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FEATURE: Viva la Raza! Lucha Weekly 2/9/13

Viva la Raza!: Lucha Weekly
February 9 , 2013
By: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com

CMLL

El Luchador Coming to MTV
This week CMLL announced that their reality show "El Luchador" has been picked up by MTV Tr3s in the United States, but didn't reveal the start date and if they would start with season one or just pick up with season 2 that's airing now. "El Luchador" follows around several CMLL stars including Mistico II and Shocker during their everyday lives as well as while they wrestle and train.

CMLL 02/01 Arena Mexico Results
1) Sensei & Soberano Jr. def. Camorra & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, & Skandalo def. Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., & Super Halcon Jr.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, & Marcela def. La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei
4) Reyes del Aire Torneo Semifinals Cibernetico: La Sombra def. La Mascara, Titan, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Delta, Stuka Jr., Sagrado, Averno, Euforia, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mr. Aguila, Polvora, Felino, Tiger Kid, & Namajague
5) Maximo, Rush, & Shocker def. Ultimo Guerrero, El Terrible, & Mephisto
* NOTES *
- Both Namajague & Rey Cometa were injured during the Torneo Cibernetico with Namajague landing on his head and suffering either a concussion or a neck injury.

CMLL 02/03 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Bengala & Horuz def. Bobby Zavala & Herodes Jr.
2) Magnus, Stigma, & Super Halcon Jr. def. Artillero, Super Comando, & Taurus
3) Dalis la Caribena, Goya Kong, & Luna Magica def. La Comandante, La Seductora, & Zeuxis
4) Diamante, Mascara Dorada, & Brazo de Plata def. Ephesto, Puma King, & Misterioso II
5) CMLL Welterweight Title: Polvora (c) def. Valiente to retain the title!
6) Psicosis II, Mr. Aguila, & Kraneo def. Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush

CMLL 02/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Demonio Rojo & Thunder Boy def. Azteca de Oro & Brillante
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno def. El Alteno & El Idolo
3) Black Metal, Gallo, & Sky Kid def. Exterminador, In Memoriam, & Malefico
4) Occidente Welterweight Title: Leo def. Sadico (c) to win the title!
5) Volador Jr., Averno, & Mephisto def. La Sombra, Atlantis, & Titan

CMLL 02/04 Arena Puebla Results
1) Espiritu Maligno & Fuerza Chicana def. Asturiano & Black Tiger
2) Mercurio, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Warrior def. Astral, Shockercito, & Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Magnus, Starman, & Stigma def. Apocalipsis, Nitro, & Taurus
4) Diamante Azul, Brazo de Plata, & Titan def. Dragon Rojo Jr., Polvora, & Rey Escorpion
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, & Thunder def. Ultimo Guerrero, Niebla Roja, & Euforia via DQ
6) NWA Welterweight Title: Negro Casas (c) def. Valiente to retain the title!

CMLL 02/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Iniferno & Rafaga def. Halcon de Plata & Metatron
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, & Skandalo def. Bengala, Camaleon, & Magnus
3) Black Warrior, Sangre Azteca, & Vangelis def. Diamante, Sagrado, & Stuka Jr.
4) CMLL Middleweight Title: Dragon Rojo Jr. (c) def. Titan to retain the title!
5) Atlantis, Rush, & Thunder def. Psicosis II, Olimpico, & Kraneo

CMLL 02/05 Arena Mexico Results
1) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr. def. Horuz & Robin
2) Leono, Metalico, & Pegasso def. Bobby Zavala, Cholo, & Disturbio
3) Dalis la Caribena, Estrellita, & Marcela def. La Amapola, Princesa Blanca, & Princesa Sujei via DQ
4) Lightning Match: Euforia def. Delta
5) Blue Panther, La Mascara, & Brazo de Plata def. Averno, Negro Casas, & Ephesto
6) La Sombra def. Mr. Niebla via DQ

