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Join Date: Jul 2012
Forgotten Legends32: Mil Mascaras
One of the big three with El Santo and Blue Demon, he was one of the big guys physically too who was in good conditioning and was allowed to participate as a heavyweight across Japan and US. He was popular for being a face outside, keeping away from rule breaking and having a huge reportiere of maneuver as well as short or no selling opponent's moves if it did not make contact or satisfy him enough.
Though considered largely as a mat wrestler in Mexico, he was considered the first high flyer who brought out the Lucha Libre style to Japan and US. He holds the honor and distinction of being the first masked wrestler to enter MSG and fight a match when he faced the Spoiler and won. He feuded with the likes of Superstar Billy Graham, El Santo, Blue Demon, El Canek to Cactus Jack in WCW in a career spanning over 37 years with 17 titles to his name.
As with the big three, he starred in over 20 luchador action films and was a crossover movie star as well.
If not for anything else, he is renown for opening the doors for Luchadors to US and Japan on which path Ultimo Dragon, Rey Mysterio and Tiger Masks tread.