The red cover of El Diablo Wrestler Lucha Libre shows a flaming devil.
- You’re a Devil.
- I’d rather throw ya than know ya.
- Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
- Wrestling begins at the end of your comfort zone.
- The harder you work, the luckier you get.
- Wrestling is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you are tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired.
- They say I’m insane; I say thank you very much.
More Lucha Libre lore:
Mexico’s version of free-style professional wrestling is one of the country’s biggest spectator activities today, eclipsed only in popularity by soccer. Characterized by colorful masks, flamboyant personalities and a whole lot of Spandex, it’s an edge-of-your-seat spectacle like no other and something that shouldn’t be missed.
A typical lucha match involves the “good guys” battling it out against the evil rudos, the “bad guys,” with an incredible array of dropkicks, backflips and leg locks. You’ll see both luchadores and luchadoras (female wrestlers) whirling around the ring, as well as wrestlers in drag known as exóticos.
The el diablo wrestler mask worn by a luchador is called a mascara. Traditionally, Mexican wrestling stars do not reveal their identities to the public, choosing to be known only by their ring identities. El Santo, one of the originators of the style, revealed his identity just days before his death. The masks are so important that legendary luchas are buried wearing their masks.
This is a card for a wrestler, a boyfriend, a birthday, a collector of kitsch.
See also the JAGUAR LUCHA LIBRE MASK.
The World of Lucha Libre Editorial Reviews
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