Why was Mil Máscaras so successful in the United States and Japan?

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thousand masks It’s one of the mexican wrestlers with the best international poster, thanks to his character and quality above the ring; However, the gladiator recently revealed how it was that the doors were opened to him to be a star on USA Y Japan, countries in which it is more than recognized.

The gladiator explained that a key piece for the promoters of the fight against USA they started calling it was for the movies he filmed in Mexico, which had a great boom in the Hispanic community that lived on US soil, a situation that allowed them to achieve the famous American dream.

“I came to the United States to start fighting in 1968. The success of my films (they opened the doors for me). They had been in theaters in the United States, because there were 18 Spanish-speaking cinemas only in the Los Angeles area, but there were also in San Francisco, Arizona, New Mexico, New York, there were Spanish-language cinemas, and with those successes of my films they were calling me to fight in various parts of the United States“, remember Mister Personality on his Youtube channel.

thousand masks detailed that the success he had in USA reverberated until Japan Because the Japanese press was covering their performances, so they were able to transmit the success that was having both up and down the ring to their country.

Given this, finally the Mexican wrestler had the opportunity to be hired to go to fight Japan, where his arrival caused quite a stir, a situation that was not expected at the time.

“At the same time there were journalists from Japan taking photos and sending them to their country, that leads us to with that publicity and fame they have an interest in me, that was in 1968; In 1970 I went to Japan, I was interested in getting to know that country and in order to fight; upon my arrival in Japan there were like 600 children with their parents waiting for me at the airport, I was surprised because it was full of children and journalists covering my arrival, “he recalled. thousand masks, who is currently one of the mexican wrestlers most loved in the Asian country.

What movies did Mil Máscaras film?

  • 1968 – The Scoundrels3
  • 1969 – The Vampiras4
  • 1969 – A Thousand Masks5​
  • 1969 – Enigma of Death6
  • 1971 – The Righteous Champions7
  • 1972 – The mummies of Guanajuato8
  • 1972 – The Theft of the Guanajuato Mummies9
  • 1972 – The Righteous Champions Return10
  • 1972 – The Beasts of Terror11
  • 1973 – A Rose Above the Ring12
  • 1974 – Macabre Legends of the Colony13
  • 1974 – The Vampires of Coyoacán14
  • 1975 – The Mummies of Saint Angel15
  • 1975 – The Black Power16
  • 1979 – Mystery in Bermuda17
  • 1983 – The Son of Santo on the Lawless Frontier18
  • 1990 – The Truth of the Struggle19
  • 1990 – The Mortal Key
  • 2007 – Mil Máscaras vs. The Aztec Mummy20​
  • 2008 – Academy of Doom21​
  • 2009 – Thousand Masks: Hero
  • 2010 – Aztec Revenge22​