Dec 7, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Aaron Rodriguez
Weight: 245 lbs.
Date of birth: July 15, 1938
Born: San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Pro debut: April 1965
Trained by: Diablo Velasco
Finishing move: Flying Bodypress
– On June 12, 1967, Mascaras defeated Espanto I in Mexico City, Mexico for the Mexico D.F. National Light Heavyweight title.
– Mascaras regained the National Light Heavyweight title on March 22, 1968 by defeating El Nazi.
– On June 7, 1968, Mascaras claimed the vacant NWA Americas title.
– Mascaras regained the NWA Americas title on May 9, 1969 by defeating the Sheik in Los Angeles, CA. The title would be held up following a match against Black Gordman, but Mascaras recaptured the belt by beating Gordman in a rematch on June 6, 1969.
– Mascaras won a NWA Americas Tag Team title with Alfonso Dantes, and one with Ray Mendoza in January 1971.
– In his Japanese debut on February 19, 1971, Mascaras defeated Kantaro Hoshino in Tokyo.
– Mascaras defeated John Tolos on September 24, 1971 to reclaim the NWA Americas title.
– Mascaras and Jose Lothario captured the World Class Texas Tag Team title in 1973.
– On January 29, 1975, Mascaras, Mendoza, and Solitario defeated Dory Dixon, El Canek, and Sunny War Cloud.
– In 1975, Mascaras is said to have won a tournament in Savannah, GA to claim the IWA (International Wrestling Association) title.
– Mascaras was voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Most Popular Wrestling for 1975.
– In 1976, Mascaras claimed the ALLL World title in Guatemala.
– At Superclash on September 28, 1985, Mascaras defeated Buddy Roberts in Chicago, IL.
– On June 12, 1986, Mascaras, Harley Race, and Shunji Takano beat Tiger Mask (Misawa), Mighty Inoue, and Hata.
– On June 9, 1989, Mascaras and Jeff Jarrett defeated Super Zodiac II and Cactus Jack Manson in Dallas, TX for the World Class Tag Team title.
– At UWA’s 16th Anniversary show on January 27, 1991, Mascaras, Dos Caras, and El Canek defeated Kokina, Samu, and Fatu.
– Mascaras defeated El on October 25, 1991 in Tijuana, Mexico for the WWA (World Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight title.
– Mascaras competed in the 1997 Royal Rumble battle royal.
– On January 28, 2001, Mascaras and El Hijo del Santo beat Arkangel de la Muerte and Blue Panther at Tokyo’s Egg Dome.
– On July 17, 2002, Mascaras and Dos Caras beat Abdullah the Butcher and Yoji Anjoh in Osaka, Japan.
– In 2002, Mascaras was inducted into the Southern California Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame.
– On January 4, 2004, Mascaras, Dos Caras Sr., and Sicodelico Jr. defeated Dusty Rhodes, Tom Howard, and Steve Corino in Saitama, Japan.
– Mascaras defeated Canek in Monterrey, Mexico on February 29, 2004 to retain the IWA title.
– On August 4, 2005, Mascaras and Terry Funk defeated Katsuhiko Nakajimi and Tomoaki Honma in Tokyo, Japan.
– It was announced in 2011 that Mascaras would be inducted into the WWE hall of fame in 2012.
– Mascaras was inducted into the WWE hall of fame on April 1, 2012 by Alberto Del Rio.