WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

WCW’s Top 5 Masked Cruiserweight Wrestlers

Posted By: Jeffrey Crosby on Nov 01, 2017

WCW’s Top 5 Masked Cruiserweight Wrestlers

WCW’s Top 5 Masked Cruiserweight Wrestlers

With Halloween just passing us over we can see a lot of super fans were dressed as their favorite wrestlers. These wrestlers did not wear the masks as a novelty. There is history, tradition, and meaning in the wearing of masks for luchadores and cruiserweight wrestlers from all over the world.  WCW was really the first Global exposure to masked Cruiserweights. I know they wrestled in ECW and all over the world before, but never with as much exposure on their WCW runs. I have chosen to make this list specific to WCW. These are my Top 5 Masked WCW Cruiserweight Wresters.

 

5. Psychosis

It is hard to say what I really loved about Psychosis. He had a sweet name, a great costume, and an unreal arsenal of aerial moves.  He always managed to stand out in my mind more than other cruiserweights of his time. I would say the he is one of the most underrated cruiserweights in WCW history (possible exception of Super Calo ) He is the most underrated cruiserweight on my list today, for sure.

4. Juventud Guerrera

The great thing about this list being exclusive to WCW is that I can completely ignore his WWE run.  He had great intensity, great speed, and great charisma. If you watch his classic matches with Rey Mysterio you can see that he did what most could not… he kept up with the speed of Rey Mysterio. Even the late, great Eddy Guerrero could not completely keep up with Rey Mysterio. Eddie and Rey put on great matches over and over, but Eddie was about half a second slower than Rey. Juvi had the juice to go toe to toe with Mysterio without missing a step. Out of all the cruiserweights on my list I feel like Juvi had the potential to obtain the star power that Mysterio captured.

3. Ultimo Dragon

My personal favorite Cruiserweight in the history of WCW, masked or unmasked. Ulimo Dragon is a certified leGend. He was innovative. He brought us the Asai Moonsault. He brought an amazing combination of lucha and Japanese style together to have a great and pretty deep move set.  Vince brought Ultimo Dragon into the WWE to hopefully give another Cruiserweight the star power of Rey Mysterio, but I personally think that Vince wanted someone to just come and flip around the ring. That was not what Ultimo Dragon was about.  He did fulfill his lifelong dream of wrestling at WrestleMania, despite falling in the process. I just remember him walking to the ring with about a baker’s dozen belts hanging from any part of his body they could find. I think that if he didn’t have an arm injury that led to nerve damage he would be on a higher place on this list.

2. Jushin Thunder Liger

I have said this before, so I am not going to go into much detail again, but the first match I ever saw was Jushin Thunder Liger vs Brian Pillman live on the first episode of WCW Monday Nitro. This is the only match I remember and it got me hooked on professional wrestling. Jushin Thunder Liger is the Kane of the Cruiserweights in the terms of longevity. Coming from Japan, Jushin Thunder Liger was the first Cruiserweight wrestler to obtain Global popularity. He ushered in the Cruiserweight Era to America. He has been wrestling since the mid 80’s and at 52 he is still going strong today. He even showed up at NXT in 2015 to defeat Tyler Breeze. He has won championships all over the world, but to me his biggest championship accomplishment is winning the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship 11 times. That is nearly double of the second most reigns of Tiger Mask who has respectfully won the prestigious title six times.

Honorable Mention:

Super Calo, LA Parka, Blitzkrieg,and Shark Boy

Now that we have our housekeeping finished let’s get to the point…

1. Rey Mysterio

I am going to go on a limb and assume most of you saw this coming. No other cruiserweight had the popularity that Rey Mysterio had. This is for good reason. He was always the most well rounded Cruiserweight. He could have a great match with Billy Kidman then turn around and work a good match with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. He always put everything on the line. He was so small, but could do anything that (and more) than Jushin Thunder Liger. If it wasn’t for Rey Mysterio I doubt that the Luchador style would have ever reached the point of popularity that it did in the 90’s. He not only won cruiserweight championships, but went to win the World Title in WWE as well.  No other Cruiserweight will ever be able to make the impact that Rey Mysterio has made to the Cruiserweight division and Professional Wrestling as a whole.

 

Did I miss any of your favorite masked Cruiserweights of WCW?

.: Join our NEW Wrestling Forum :. 
««« WNS Forum »»»