CMLL 02/08 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Oro Jr. & Sensei vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2) Astral, Bam Bam, & Mini Fantasy vs. Demus 3:16, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Violencia
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, & Stuka Jr. vs. Misterioso II, Namajague, & Shigeo Okumura
4) Reyes del Aire Torneo Semifinals Cibernetico: Maximo vs. Mascara Dorada vs. Valiente vs. Angel de Oro vs. Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Diamante vs. Triton vs. Fuego vs. Volador Jr. vs. Mephisto vs. Rey Escorpion vs. Niebla Roja vs. Psicosis II vs. Sangre Azteca vs. Virus vs. Puma King
5) Atlantis, Rush, & Shocker vs. Ultimo Guerrero, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid

CMLL 02/10 Arena Coliseo Lineup
1) Bengala & Soberano Jr. vs. Espanto Jr. & Zayco
2) Metatron, Molotov, & Stigma vs. Inquisidor, Nosferatu, & Taurus
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, & Raziel
4) Lightning Match: Metalico vs. Virus
5) Blue Panther, Delta, & Stuka Jr. vs. Averno, Shigeo Okumura, & Vangelis
6) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush vs. Psicosis II, Mr. Aguila, & Kraneo

CMLL 02/10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) El Tapatio & Indigo vs. El Pirana & Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & Rayo de Plata vs. Demonio Maya & Evola
3) El Alteno, Halcon de Plata, & Leon Blanco vs. Espectrum, Mr. Trueno, & Rafaga
4) Diamante Azul & Mascara Dorada vs. Felino & Mr. Niebla
5) NWA Middleweight Title: La Sombra (c) vs. Mephisto

CMLL 02/11 Arena Puebla Lineup
1) Aereo, Astral, & Pequeno Halcon vs. Mercurio, Pequeno Olimpico, & Pequeno Violencia
2) Camaleon, Horuz, & Leono vs. Espiritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, & King Jaguar
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, & Marcela vs. Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, & Zeuxis
4) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Thunder vs. Euforia, Niebla Roja, & El Terrible
5) Rush vs. Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL 02/12 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Bengala & Metatron vs. Akuma & Zayco
2) Acero, Bam Bam, & Mini Fantasy vs. Pequeno Nitro, Pequeno Warrior, & Pierrothito
3) Diamante, Rey Cometa, & Sagrado vs. Arkangel de la Muerte, Skandalo, & Vangelis
4) Lightning Match: Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Polvora
5) Marco Corleone, Maximo, & Rush vs. Rey Escorpion, El Terrible, & Tiger Kid
6) Negro Casas, Felino, & Mr. Niebla vs. Blue Panther, Mascara Dorada, & Shocker

CMLL 02/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Lineup
1) Javier Cruz Jr. & Virgo vs. In Memoriam & Sadico
2) Esfinge & Sensei vs. Barbaro Cavernario & Inquisidor
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, & Super Halcon Jr. vs. Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, & Nosferatu
4) Angel de Oro, La Mascara, & Brazo de Plata vs. Black Warrior, Ephesto, & Misterioso II
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, & Thunder vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia, & Niebla Roja

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AAA

Astro de Plata Seriously Injured
This past weekend young AAA star Astro de Plata suffered a spinal injury, injuring his vertebrae. During a pretty simple Wheel Barrow Bulldog spot Plata immediately looked to be panicking after he hit the mat and seemed to not be able to feel his legs. It’s being said that it will take quite some time for Plata to be able to walk again and likely a lot longer to wrestle again (if ever). A video of the injury can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dTnz-SpbvQ

