Anybody out there remember the Black Demon? He was one of the many nodescript masked wrestlers who paraded around wrestling rarely winning a match, and often appeared on the losing end of the prelims at the old Boston Garden in the early 1980s.
Ask me why I remember the Black Demon and I’ll tell you it was because Andre the Giant unmasked him on Saturday morning wrestling in 1981. A clip of this moment used to be on YouTube but has since been taken down.
Like any respectable masked heel, the Demon had a towel nearby, with which he quickly covered his face to conceal his identity. No doubt if you had snapped a picture of him without his hood, he would have asked you to destroy the film a la rock group Kiss.
I remember watching the kids’ faces at ringside as they rushed over to Demon to catch a glimpse of his face.
You really got an appreciation of how big Andre was in his healthier days, as he was absolutely immense next to the Demon.