Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mascarita Sagrada


Here is some of the footage I got last night from Lucha Libre Mexicana. Lucha Libre means "Free Fighting". This fight features the very popular Mascarita. I am sorry I have lost track of the other wrestlers name but am hoping someone will let me know over at my YouTube page.

Mascarita Sagrada is a Mexican midget wrestler who made his professional debut September 22, 1989 in Mexico City against Espectrito. He is highly regarded as the most popular and skilled Mexican mini-wrestler of all time and has performed for WWF / WWE, WCW, AAA, CMLL TNA and Lucha VaVoom among others. He has also been featured in several films and marketing campaigns, including an uncredited cameo in the film My Giant with Billy Crystal and an ad campaign for Virgin Mobile. From Wikipedia.

Lucha Libre events are a great way to promote products and services to the Hispanic community. Our events are family oriented, in the crowd you can can find from young kids to veteran followers of this colorful mexican tradition.

After soccer, wrestling (Lucha Libre) is the second most popular sport in Mexico, with thousands of people visiting the arenas every day of the week. Here in the United States, the weekly 3 hour Lucha Libre shows in “Galavision” are the Spanish cable show with the largest audience. In fact, over twenty million Americans are wrestling and lucha libre fans.
From the website of Los Gladiadores Del Ring.

7 comments:

FOUR DINNERS said...

Youtube seems to be playin' up so I couldn't watch it. I'll pop back tomorrow for a look.

A midget wrestler? Do you have dwarf throwing over there? Now that is a bizarre thing to watch.

Gardenia said...

I wonder if they mean 20 million illegals? We had several Mexican channels on TV in Wyoming - most of them were outrageous - like some of the Japanese TV shows.

I never have cared for the TV wrestling "sport" - other than for a good laugh. I would rather watch high school wrestling or Sumo. I realize it takes athletic ability to do the falls, etc. without getting hurt...

I sure enjoyed the Runway dressing of the female wrestlers....but had no desire to watch them wrestle -

gosh, I would get hurt jumping on the trampoline - maybe that's why I can't relate to wrestling - no athletic ability here...

Maybe something in the future would change my mind - "Hulk" Hogan is one hulk - I saw him in person at an airport once, that almost changed my mind!

Candy Minx said...

Hey Four Dinners...once you get a look at the video...let me know what is an equivalent activity in England? Is there such?

Gardenia, you know...wrestling used to be a thing when I was a kid it always came on after cartoons on the weekends and I used to hate it...but would always watch it...

Then a few years ago...I worked ina bar where on Monday nights all these guys would come in and watch WWE...they were cool and fun guys..and I couldn't believe they liked thisstuff...some of them were actors. And they taught me that WWE and wrestling groups in general were "male soap operas" and so i started to understand the appeal. In fact...I'm pretty seasoned with who is who in wrestling and have written a couple of characters who are wrestlers...

We had so much fun at this event the other night...I can't wait to go again!

tweetey30 said...

Hey off the topic chapter three is posted.. This sounds interesting. Catch you tomorrow or Wednesday.

Gardenia said...

Interesting, Candy. How do the females fit in to the scenario - also I'm wondering - the tiny wrestler, I would think he would get badly hurt - I know a certain amount is fake, but still it is a very physical sport...even though somewhat vaudeville...sp?

Candy Minx said...

Tweetey...yep I'll see ya in a bit!

Gardenia, wrestlers are amazing athletes...they really are...and they really worked the crowd. The audience participation at Lucha Libre is part of the event. I guess the wrestlers fight similarly to how stunt actors fight in movies. They do get hurt. I felt the thumps ouch!

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