AAA 02/03 TV Taping Results
1) Billy el Malo, Black Mamba, & Gran Apache def. Argenis, Atomic Boy, & Super Fly
2) Fabi Apache, La Jarochita, & Lolita def. Jennifer Blake, Mari Apache, & Taya Valkyrie
3) Dinastia, Mascarita Sagrada, & Octagoncito II def. Los Mini Vipers (Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, & Mini Psicosis)
4) La Secta Bizarra (Cuervo, Escoria, & Ozz) def. Los Perros del Mal (Daga, Halloween, & Psicosis)
5) Drago, Fenix, & Octagon def. Pentagon Jr., Silver Kain, & Toscano
6) Chessman, Texano Jr., & Parka Negra def. Cibernetico, El Mesias, & La Parka Jr.
* NOTES *
- Super Fly replaced Astro de Plata in the opener due to the injury Plata suffered this weekend. After the match Dorian Roldan & Konnan came out and fired Atomic Boy and then Argenis challenged Texano Jr. to a match. Texano came out and Argenis dropkicked him and then went for a hurricanrana, but Texano blocked it and Powerbombed him leaving him laying in the ring.
- After the 4th match Konnan & Dorian came back out and fired rudo referee Pepe Casas, but then Jaquin Roldan came out and fired both Konnan & Dorian. He then turned to the members of La Sociedad and said they would be fired too unless they removed Konnan & Dorian from the building! The rudos then turned on Konnan & Dorian and dragged them out of the arena! AAA is pushing this as the legit end of La Sociedad finally.
- Silver Kain ended up costing his team the loss in the Semi-Main and then he and Toscano fought after the match.
- Parka Negra pinned Parka Jr. in the Main Event.

AAA 02/18 TV Taping Lineup
1) Argenis & TBA vs. Argos & Ultimo Gladiador
2) AAA Minis Title: Mini Psicosis (c) vs. Dinastia
3) Atomic Boy, Fabi Apache, & Pasion Kristal vs. Black Mamba, Gran Apache, & Mari Apache
4) Drago, Fenix, & Joe Lider vs. Psicosis, Halloween, & Daga
5) AAA Trios Titles: Psycho Circus (Monster Clown, Murder Clown, & Psycho Clown) vs. El Consejo (Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., & Toscano) (c)
6) El Mesias & L.A. Park vs. Chessman & Parka Negra

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INDY & OTHER NEWS

El Santo's Anniversary
This past Tuesday (Feb. 05th) was the 29th Anniversary of the legendary El Santo's death. His son El Hijo del Santo spoke at a ceremony at his father's statue in Mexico, and presented a new gold plague for the statue (it originally had one there but it was stolen).

PWR 01/27 Watsonville, CA Results
1) El Mariachi, La Pantera, & Ultimo Panda def. Fantasma de la Opera, Famous B, & Persian Prince
2) Pequeno Halloween def. La Parkita
3) Hijo de Rey Misterio II def. Bestia 666
4) Mascara Sagrada def. Vaquero Fantasma
5) PWR Tag Team Titles: Border Patrol (Bryan Cage & Derek Sanders) def. KAFU & Dinamita (c) to win the titles!
6) Oliver John def. Damian 666

INDY 02/01 Auditorio de Tijuana REsults
1) Black Zygon & Eternus def. Fire Bird & Misionerio de la Muerte
2) Angelus & Star Dragon def. Kamaleon Negro & Kamaleon Negro Jr.
3) Losers Advance: Mascarita Dorada & Tzuki def. Octagoncito & Venum Black Jr.
4) Losers Advance: Mr. Aguilita & Mr. Maldito def. Fantastico & Mascarita Sagrada
5) Losers Advance: Octagoncito & Venum Black Jr. def. Fantastico & Mascarita Sagrada
6) Mask vs. Mask Match: Mascarita Sagrada def. Fantastico
7) WWO Cruiserweight Title: Bestia 666 def. Hijo de Rey Misterio II to win the vacant title!
8) Ruleta de la Muerte Torneo Semifinals: King Azteca def. Angel Garces
9) Ruleta de la Muerte Torneo Quarterfinals: Lizmark Jr. & Super Muneco def. Fugitivo de Texas & Hijo de Espectro III
10) Ruleta de la Muerte Torneo Quarterfinals: Camaleon de Oro & Damian 666 def. Mr. Kato & TJ Boy
11) Ruleta de la Muerte Semifinals: Mr. Kato & TJ Boy def. Fugitivo de Texas & Hijo de Espectro II
12) Ruleta de la Muerte Finals Mask vs. Mask Match: Fugitivo de Texas lost to Angel Garces & hijo de Espectro II

