Colorful ornate masks, unbelievable acrobatic stunts, feuds of epic proportions – if you had a chance to see these attributes of ‘lucha libre’ – the Mexican version of free wrestling – in the ring, you know what it means to wrestle Mexican style. High-flying and quick-paced moves of Mexican luchadores made a profound influence on modern-day American and Japanese pro-wrestlers. Without these impressive actions, the world of WWE would definitely be less exciting, less dynamic, less entertaining.
Let’s get to know five persons who embody the wild Mexican tradition. Their athleticism and daredevil skills brought tons of attention to lucha libre. They were revolutionaries who transformed pro-wrestling into something never seen by international audiences. Their legendary rivalries add a flair of drama to the sport. Considering how these mysterious masked men managed to change the public perception of wrestling as a show, they certainly deserve your undivided attention.