Tags: #wcw #cruiserweight #cruiserweights #rey mysterio #ultimo dragon #jushin thunder liger #juventud guerrera #psychosis #column
https://wrestlr.me/49054/  
Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Jan 28
WWE Raw Viewership For Fallout From Royal Rumble
Monday’s edition of WWE Raw which featured all the fallout from Sunday’s event and saw WWE Hall of Famer Edge return to the red brand drew 2.402 million viewers on the USA Network, accordi[...]
Jan 28 - Monday’s edition of WWE Raw which featured all the fallout from Sunday’s event and saw WWE Hall of Famer Edge return to the red brand drew 2.402 million viewers on the USA Network, accordi[...]
Jan 28
Scott Steiner Announced For Impact Wrestling's TNA Throwback Event
Impact Wrestling has announced that Scott Steiner will be returning for their TNA throwback event "There’s No Place Like Home" from the Ritz in Ybor City Florida on April 3, 2020. The show will[...]
Jan 28 - Impact Wrestling has announced that Scott Steiner will be returning for their TNA throwback event "There’s No Place Like Home" from the Ritz in Ybor City Florida on April 3, 2020. The show will[...]
Jan 28
Another Name Was Considered To Go Against Brock Lesnar At WrestleMania 36
Before Drew McIntyre was confirmed for the main event spot at WrestleMania 36, another WWE Superstar was considered to go against WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Obse[...]
Jan 28 - Before Drew McIntyre was confirmed for the main event spot at WrestleMania 36, another WWE Superstar was considered to go against WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Obse[...]
Jan 28
WWE Officially Confirms Andrade's Wellness Policy Suspension
We reported earlier today that Andrade reportedly failed a WWE Wellness Policy test, and has been suspended for 30 days. WWE has now officially confirmed the news, with the following breif statement: [...]
Jan 28 - We reported earlier today that Andrade reportedly failed a WWE Wellness Policy test, and has been suspended for 30 days. WWE has now officially confirmed the news, with the following breif statement: [...]
Jan 28
WWE Reveals New Recruits From India, Two At Seven-Foot-Tall!
WWE has announced three new WWE Performance Center recruits from India will start in Orlando, Florida under WWE NXT developmental deals. The talents named are, Gurvinder Singh, Sukhwinder Grewal, and[...]
Jan 28 - WWE has announced three new WWE Performance Center recruits from India will start in Orlando, Florida under WWE NXT developmental deals. The talents named are, Gurvinder Singh, Sukhwinder Grewal, and[...]
Jan 28
Matches Set To Air On Tonight's AEW Dark Episode
Another edition of AEW Dark airs tonight at 6CT/7ET on the official AEW Youtube Page. The following matches were taped for tonight’s episode. - QT Marshall vs. Kip Sabian. - The Dark Order vs.[...]
Jan 28 - Another edition of AEW Dark airs tonight at 6CT/7ET on the official AEW Youtube Page. The following matches were taped for tonight’s episode. - QT Marshall vs. Kip Sabian. - The Dark Order vs.[...]
Jan 28
Update On Brock Lesnar Said To Matt Riddle During Verbal Altercation At WWE Royal Rumble
In regards to the recent verbal altercation between Matt Riddle and Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble event on Sunday, there is now an update on what went down. Alex McCarthy from talkSPORT was backst[...]
Jan 28 - In regards to the recent verbal altercation between Matt Riddle and Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble event on Sunday, there is now an update on what went down. Alex McCarthy from talkSPORT was backst[...]
Jan 28
Raw Superstar Set To Appear On Wednesday's WWE NXT On USA - SPOILER
A top WWE Raw Superstar will be appearing on NXT television on USA Network this week. According to a report from PWInsider, Charlotte Flair is scheduled to be in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday night. [...]
Jan 28 - A top WWE Raw Superstar will be appearing on NXT television on USA Network this week. According to a report from PWInsider, Charlotte Flair is scheduled to be in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday night. [...]
Jan 28
Samoa Joe Reportedly Injured On Monday's WWE Raw
During Monday's WWE Raw, Samoa Joe joined forces with Kevin Owens to face Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy for the titles. During the match, Joe hit a dive and grabbed the back [...]
Jan 28 - During Monday's WWE Raw, Samoa Joe joined forces with Kevin Owens to face Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy for the titles. During the match, Joe hit a dive and grabbed the back [...]
Jan 28
Update On Andrade's Wellness Violation, Why He Hasn't Lost U.S. Title?
In an update on the wellness violation for WWE U.S. champion Andrade and his subsequent suspension, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio has provided more information regarding what happened. WWE[...]
Jan 28 - In an update on the wellness violation for WWE U.S. champion Andrade and his subsequent suspension, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio has provided more information regarding what happened. WWE[...]
Jan 28
Update On Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair's WWE WrestleMania 36 Opponents
WWE is planning for Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to go up against Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania 36, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Baszler was originally planned to win th[...]
Jan 28 - WWE is planning for Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to go up against Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania 36, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Baszler was originally planned to win th[...]
Jan 28
WWE Update Concerning Edge’s Status Following Attack From Randy Orton
In a storyline update to Randy Orton attacking Edge on Monday's Raw, WWE’s official website has released an injury update concerning Edge’s current status.  "Edge has been taken to[...]
Jan 28 - In a storyline update to Randy Orton attacking Edge on Monday's Raw, WWE’s official website has released an injury update concerning Edge’s current status.  "Edge has been taken to[...]
Jan 28
Andrade Suspended For WWE Wellness Policy Violation
WWE United States Champion Andrade has reportedly been suspended by WWE for violating the company’s official Wellness Policy. Andrade was told of his suspension prior to Monday's WWE Raw and wa[...]