XMW 02/02 Gimnasio Gloria Results
1) XMW Jr. Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders Torneo Cibernetico: Yoruba def. Obscuro, Fulgore, Corsario Negro, Metaleon, Maiden, El Gausaon, & Legendario
2) Belial, Fly Metalik, Fly Star, & Mr. Leo def. Douki, Eita, Fly Warrior, & Hanaoka
3) XMW Jr. Heavyweight Title Triple Threat: Black Mamba def. Saruman (c) & Herodes Jr. to win the title!
4) Hardcore Fatal 4-Way: Angel o Demonio def. Dolar, Demoledor, & Mascara Jr.
5) Triple Threat: Dance Boy & Impulso def. Aeroboy & Violento Jack and Chile Peuldo & Core
6) Cibernetico: Ricky Marvin def. Tornado, Ares, Treemoto, Astro de Plata, Eita, & Skayde

LMV 02/02 Arena Lopez Mateos Results
1) Kato Kung Lee & Perseus def. Abogado del Diablo & Diva Salvaje
2) La Chispita & Sahori def. La Hiedra & Miss Janeth
3) Fishman Jr. & Fishman def. Sangre Chicana & Sangre Chicana Jr.
4) Cassandro, El Pulpo, Fresero Jr., & Super Muneco def. El Hijo del Diablo, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Shu el Guerrero, Pirata Morgan via DQ
5) Hair vs. Hair Match: Villano III & Villano IV def. Brazo de Platino & Super Brazo
6) Angel Blanco Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario def. Carlito Colon & Shawn Daivari

IWRG 02/03 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Arana de Plata def. Yack def. Galaxy & Sky Angel
2) Mini Cobra, Mini Multifacetico, & Voladorcito def. Oficialito 911, Oficialito AK47, & Oficialito Fierro
3) Dave The Clown, Niko, & Rothen Clown def. Astro Rey Jr., Dinamic Black, & Golden Magic
4) Mask vs. Hair Steel Cage Match: Jhon Crazy lost to Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Dragon Celestial, Eterno, Imposible, Saruman, Serpiente de Oro, Violencia Jr., Boicot, Flehizer, Kiuuby, Mr. Leo, Rey Espacial, Rey Tabu, & Vuelo Espacial

INDY 02/03 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results
1) Angel Espacial, Gitano Jr., & Norteno Jr. def. Destructor, Mercenario, & Solovino
2) Norteno & Titanik def. Atomo & Chico Latino
3) OLX Title Fatal 4-Way: Galactar (c) def. Slayer Boy, Mortifero, & Ciber Payaso to retain the title!
4) Cassandro, Difunto I, & Koko Viper def. Gato Fantasma, Orquidea Negra, & Pimpinela Escarlata
5) Electroshock & Juventud Guerrera def. Carlito Colon & Shawn Daivari

LLQ 02/05 Arena Queretaro Results
1) Brujo Maya & Thor def. Morfeo & Super Gallo
2) Crazy Latino & Fire Fighter def. Neurosis & Rey Toro I
3) Fuego Latino, Principe Otomi, & Ursus def. Maligno I, Perro del Ring, & Zarpa de Tigre Jr.
4) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, & Trauma II def. Drabek I, Drabek II, & Principe via DQ

IWRG 02/07 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Saruman & Serpiente de Oro vs. Imposible & Yack
2) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, & Veneno vs. Danny Casas, Oficial Factor, & Oficial Rayan
3) Carta Brava Jr. vs. Cerebro Negro
4) 5-Way Dance: Eterno vs. Alan Extreme vs. Fulgore vs. Centvrion vs. Canis Lupus
5) Los Piratas (Pirata Morgan Sr., Pirata Morgan Jr., & Hijo de Pirata Morgan) vs. Los Oficiales (Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Oficial Fierro)

