Kw-logo-smaller

Lucha Libre Wrestling

Photo of Lucha Libre wrestling from the movie, Nacho Libre.
Courtesy of Paramount
Picture of a Lucha Libre wrestling match in the movie, Nacho Libre.
Courtesy of Paramount

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.
    >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1151441065437

    Do You Watch Pro Wrestling? Vote!

    • All the time - it's my favorite sport.
    • Never - it's super lame.
    • Once in a while, if there's nothing else on.
    • No - but I love Luche Libre.

    related stories

    Micro_a mic
    Now that women's wrestling is an event at the Olympics, more girls are starting to get into the s...
    Jack Black stars in the new movie Nacho Libre, which was written and directed by Napoleon Dynamit...
    Arm wrestling is a sport that's all about brute strength, good leverage and quick instincts. Find...
    Wrestling is a great way to get a cardio workout, strengthen your muscles and improve your balanc...

    Sports in the forums

    MissAttitude_14
    Seattle Seahawks
    reply about 2 hours
    MissAttitude_14
    Seahawks
    reply about 2 hours
    u_nique116
    The broncos and the giants you just got to love the manning brothers. 
    reply about 9 hours
    weatherboy12
    the seahawks #the12thman
    reply about 10 hours
    -Gwen42--
    -Gwen42-- posted in Dance:
    Harlem Shake :D
    reply about 11 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...