Mil Máscaras

  • Born: 07/15/1942 in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Birthname: Aaron Rodríguez Arellano
  • Height & Weight: 5'11", 245 Ib
Titles Won:
  • IWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)

He is one of the original “Big Three” of the lucha libre tradition in Mexico (the other two being El Santo and Blue Demon). He is considered one of the most influential wrestlers of all time for enhancing and popularizing the lucha libre style around the world both in the ring and as the star of over 20 films. He is also an accomplished artist and cultural ambassador from his native country and has appeared on three of its postage stamps.

He is a member of one of Mexico’s most prominent wrestling families—his brothers José and Pablo respectively wrestle as Dos Caras and Sicodélico, José’s older son Alberto wrestles as Alberto Del Rio, José’s younger son Guillermo wrestles as El Hijo de Dos Caras (an identity that Alberto had once used), and Pablo’s son Aaron is better known as Sicodelico, Jr. Máscaras was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010, and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. His ring name is Spanish for “Thousand Masks”.

Notable Feuds

vs. The Destroyer

vs. El Canek

vs. Superstar Billy Graham

Other Notable Achievements

ALLL World Heavyweight Championship

PWF United States Heavyweight Championship

January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal (1983)

Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)

NWA American Tag Team Championship  – with Jose Lothario

NWA Texas Tag Team Championship – with Jose Lothario

WCWA World Tag Team Championship – with Jeff Jarrett

NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

NWA Americas Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Alfonso Dantés (1) and Ray Mendoza (2)

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum (Class of 2010)

Tokyo World Tag Team Championship – with Dos Caras

Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award (1977) vs. Jumbo Tsuruta on August 25

WWA Americas Heavyweight Championship

WWA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)