The Deadly Commandos wrestled in camouflage gear and masks, creating not only a dreaded appearance before they entered the ring, but an aura of mystique that lasted over a decade. From the 1970s into the 1980s they were a top tag team, usually finding innovative ways to cheat against a multitude of opponents. They were the product of a great deal of hype in the lucha libre magazines, with certain writers infatuated with their routine in spite of their hardened taste for villainy. These psychotics military men were a forerunner to the Anglo team called Los Mercenarios, who wore similar gear and had equally vicious styles. In spite of the similarities in their appearance, the two tag teams never collided anywhere in Mexico or the USA.