Clipped From Del Rio News Herald
Lone Star Tops When area fans gather at the Val Verde 4-H Club Showbarn on July 22 to see live big time wrestling come to Del Rio they'll be getting an exclusive look at the current Texas heavyweight champion and the wrestler he took the title from. Presently the title rests on the 240-pound frame of Mexico's famed Mil Mascaras who recently wrestled it away from 250-lb. Johnny Valentine. These two top flight behemoths of the grunt and groan game are matched with each other for the Del Rio date and head a supporting cord of four other classic contenders which TV fans have raved and ranted at for some time now as they were piped out of San Antonio or Houston. Top Drawer Mil Mascaras is a native Mexican who adopted his nickname of "Thousand Masks" from his friendship with Lon Chancy Jr. the "man with a thousand faces." In fact the first movie in which the Mexican intellectual played in was appropriately titled, "El Mil Mascaras." Besides the squared circle Mil Mascaras has had on the job training in the legit theatre in Shakespearean plays and as a philosophy student at the University of Mexico." But his thing now is wrestling where he draws better than honey at fly time. With seven professional seasons under his belt Mil Mascaras has risen to the Texas top with a growing group of followers each year.