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Lucha Libre Wrestling

Lucha Libre is all about high-flying maneuvers and mysterious masked men. Find out more about the wrestling style that inspired the movie, Nacho Libre.

Lucha Libre - Masked Men

Lucha Libre means "freestyle fighting" in Spanish and is a Mexican form of professional wrestling. Lucha libre wrestlers are known more for their high-flying maneuvers and quick sequences of holds than for some of the power slams and suplexes you see in the WWE. The rules of Lucha Libre are similar to American pro wrestling. A match is won when an opponent is pinned to the mat for a three-count or knocked out of the ring for 20 seconds. Lucha Libre wrestlers are also famous for their masks which are colorfully designed with images of animals, gods or ancient heroes. In some Lucha Libra matches, the loser will have to take off his mask to reveal his true identity. Most wrestlers eventually are forced to take off their masks but the longer a Lucha Libre wrestler goes without having his mask taken off, the higher their status.

Lucha Libre - Glossary

Here are a few common terms from the world of Lucha Libre.

  • Luchador - A Lucha Libre wrestler.
  • Rudos - Bad guys or rough wrestlers who don't play by the rules.
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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 8 hours