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A Wrestling Match in San Miguel de Allende

 

Wrestling matches, called Las Luchas, originated in Mexico. The WWF doesn’t want you to know that, not that anyone watches them anyway. The funny thing is that even though everyone knows it’s choreographed the WWF wants you to take them seriously. Not so with the Mexican Luchadores. They know how to cut loose and have a good time.

I was about 4 tequilas deep before the fights. My tickets were ringside which were both advantageous for the shots my camera could catch, and disadvantageous for the flying midgets who were known to breach the barriers between the crowd and the stage when hurled from the ring. I was expecting at minimum a little blood splatter and at most a Jerry-Springer style chair throw in my direction. Tequila seemed like the obvious option.

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What I appreciated most about the Mexican wrestlers was their sense of humor. Moves like a finger bite or a nipple pinch weren’t out of the question. They get their feelings hurt and storm out of the ring only to hug, make up and re-enter. They’d taunt each other with lines like, “that’s how I play with my wife!” My favorite move was the penis twister which was just as awful as it sounds. When it comes down to the ball kick versus the penis twister, the latter wins every time.

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My favorite wrestlers were the evils clowns; they win best costumes. Then there was Chessman, who for what he lacked in costume (which was slightly more than pantyhose with major runs) he made up for in his outrageous Bruce-Lee-Crow meets Hellboy makeup.

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Personality plus goes out to Octagoncito, the larger of the two midgets who had amazing gymnastic form and a Samauri look that won him major fashion points. Best effort goes to Mascarita Sagrada, who was the smaller of the two midgets and got thrown from the ring and tag-teamed a lot. He seemed to keep his chin up, even when the psycho clowns tried to remove his mask (gasp!) exposing his identity to the world.

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Yep. Worst Dressed goes to Tarzan.

Worst personality goes to Electroshock who’s highlights and Man-in-the-Iron-Mask face-piece made him look inherently more angry than he was.

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Mittie Roger has been blogging for 5 years; her blog focuses on off the beaten path travel in the Americas. Both a blogger and a social media consultant, Mittie works with writers, brands, and artists of many mediums. Her first book of short stories, Aurora, was published in December of 2013 after its title story, “Aurora”, received second place in the 2012 Richard Bausch contest. Her fiction has also appeared in Our Stories and Monkey Puzzle Literary Magazine and her non-fiction has appeared in Land Rover Magazine, Land Rover Monthly and Fuse. Her most recent publication, These Boots Are Made for Walking: Travel Journal and Workbook, uses creative prompts to get you thinking differently, traveling more and experiencing life.

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