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    Behind the masks we wear

    Q- Why do some pro wrestlers wear masks? As a kid I recall watching many masked men battle it out. There was “Mil Mascaras,” “the Masked Superstar,” “the Masked Assassins” and “the Midnight Rider,” just to name a few. One of the mysteries behind these masked characters was the question, “Who is really behind the mask?” Perhaps they have something to hide? Maybe it is a “baby face” [a good guy] masquerading as a “heel” [a bad guy], or vice-versa? Or maybe they just couldn’t come up with a better wrestling “persona?” Regardless, who are they and why were they hiding behind a mask? But what about those of us…