In early November we were very excited to read in Noroeste that Lucha Libre was coming to town as part of the Canaco 2010 celebrations. This was the trip highlight last time, so we quickly got organized and bought tickets for our group, all in the front row!
Colorful posters advertising the event soon adorned telegraph poles near markets and city centers.
Masks were on sale outside the arena, tempting those waiting in line.
Things got off to a slow start, but eventually around 7pm the first bout had commenced. The referee was part of the action, and gave some of the wrestlers a few thumps for good measure!
The most entertaining spectacle was the War of the Exoticos. Four luchadores dressed up in tight suggestive women's attire, flailing their hands like girls when thrown across the ring. I ended up getting a kiss from Pimpinela, just before her hair was pulled.
Then came the Psycho Circus, who gave the Fuerza Aerea a drubbing. Here's Zombie Clown attempting to throw Relampago (which means "lightning bolt") into the crowd.
Who me? I din't do nothing!
Relampago poses for the crowd after the bout is over.
The last bout of the night was a treat for the women. Alan Stone came on, flexing his six-pack and looking gorgeous, then gyrated erotically for our pleasure.
And his pleasure too ....
El Zorro proudly displayed his past awards.
La Parka looked like he was going to come off the worse for wear....
And El Elejido was losing ground against Alan Stone's onslaught....
La Parka is about to pounce....
Everything turned out all right in the end though, after the luchadores romped through the crowd!
We saw chairs being used as weapons, wrestlers being thrown into the crowd (including where we were sitting), women dragged up onto the stage, and men too! And of course, some choreographed wrestling thrown in for good measure. What a fun way to see the locals having a good time. And amazingly, no one was hurt!