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#NationalSuperheroDay - Pro-Wrestlers Who Borrowed from Superheroes

posted Apr 28, 2021, 3:59 AM by Wrestling Scout
Every Rey Mysterio Superhero Costume, Ranked | TheSportsterAccording to my calendar of many observations and hashtags, April 28th is #NationalSuperheroDay.

The connections between the worlds of pro-wrestling and comic book superheroes have been present for decades.  In Mexico, luchadors, most notably El Santo and Blue Demon, have been elevated to superhero status.  In Japan, Kinnikuman combined pro-wrestling with comics to enjoy unique success by bringing the stars in while Tiger Mask and Jushin Liger went the other way by putting their characters in the ring.
There are many examples of pro-wrestlers borrowing from the identities of some of the most popular Marvel and DC comic book characters over the years.  Some might have simply used the name, which was the case for "The Incredible" Hulk Hogan, who was massive
professional wrestler Tony Marino had a gimmick in the mid-late '60s called  "Battman" | Enmascarado
 and muscular, but neither green nor inept.  Others over the years,
completely lifted the character, but the nature of intellectual property changed, so using the name "Batman" or "Spiderman" has not happened much in recent years.

Batman
George Hines
Pepper Martin

Captain America

Green Hornet
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Percival A. Friend

Hulk

Lone Ranger

Spiderman

Superman
"Suntan Superman" Ron Killings
"Swiss Superman" Cesaro

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Tarzan Baxter
Tarzan Boy
Tarzan Zorro (Hans Mortier)

Zorro
El Zorro
Tarzan Zorro (Hans Mortier)

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