Their true identities may be concealed, but there’s no masking the talent of these five cloaked competitors:
5. HURRICANE HELMS
The well-traveled, real-life superhero made his ROH debut in 2018 and wasted no time proving that his Hurra-powers were still plenty potent. In his second match in ROH, Hurricane joined forces with fellow masked man Delirious to defeat two-time former ROH World Tag Team Champions The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian). Since every superhero needs an arch nemesis, it was only natural that Hurricane would engage in a rivalry with “The Villain” Marty Scurll. Although Scurll ultimately prevailed, Hurricane earned respect from both him and Honor Nation.
Hailing from the Edge of Sanity, the gibberish-spewing madman has been wreaking havoc in ROH since 2004. Delirious quickly gained a cult following despite not winning his first match with the company until two years later. He went on to win the 2006 Survival of the Fittest and become a top challenger for the ROH World Championship. Delirious’ appearances in ROH have been sporadic in recent years, but the one thing that has remained certain about Delirious is that absolutely nothing is for certain. Or as he would say, “Bah bah bah … bah bah … bah … BAHHHHH!”
Bandido burst onto the scene in ROH in January of this year and immediately showed why he is one of the most dynamic, innovative and fastest-rising young competitors in pro wrestling. In his debut, the Mexican star defeated Mark Haskins in a sensational match that earned both of them spots in LifeBlood. Bandido, who combines incredible agility with freakish strength that belies his size (5-foot-7, 183 pounds), has gone on to defeat the likes of two-time former ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe, current ROH World Television Champion Shane Taylor and two-time former ROH World Television Champion Silas Young.
2. DRAGON LEE
The younger brother of ROH World Champion RUSH is one of the most exciting competitors in the sport and has been making his presence felt in ROH over the past three years. The high-flying luchador scored the biggest victory of his career at G1 Supercard in April before a sold-out crowd in Madison Square Garden when he won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title in a Triple Threat Match involving then-champion Taiji Ishimori and Bandido. Lee gained another huge win when he handed Jeff Cobb a rare pinfall loss at The Experience on Nov. 2. He now has his sights set on the ROH World Television Title and will challenge Shane Taylor for the belt at the Final Battle pay-per-view on Dec. 13.
1. EL GENERICO
With his ordinary physique and pale skin, Generico looked more like an athletic supporter than an athlete when he made his ROH debut in 2005. Making it even harder to take him seriously at first was that he claimed to be a Spanish-speaking luchador, which obviously was not the case. Once the bell rang, however, it was apparent that Generico was anything but a novelty act. He was a highly-skilled, main-event-level competitor who went on to win the ROH World Television Title and ROH World Tag Team Title. His long, bitter feud with former friend Kevin Steen is regarded as one of ROH’s greatest rivalries.