Masked men and tequila take over MOLAA
Published: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 15:09
Furthermore, lucha libre is more accurately classified as theater than sport. The luchadores weren’t competing so much as they were performing. Picture lucha libre as the Mexican counterpart to the “fake wrestling” seen in American professional wrestling. It is much more about each luchador’s stage persona and crowd interaction than his “fighting” ability. Each match requires extensive choreography and at least mediocre acting in order to come to fruition, not to discredit the athleticism of the luchadores, whose agility and acrobatics were truly something to marvel.
Lucha libre may never attain mainstream popularity in the U.S., but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibilities, especially considering the rapidly increasing Latino population.
If you want to be entertained but can’t decide between theater and sports, treat yourself to a night of the unforgettably bizarre, spandex spectacle that is lucha libre. You won’t regret it.