Lucha Libre fighters wear colourful outfits with masks and costumes, and perform acrobatic stunts during their matches. The fighters are traditionally divided into two categories, “rudos” and “tecnicos”. Rudos, or “tough guys,” are known for freestyle wrestling moves that break traditional wrestling rules and are often acrobatic and spectacular whereas Tecnicos, or “technicians,” are known to adopt a more formal wrestling style similar to Greco-Roman wrestling.

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Lucha Libre wrestling legends stand before giving a conference during the monthly Wrestling Mask Expo in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Toys are displayed during the monthly Lucha Libre Wrestling Mask Expo in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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A Lucha Libre wrestler rests as spectators watch a wrestling match during the monthly Wrestling Mask Expo in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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A photo of Mexican lucha libre wrestler Estrella Dorada hangs on a wall behind her husband at her house on the outskirts of Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Catrina poses with fellow wrestlers La Llorona and Astrid at a gymnasium in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Catrina poses with fellow wrestler La Llorona at a gymnasium in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Lady Sensacion sits with her husband, wrestler Ocatgoncito, at their home in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Selva Salvaje poses for a photo at a gymnasium in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestlers prepare for a fight at a gymnasium in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Catrina fights with wrestler La Llorona during a street match in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler La Llorona greets the crowd during a street match in Mexico City. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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A person walks past a giant figure of famous Lucha Libre wrestler El Santo in Mazatlan. © STRINGER Mexico / Reuters/REUTERS

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Fans cheer for Mexico during the team's men's preliminary round basketball game against Argentina at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. © Lucy Nicholson / Reuters/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr. Maldad warms up ringside during the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr. Maldad leaps in midair during the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr. Maldad leaps in midair while fighting against a member of The Crazy Chickens during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestlers Dr. Maldad and a member of The Crazy Chickens fight during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestlers Dr. Maldad and a member of The Crazy Chickens fight during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr Maldad warms up backstage before the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles, California. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr Maldad warms up backstage before the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles, California. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestlers The Crazy Chickens prepare backstage before the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles, California. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr Maldad waits backstage before the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles, California. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr. Maldad leaps in midair while fighting against a member of The Crazy Chickens during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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A lucha libre wrestler of The Crazy Chickens leaps in midair while fighting against Dr. Maldad during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Matt Classic arrives for his fight during the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestlers Matt Classic and teammate Mini Matt Classic taunt Cholitito during their fight during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestlers Matt Classic and Cholitito fight during the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Cassandro leaps in midair during his fight at the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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The boots of lucha libre wrestler Cassandro are pictured as he waits ringside during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Lil Cholo leaps off the ring during his fight with Matt Classic during the Lucha VaVOOM show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, California. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Cholitito leaps onto Mini Matt Classic during their fight at the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Lucha libre wrestler Cassandro waves at the audience during the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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A Lucha libre wrestler leaps into the audience during the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan theatre in Los Angeles. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS