When it comes to sport, just about every country in the world has its idiosyncrasy. India’s got Kabaddi, Australia has footy, Ireland’s got hurling, and Mexico has lucha libre, a form of wrestling that’s deeply ingrained in popular culture and a lot of fun to watch. And it’s not hard to catch a fight if you know where to look: Mexico City.
What is lucha libre?
Lucha libre is a form of professional wrestling originating from Mexico. It’s characterized by its high-flying maneuvers, acrobatic moves, and its distinctive, colorful masks (and tight Lycra pants) worn by the wrestlers, known as luchadores.