Our first Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre, more than a sport in Mexico, is a cultural phenomenon. Wrestlers, known as ‘luchadores’, don masks representing historical and mythical figures, deeply entwining the sport with Mexico’s cultural heritage. It symbolizes the common man’s struggle, mirroring good vs evil, a concept resonating with Mexicans deeply. These matches are community events, fostering a sense of unity and celebration unique to Mexico.

This cultural connection extends online, with fans actively discussing and engaging with the sport’s narratives and characters. To understand, you’ll have to follow the storylines and rivalries. Lucha Libre often features long-standing feuds and dramatic storytelling.

Look they have a Japanese luchadores:

We recently attended a Lucha Libre event, expecting excitement but found ourselves lost in confusion. Without understanding the context and cultural nuances, the matches, although lively, were hard to fully appreciate. It highlighted how knowing the backstory enriches the experience of this unique Mexican wrestling tradition.

Yep there are women luchadores as well:

Lots of body types represented:

It’s a fun event for the evening.

Personally I found two-hours a little too long and as I’m not familiar with the subtext and found it hard to enjoy. I also got forced to throw out all my bottles of mineral water that I bought so they can sell me beer in there. Probably our last Lucha Libre too.

We took Turibus which is a mistake, see how we would have done if we wanna do Lucha Libre again.