Jaguar Mask for Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestler
The Mexican term for freestyle wrestlers is Lucha Libre. Lucha wrestlers cultivate big personalities and conceal their identities behind masks.
Mexican Wrestler message:
- 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.
- I lucha-dore you.
More Lucha 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 técnicos, 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 mask worn by a luchador is called a mascara. Traditionally, Mexican lucha libre 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 Santo and Blue Demon, legendary luchas, were buried wearing their masks.
See also: El Diablo (Devil) Lucha Libre wrestling mask.