CHIKARA 02/09 "All The Agents & Superhuman Creatures" Reading, PA Lineup
1) Los Ice Creams (Ice Cream Jr. & Hijo del Ice Cream) vs. The Batiri (Kodama & Obariyon)
2) Dasher Hatfield vs. Delirious
3) Sugar Dunkerton & Icarus vs. Jigsaw & The Shard
4) Eddie Kingston vs. Green Ant
5) Frightmare vs. Ophidian
6) Fire Ant & assailANT vs. Soldier Ant & deviANT
7) Chuck Taylor vs. Hallowicked
8) 3.0 (Scott Parker & Shane Matthews) & Gran Akuma vs. The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) & Kevin Steen
9) No DQ Match: Mr. Touchdown vs. Archibald Peck

CHIKARA 02/10 "While The Dawn Is Breaking" Easton, PA Lineup
1) Kobald vs. Dasher Hatfield
2) Gran Akuma vs. Jakob Hammermeier
3) Archibald Peck vs. Tim Donst
4) The Colony (Fire Ant & Green Ant) & assailANT vs. Icarus, Chuck Taylor, & Sugar Dunkerton
5) CHIKARA Young Lions Cup: Mr. Touchdown (c) vs. Saturyne
6) Team Frightning (Hallowicked, Frightmare, & Mike Quackenbush) vs. Jigsaw, The Shard, & deviANT
7) Eddie Kingston vs. Kevin Steen
8) CHIKARA Tag Team Titles: The Young Bucks (c) vs. 3.0

IWRG 02/10 Arena Naucalpan Lineup
1) Hijo del Pantear & Seiya vs. Fulgore & Yack
2) Chico Che, Golden Magic, & Suicida vs. Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., & Aleman
3) Canis Lupus, El Angel, & Eterno vs. Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, & Trauma II
4) Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., & Dr. Wagner III vs. El Pantera, Trauma I, & Veneno

INDY 02/10 Unidad Deportiva de Fortin Lineup
1) Manis Jr. & Pequeno Valiente vs. Diabolus & Medieval
2) Dr. Ira, Pandemonio, & Pandemonio Jr. vs. Colombiano, Miserable, & Ricky Ricon
3) Angel del Futuro & Skayderman vs. Arlequin Negro & Diva Salvaje
4) El Oriental, Super Titos, & X-Fly vs. Leon Dorado, Loco Max, & Samoth

UWE 02/10 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Lover Dragon, Niebla Negra, & Terrorista vs. Demon boy, Dragon Sagrado, & Meta Dragon
2) Latigo & Mini Gato Eveready vs. Pequeno Angel & Pequeno Demonio
3) Los Principes del Amor (Angel de la Noche, Angel del Amor, Mr. Flama, & Rey Kristal) vs. La Demencia Dorada (Dragosth, Gargola, Golden, & Juana la Loca)
4) Robin Maravilla, Terry 2000, & Yakuza vs. Los Rayaos Tapatios (Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II, & Rayo Tapatio III)
5) UWE Tag Team Titles Torneo Cibernetico: Aeroboy & Violento Jack vs. Chucho el Roto & Iron Love vs. Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy vs. Daga & Joe Lider

DTU 02/19 "The Reckoning" Arena Aficion Lineup
1) Scramble Match: Keira vs. Slayer vs. Black Fury vs. Kaleth vs. Hardman vs. Hellboy vs. Extreme Boy vs. Chica Ye-Ye vs. Jhonky vs. TBA
2) Fatal 4-Way: Arana de Plata Jr. & Pequeno Cobra vs. Lucky Boy & Nino de Ebano vs. Lanzelot & Rocky Lobo vs. Angel de Misterio & Rey Celestial
3) Nino Hamburguesa & Tacubo vs. Azteca & Dragon Yuki
4) DTU Alto Rendimiento Title Scramble Match: Eita (c) vs. Eterno vs. Tribal vs. Flamita vs. Hormiga
5) DTU Consagrado Title Fatal 4-Way: Joe Lider (c) vs. Black Fire vs. Demente Extreme vs. Fantasma de la Opera
6) Solar I vs. Negro Navarro
7) Triple Threat: Ciclope & Perro Mocho Jr. vs. Aeroboy & Violento Jack vs. Drastik Boy & Pesadilla

