He is considered one of the most influential wrestlers of all time for enhancing and popularizing the lucha libre style around the world mascaras de luchadores profesionales forex in the ring and as the star of 20 films. Mil Máscaras es considerado una de las más grandes leyendas de la Lucha Libre y uno de los máximos exponentes del pancracio al lado de El Santo y Blue Demon.
Mil Máscaras ist ein ehemaliger Wrestler und Schauspieler. 15 juillet 1942 à San Luis Potosí, au Mexique. Ha debuttato nel 1965 ed è diventato una leggenda vivente della lucha libre e del wrestling mondiale. Viene considerato uno dei tre grandi della lucha libre assieme ad El Santo e a Blue Demon.
In hun vaderland Mexico, is Máscaras samen met El Santo en Blue Demon de drie grootste en de bekendste lucha libre-worstelaars. Mil Máscaras ou A Thousand Masks, é um semi-aposentado lutador de wrestling profissional e ator mexicano, o qual foi estrelado em vários filmes com outros luchadores. One problem is that in the U. I understand because I understand the business.
I don’t criticize them for that, but they should understand that for me wrestling means something more. If a guy doesn’t execute a move, I don’t pretend that he did. If I miss a move, then I don’t ask anyone to make me look good. Early Beginnings In the early 1900’s, Mexico was in the middle of a Revolution against the current dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. As with many times of war, the public looked for diversions to distract them from the every day realities of the fighting around them. Two Italian businessmen, Giovanni Reselevich y Antonio Fournier began promoting fights, in which opponents fought each other hand to hand, without weapons or protection. While common belief is that this fighting style was originally introduced by the French during the invasion of 1863, it wasn’t until this time when Reselevich and Fournier where developing a cross-town rivalry between their respective promotion companies, that Lucha Libre began to develop large followings throughout many parts of the country.
Father of Lucha Libre In 1929, Salvador Lutteroth González, was working in the United States where he began attending professional wrestling matches in El Paso, Texas. It was there that he became fascinated with the sport, especially the colorful personalities of the wrestlers, and decided to bring the sport to his home country of Mexico. After being turned down by larger arenas, the EMLL presented its first card in Arena Modelo, which had previously been scheduled for demolition, and had already been partially dismanteled. Its current home is the 16,000 seat Arena Mexico in Mexico City, considered the Mecca of professional wrestling in Mexico.
Santo is clearly the greatest luchador of all time. Other contemporaries of great popularity include Blue Demon, Dr. Wagner, Solitario, Mil Máscaras, Rolando Vera, Anibal, Ray Mendoza, Rayo de Jalisco, and more. A popular part of a Mexican wrestler’s persona is his or her mascara, or lucha libre mask. The masks play an important part of the storyline, and can also provide some anonymity in a country enthralled by the sport of Mexican wrestling.
Most all luchadores start their careers as masked wrestlers. They may even put their masks, and identities, on the line in a fight of Mask vs. Hair, or mascaras contra cabello, in which the loser loses his mask or gets his head shaved, depending on whether he wrestles with a mask or not. Lucha Libre is also unique from professional wrestling promotions in the United States and Europe in that the wrestlers usually have smaller physiques and the wrestling moves are more aerial and high-flying, as opposed to the power moves popular in the US.
The lighter weight division, or peso semicompleto, is the most popular in Mexico, and feature technical and acrobatic skills unparalleled in other countries. Sorry, you have entered an invalid value ! Sorry, you have entered an invalid value ! Super Luchas Magazine Now Available in U. The sales quantities are limited, so be sure to get your subscription to Super Luchas Revista today.
The site, as well as the magazine is in Spanish, of course, but if you don’t hablas español, this will be a good way to practice, and get all the latest lucha libre news and photos. 2009 Lucha Libre Expo in Mexico City This Weekend, Take Two! Finally, after a false start on account of the flu issue a few months back, it’s time for the third annual Lucha Libre: La Experiencia Expo this weekend. Maska Lucha will be there, and we will hopefully have some photos next week!