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Don’t tell DC, luchador Mephisto dons a Bane mask

Bane may be gone from Gotham, but he’s alive in Mexico. A luchador named Mephisto has recently taken to wearing a rendition of Bane’s popular mask from The Dark Knight Rises in his matches for the Mexican wrestling promotion CMLL. And that’s not all — his finishing move is the backbreaker. There’s no word on what DC Comics has to say about this development, but Mexico’s intellectual property situation is famously murky.

This isn’t the first time a wrestler has borrowed something from comics. In the 1970s, a young wrestler named Terry Bollea was a guest on a Memphis-area talk show beside bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, who was there promoting the television series The Incredible Hulk. The host noted how the wrestler was even bigger than the guy who played the Hulk, and the wrestler took up the “Hulk” moniker as a nickname … first as Terry “The Hulk” Boulder, and later morphing into Hulk Hogan. Hogan has been able to use the name through a decades-old agreement with Marvel.



Poor Mistico there is about to get his back broken, and you can see the fear in his eyes.

Eh, he’s not even the real Mistico.

Scott yeah, the real Mistico was on actual Batman levels.

There’s a Luchdor called Chessman that I’ve seen come to the ring in an X-Men movie (circa X-2) uniform. He also wears Kane pants, and Sting facepaint. He’s the Greg Land of Lucha Libre!

I think it’s only fair since the comic version of Bane stole a luchador’s mask.

In Mexican Wrestling, there were even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (back in the late 80’s/early 90’s), and I remember there’s another old-school luchador called El Fantasma (AKA The Phantom) who even uses the same disguise.

To be fair both Sting and Rey Mysterio decided to be the Joker for some reason.

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