PWR 02/23 San Francisco, CA Lineup
1) Grappler III vs. El Pistolero
2) Fantasma de la Opera & El Pantera vs. Willie Mack & El Ultimo Pando
3) PWR Minis Title: Pequeno Halloween vs. Octagoncito (c)
4) PWR Jr. Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders Match: Famous B vs. El Mariachi
5) PWR Womans Title: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Dark Angel
6) The Border Patrol (Bryan Cage & Derek Sanders) & Phoenix Star vs. KAFU, Dinamita, & Blue Demon Jr.

IWL 02/24 Tlalnepantla Lineup
1) Arkanos & Rayo del Futuro vs. Payaso Carrona & Payaso Terror
2) Perico, Quimico Jr., & Ultimo Vampiro vs. Ojo Diabolico, Templario, & Yago
3) Coco Amarillo, Coco Blanco, & Cocolores vs. Flamita, Suicida, & Pantera I
4) Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, & Ovett vs. Felino, Negro Casas, & Mr. Niebla
5) Ricky Marvin, Super Crazy, & Carta Brava Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Mephisto
* NOTES *
- This is the first time IWL has used CMLL guys.

FULL 03/17 Palenque Texcoco Lineup
1) Charly Madrid & Marabunta Jr. vs. Maiden & Rider
2) La Parkita & Mascarita Sagrada vs. Mini Cibernetico & Mini Electroshock
3) Axxel, El Hijo de Anibal, & Huracan Jr. vs. Dr. Cerebro, Espanto Jr., & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
4) Dr. Wagner III, Brazo de Plata, & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Mephisto, Scorpio Jr., & Shocker

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LUCHA SPOTLIGHT
DVD Review: Tales of Masked Men (Documentary)
Review by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com

In October PBS aired special documentary focusing on the wild world of Mexican Lucha Libre directed and produced by filmmaker Carlos Avila. Now, the "Journey Through Lucha Libre" has made its way onto DVD.

Long before Rey Mysterio Jr. or Eddie Guerrero's faces were splashed across millions of American's televisions Lucha Libre was wowing legions of fans south of the border. "Tales of Masked Men" does an amazing job at delving into the history and tradition of the amazing form of wrestling including the culture and probably the biggest part of Lucha Libre, la mascara...the mask. The documentary features clips of literally dozens of some of the biggest stars in Lucha Libre from the independents all the way to the oldest wrestling orginzation in the world CMLL, but it focuses on telling the story of 3 luchadors. Those luchadors are mini estrella (midget wrestler) Mascarita Sagrada and two absolute legends in Lucha: Solar I (who continues to put on amazing matches to this day and trains some of the best young luchadors in Lucha today) and the most famous luchador of them all El Santo.

When not telling the stories of those 3 luchadors it really goes into the history of Lucha Libre from its birth of Lucha Libre in the early 1990's to the Mascara contra Mascara (Mask vs. Mask) bouts and the culture and tradition that many things like the mask itself come from in Mexico. The best thing about this documentary (which other attempts at Lucha documentaries have missed on) is you don't even have to be a fan of Lucha Libre coming into watching it to enjoy it. The documentary does such a fine job of detailing the history of Lucha Libre that even the most clueless person (about lucha) would come out with knowledge of the support and likely respect for it. It also gives you characters in Santo, Sagrada, & Solar to be invested in learning about and hearing their story. This is the first time I've seen a Lucha Libre documentary that actually takes the time to explore not just the luchadors and the masks but the traditions and the complex history of the amazing form of wrestling. If you've ever been interested in or wandered about the world where Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, or Sin Cara came from then this is the documentary to watch, and watch yourself likely become engulfed in Lucha Libre like myself.

The DVD itself comes with both English & Spanish audio (and subtitle) versions of the film and scene selection, but not much more in terms of special features, but the documentary itself (including the story telling and beautiful visuals) thankfully is the draw here.

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