Throughout the 60s, journeyman Benji Ramirez wrestled in a full suit of bandages and a modified wrestling mask as “The Mummy.” The costume sat in a neutral ground between the familiar Egyptian-style mummy and the messy maned ‘Aztec’ momia, serviceable … Continued
70s issues of the Mexico City lucha mag El Halcon featured pull-out 11×17″ posters of current ring stars. They were poorly printed, on super thin low-grade newsprint, and featured photos that were never that good to begin with. However, these … Continued
More examples of the postcard-sized souvenir photos sold outside lucha arenas we featured last month.
But does he stick the landing? Nifty 60s superhero-esque shot of Rayo de Jalisco. I’ve seen this photo mislabeled as the serial hero La Sombra Vengadora, but that predecessor costume only had the lightning bolt down one leg, and featured … Continued
These poorly shot and even more poorly reproduced postcard-like souvenir photos ( = awesome) are sold by blanket vendors outside the Auditorio de Tijuana, where most of these seem to have been shot. I’ve collected a lot of these over … Continued
So remember people, this scheme makes you a hero in the States: But a similar deal in Mexico makes you a vile, despised Puerto Rican invader (as opposed to the actual Invader who allegedly killed Bruiser Brody in Puerto Rico): … Continued
One of the rather neato by-products of being a lucha libre fan in the US is you get to see a lot of 70s and 80s legends making special appearances north of the border. In 2004 I was lucky enough … Continued