"Pelearan a 2 de 3 caidas sin limite de tiempo" or "pelearan mascara contra cabellera" Have you ever heard that? Today I'm going to tell you about our Mexican heroes. Have you heard of "El Santo", or "Blue demon"?
Those masked avengers who fought against the bad guys in Mexican movies, but they weren't just actors, they fought for real! This is called "Lucha Libre". This Mexican wrestling had its beginnings in the Greco-Roman wrestling practiced during the occupation by French troops in Mexico.
This Mexican wrestling match had its beginnings in the Greco-Roman wrestling matches practiced during the occupation by French troops in Mexico.
Lucha libre" was inspired by other sports: like Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling from the USA. To return to our masked friends: the one who practices "lucha libre" is called a "LUCHADOR". Most of the "luchadores" wear a mask: to keep their identity secret, it's the tradition too!
Cultural Heritage of Mexico City
This sport is more than a discipline in Mexico: since the 40's, the "lucha libre mexicana" has become a mixture of identity, culture and symbol in the Mexican popular culture & is anchored
"Lucharan a 2 de 3 caidas sin limite de tiempo" or "pelearan mascara contra cabellera" Who hasn't heard that before? This Mexican wrestling is a bit of "circo, maroma y teatro", a fight with theatrical movements, a bit exaggerated, wanting to attract the attention of the "aficionados" to make them spend a good time. It is said that this sport "is followed more than other sports like football".
So, did it make you want to discover the "lucha libre mexicana"?