“Pelearan a 2 de 3 caidas sin limite de tiempo” or even “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 even “Blue demon”?
Those masked avengers who fought against the bad guys in Mexican movies, but they weren’t just comedians, they fought for real! What is called “Lucha libre”. This Mexican wrestling fight had its beginnings in the Greco-Roman wrestling fights practiced during the occupation by French troops in Mexico.
This Mexican wrestling fight had its beginnings in the Greco-Roman wrestling fights practiced during the occupation by French troops in Mexico.
The “lucha libre” was inspired by other sports disciplines: such as Japanese jiu-jitsu and United States wrestling. To come back 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 a secret, it’s tradition too!
This sporting discipline is more than a discipline in Mexico: since the 1940s, the “lucha libre mexicana” has become a mixture of identity, culture and symbol in 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 fight is a bit of “circo, maroma y teatro” a fight with theatrical movements, a little exaggerated, wanting to attract the attention of “aficionados” to give them a good time. It is said that this sport “is followed more than other sports such as footbal”.
So, do you want to discover more about the “lucha libre mexicana”?