Former WWE star Lince Dorado has revealed that 2023 will be his last year as a masked luchador. In fact, he took to his Twitter account to announce that he's been thinking about removing his mask for about five years, but has finally decided that he's ready to leave the headgear behind him.
This is the social message for all the fans: “I've been contemplating this for a while now, maybe 5 years. For almost 2 decades I have been someone I am not. I have decided! This will be my last year in disguise. The question is, am I going to lose it or say f*ck this is me?” Dorado has worn a mask for the entire time he has been in WWE, starting in 2016 with the Cruiserweight Classic tournament.
The luchador also wrestled at 205 Live, which is now NXT Level Up, forming the Lucha House Party stable with Kalisto (Samuray Del Sol) and Gran Metalik (Mascara Dorada), with the trio also frequently appearing on Raw and SmackDown, before leaving the company in November 2021 and going on to wrestle in NJPW and MLW.
Lince Dorado will perform in Italy
With a sensational announcement in December 2022, the Italian Wrestling Association let all Italian professional wrestling enthusiasts know that during IWA Rome Caput Mundi, which will be held on November 18, 2023, a special wrestler will enter the ring, namely Lince Dorado.
“Lynx Dorado lands in IWA!!! 18.11.2023 IWA Rome Caput Mundi 2023: 7th Anniversary. Palatorrino, via Fiume Giallo 47, Rome. LUCHA LUCHA LUCHA!!!! We have surpassed ourselves and we have done things big, for an anniversary that will certainly be unforgettable.
In WWE from 2016 to 2021, Lince Dorado is among the greatest luchadores in the world. Do you want to miss the unique opportunity to see him fight live??? Tickets available via whatsapp on 3348746722. Buy your ticket now!!!” So hurry up and book your tickets for the event as it will be your last chance to see the luchador perform in the mask.
In a recent interview, former WWE Superstar Lince Dorado opened up about this time with the company. “I had great rapport with Vince, John Laurinaitis and Michael Hayes — the problem was a disconnect between what they thought about lucha libre and what we all know about lucha libre.
I hate quitting, but I left with two years left on my contract. I left behind more money than I’ll ever see the rest of my life, but I’ve been poor. I’ve been broke, I’ve been homeless, I’ve been in the street, I’ve been in the ghetto — and I survived. I’ll survive without WWE, too. I want more, and I need more”.