In Japan, Wrestling Masks Aren't Just for Half-Naked Dudes in BootsBrian Ashcraft9/29/11 1:00pm541EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalink It began, as so many things do, with sweaty men in tight underpants. And they wore masks. Let's not forget the masks. Lucha Libre masks. Those masks might have started in Mexican professional wrestling, but they live on in Japan, whether that be in fashion, manga, pornos and, yes, video games.