Jan 28 - WWE United States Champion Andrade has reportedly been suspended by WWE for violating the company’s official Wellness Policy. Andrade was told of his suspension prior to Monday's WWE Raw and wa[...]
Jan 28
CWFH NEWS: PP3 Cup Series Results
In the Opening Contest, Ryan Kiddpro faces Jordan Clearwater in the PP3Cup Round One. Jordan Clearwater defeated Ryan Kiddpro to advance to the PP3Cup Semi-Final! Very confident statement by Jordan [...]
Jan 28 - In the Opening Contest, Ryan Kiddpro faces Jordan Clearwater in the PP3Cup Round One. Jordan Clearwater defeated Ryan Kiddpro to advance to the PP3Cup Semi-Final! Very confident statement by Jordan [...]
Jan 27
WWE Monday Night Raw Results (01/27/2020)
The following are the results of the January 27th, 2020 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw: 1. Drew McIntyre challenged WWE Champion Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania and defeated Luke Gallows & [...]
Jan 27 - The following are the results of the January 27th, 2020 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw: 1. Drew McIntyre challenged WWE Champion Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania and defeated Luke Gallows & [...]
Jan 27
WWE Raw Results: 24/7 Championship Changes Hands Twice
On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Mojo Rawley successfully defended the WWE 24/7 Championship against No Way Jose. R-Truth then rolled up Rawley to win the title, but was quickly taken ou[...]
Jan 27 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Mojo Rawley successfully defended the WWE 24/7 Championship against No Way Jose. R-Truth then rolled up Rawley to win the title, but was quickly taken ou[...]
Jan 27
WWE Raw Results: Rollins & Murphy vs. Joe & Owens: Raw Tag Team Title Match
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy successfully defended their titles against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe on tonight's episode of Raw. Joe was sent to the back at one point b[...]
Jan 27 - WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy successfully defended their titles against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe on tonight's episode of Raw. Joe was sent to the back at one point b[...]
Jan 27
WWE Raw Results: Drew McIntyre Chooses His WrestleMania Opponent
In the opening segment of tonight's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, 2020 Men's Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre announced that he will challenge "The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar for the WWE C[...]
Jan 27 - In the opening segment of tonight's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, 2020 Men's Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre announced that he will challenge "The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar for the WWE C[...]
Jan 27
Chris Sabin Returning For Special TNA Event
Former World Heavyweight Champion Chris Sabin is set to appear at Impact Wrestling's upcoming TNA special at WrestleCon. Impact is reviving the TNA name for one night only during an event during Wres[...]
Jan 27 - Former World Heavyweight Champion Chris Sabin is set to appear at Impact Wrestling's upcoming TNA special at WrestleCon. Impact is reviving the TNA name for one night only during an event during Wres[...]
Jan 27
WWE WrestleMania 36 Sign Raised Before Tonight's Raw (Video)
The Road to WrestleMania 36 has begun and today the official logo was raised up ahead of tonight’s WWE Raw from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. As is tradition, the sign will be at a[...]
Jan 27 - The Road to WrestleMania 36 has begun and today the official logo was raised up ahead of tonight’s WWE Raw from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. As is tradition, the sign will be at a[...]
Jan 27
Big Tag Team Match Announced For Tonight's WWE Raw
A tag match has been announced for tonight WWE Raw broadcast, Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy are set to defend the Raw Tag Team Titles against Samoa Joe & Kevin Owens. Below is the official anno[...]
Jan 27 - A tag match has been announced for tonight WWE Raw broadcast, Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy are set to defend the Raw Tag Team Titles against Samoa Joe & Kevin Owens. Below is the official anno[...]
Jan 27
Edge Set To Appear On Tonight's WWE Raw
WWE has announced Edge will return to the red brand tonight, below is the official announcement:. Following a dramatic in-ring return during the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match, WWE Hall of Fam[...]
Jan 27 - WWE has announced Edge will return to the red brand tonight, below is the official announcement:. Following a dramatic in-ring return during the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match, WWE Hall of Fam[...]
Jan 27
MVP's Status Following Royal Rumble Appearance
Last night's Royal Rumble was full of surprises. One surprise entrant was former United States Champion MVP. For those of you wondering about MVP's status, we have some news to pass along. According[...]
Jan 27 - Last night's Royal Rumble was full of surprises. One surprise entrant was former United States Champion MVP. For those of you wondering about MVP's status, we have some news to pass along. According[...]
Jan 27
Former WWE Announcer Signs With NWA
NWA has hired former WWE announcer Sean Mooney. The company made the announcement via Twitter earlier today. Mooney, who worked for WWE from 1988 to 1993 expressed his excitement about working for NWA[...]
Jan 27 - NWA has hired former WWE announcer Sean Mooney. The company made the announcement via Twitter earlier today. Mooney, who worked for WWE from 1988 to 1993 expressed his excitement about working for NWA[...]
Jan 27
WWE Announces Wrestlemania Axxess Details
Wrestlemania is coming up and WWE has just announced details for Wrestlemania Axxess.  In a press release WWE announced the date and location for the event. WrestleMania Axxess takes ove[...]
Jan 27 - Wrestlemania is coming up and WWE has just announced details for Wrestlemania Axxess.  In a press release WWE announced the date and location for the event. WrestleMania Axxess takes ove[...]

© 2006-2020 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π