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Lucha Libre! Free Style Wrestling.

One word, Awesome!

Mexican wrestling is a must. Very campy and raunchy.

No cameras allowed but I as able to get a few snaps with my iPhone.

The audience was very into it chanting obscenities and drinking. The wrestlers spend all week rehearsing the choreography of their fights. If they didn't I am sure they would get hurt. Their moves and acrobatics are very elaborate and skillfully executed.

Then there are the costumes, the masks and names: The Rooster, Maximo, Metro, Fog, Black Assassin and Tai Chi!

Hilarious even if you don't understand Spanish. Often one or more wrestlers would get thrown into the crowd, people would jump from their seats. One of the beer selling guys got landed on by two wrestlers and beers went flying everywhere. The wrestlers were chasing girls in the audience, drinking peoples beers, kissing one another and verbally sparing with the audience. Yes, two of the wrestlers are Japanese and one (Maximo) is... well a cross dresser. Fun was had by all.

Very fun.

Guadalajara

Lucha Libre! Free Style Wrestling.

One word, Awesome!

Mexican wrestling is a must. Very campy and raunchy.

No cameras allowed but I as able to get a few snaps with my iPhone.

The audience was very into it chanting obscenities and drinking. The wrestlers spend all week rehearsing the choreography of their fights. If they didn't I am sure they would get hurt. Their moves and acrobatics are very elaborate and skillfully executed.

Then there are the costumes, the masks and names: The Rooster, Maximo, Metro, Fog, Black Assassin and Tai Chi!

Hilarious even if you don't understand Spanish. Often one or more wrestlers would get thrown into the crowd, people would jump from their seats. One of the beer selling guys got landed on by two wrestlers and beers went flying everywhere. The wrestlers were chasing girls in the audience, drinking peoples beers, kissing one another and verbally sparing with the audience. Yes, two of the wrestlers are Japanese and one (Maximo) is... well a cross dresser. Fun was had by all.

Very fun.

comments (2)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Feb 2010, 11:52
I have never quite understood this kind of wrestling, John, but it does sound entertaining...at least once. grin
John Eagle: It was very entertaining. Kinda like Saturday morning cartoons but live. Slap stick, silly. The wrestlers make fun of themselves and there is a lot of audience interaction and bantering. More a comic theater than a sport.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Feb 2010, 21:27
Sounds like they are making fun of WWF - as if WWF is not a circus by itself tongue
John Eagle: Wonder which came first? The Mexican wrestling (Lucha Libre) was founded in 1933. WWF started in 1952. Regardless it is a hoot and the best comic theater I have seen in a long time.

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