The stage is lined with dancers that perform a choreographed dance when each “luchador” (wrestler) enters the arena. The entrances, similar to that of WWE, are very theatrical and truly set the stage for the fight. There are “good guys” and “bad guys” and fans for both sides. Once the match begins, expect at least 6 people in the ring for each match. The “fighting” is more television acrobatics than actual fighting, but it always makes for good entertainment. If a mask is ripped off during the fight, that’s the ultimate offense!
While it’s obvious that much of the fight is rehearsed, the suspension of disbelief and the energy of the arena make the Lucha Libre experience a must in Mexico City. It’s over the top, it’s entertaining, it’s hilarious at times, and it is an amazing experience in Mexico City.