I’d seen these masks within the airport outlets after I first entered Mexico. These vibrant masks, which I assumed had been fancy present concepts for youths. However an area good friend cleared my false impression, and launched me to Lucha libre – a type of free model wrestling that could be very well-liked in Mexico.
Lucha Libre, which in Spanish means free-style wrestling, is similar to the American (staged) wrestling – WWF. In truth, a few of the WWF strikes have been tailored from this Mexican sport. This Mexican model of wrestling is among the nation’s greatest spectator actions immediately together with soccer. Vibrant masks, flamboyant fighters (luchadores) and loads of drama makes it an actual enjoyable occasion that shouldn’t be missed.
There’s nothing fairly like a combat evening on the Area México. I used to be lucky to catch a combat evening on this venue. Beneath is a fast video I put collectively that offers you a way of this massively well-liked sport:
The place to observe
In Mexico Metropolis, you possibly can watch the fights at Area México or Area Coliseo. Area Coliseo is the older and smaller venue. Tickets can be found at each venues, or by way of Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.mx). Fights are normally held on Tuesday and Friday evenings and on Sundays. Do verify the schedules upfront as timings may change. We didn’t e-book tickets upfront, however landed up on the venue on Sunday at round 3:30 pm (for a 5:00 pm combat) and acquired entrance row seats (sixth row or so). Attempt to get the ringside seats should you can for the total impact however be warned that you could be find yourself being a part of the motion when it overflows into the viewers. They dont allow you to take meals and drinks from outdoors; so do empty your water bottles earlier than coming into. They allowed us to take our backpack in (which had some paraphernalia I had picked up from outdoors the stadium).
The luchadores (fighters)
They’re extra entertainers and athletes than actual wrestlers. The type of strikes they do are spectacular to say the least. The fighters who combat with their masks on won’t ever take away the masks with out being pressured to. Among the fights embody a de-masking situation for the loser which equates to a lack of standing.
After which, the delivery of a brand new fighter…
And at last, listed below are my ‘earlier than’ and ‘after’ mugshots. The ‘earlier than’ image reveals me carrying a curly hair wig I purchased outdoors the sector, settled in and prepared for some motion. The ‘after’ image reveals me carrying one of many Lucha libre masks, at residence prepared for a giant combat with my spouse and son.