973) (The Vampires of Coyoacán), with Superzan
  12. Las Momias de San Ángel (1973) (The Mummies of San Ángel), with el Fantasma Blanco and Tinieblas
  13. El Poder Negro (1973) (Black Power), with Sergio Oliva
  14. Misterio en las Bermudas (1977) (Mystery in Bermuda), with Santo and Blue Demon
  15. el Hijo del Santo en la Frontera Sin Ley (1983) (Son of Santo in the Lawless Frontier), with el Hijo del Santo
  16. La Verdad de la Lucha Libre (1988) (The Truth about Wrestling)
  17. La Llave Mortal (1990) (The Deadly Hold)
  18. Wrestling Women vs. the Brainiac (2007) (post-production)

As Himself

  1. AWS: Best of City of Industry 2003 (2003)
  2. AWS: Legend vs. Legend (2004)
  3. Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy (2005)


Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
66/04/22 hair Mil Máscaras Benny Galant Arena México - Mexico City
69/09/19 hair Mil Máscaras Black Gordman L.A. Olympic Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA, USA
??/??/?? hair Mil Máscaras Ángel Blanco ??
??/??/?? hair Mil Máscaras Víctor Rivera ??
69/10/10 hair Mil Máscaras Bull Ramos L.A. Olympic Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA, USA
71/11/16 hair Mil Máscaras John Tolos Devonshire, California
71/01/02 mask Mil Máscaras Barón Escarlata unknown
74/09/29 hairs Mil Máscaras & Flama Roja Julio Quiroga & Tony Barbetta Ciudad Juarez
74/??/?? mask (1) Mil Máscaras Frankenstein Toreo de Tijuana, Baja California
75/08/29 hair Mil Máscaras Eric The Red Memorial Coliseum - Winston, Salem
76/12/11 mask Mil Máscaras Super Scorpion Strongbow Stadium - Bakersfield
77/04/16 mask Mil Máscaras Mr. Akanat Strongbow Stadium - Bakersfield
77/02/22 hair (2) Mil Máscaras Alfonso Dantés Arena México - Mexico City
77/07/29 mask Mil Máscaras El Halcón Arena México - Mexico City
78/04/24 mask Mil Máscaras Golden Terror Madison Square Garden, New York
78/09/13 mask Mil Máscaras El Halcón Nagoya, Japan
??/??/?? mask Mil Máscaras El Halcón Veracruz
78/12/29 mask Mil Máscaras Mr. X Houston
81/07/08 mask Mil Máscaras Masked Man Houston
79/??/?? hair Mil Máscaras John Tolos Los Ángeles, California
81/04/03 hair Mil Máscaras Mike Masters Los Ángeles, California
81/11/28 hair Mil Máscaras Timothy Flowers Los Ángeles, California
84/10/07 mask Mil Máscaras Yuma Reynosa
87/??/?? mask Mil Máscaras Rinoceronte El Cortijo
??/??/?? mask Mil Máscaras Zorro California
88/08/?? hair Mil Máscaras Popitekus Auditorio de Tijuana - Tijuana, Baja California
88/09/25 mask Mil Máscaras Titán Puente Negro, Tampico
89/06/11 hair Mil Máscaras Zar Rojo Matamoros
94/11/20 hair Mil Máscaras Principe Battu Gasto Avenue, Dallas Texas
97/06/29 mask (3) Mil Máscaras Gran Markus Jr. El Toreo - Naucalpan, Mexico State
07/03/17 mask Mil Máscaras Venom (Reynosa) Arena Coliseo Reynosa
07/03/20 mask Mil Máscaras El Yuma Palenque de la Feria, Reynosa
(1) Triangle match with Texas; (2) Triangle match with El Halcon; (3) Triangle match with Tinieblas


Gallery

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1965 (prior to Arena Mexico debut)
the family
Mil Mascaras displays his many masks
as NWA Americas Heavyweight Champ
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70's
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Mil & Dos & V3 - 1985


early 80's
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Mascaras brothers
after mask match against Gran Markus Jr.
using his psychedelic mask


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Mil vs Canek rivalidad 90's
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Mil Mascaras & Fantasma vs. Dos Caras & Tinieblas
Plancha vs. Dos Caras
vs. Kamala


2005
as Tokyo World Tag Team Champion w/Dos Caras
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as Tokyo World Tag Team Champion with Dos Caras
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Masks of Mil Mascaras

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The most popular
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