Ring Heritage: An Early History of Mexican Lucha-Libre

An Integral Part of Mexican Culture, Lucha-Libre Has an Interesting History

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The Mexican luchador has become synonymous with Mexican culture
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The Palacio de Buenavista in now the National Museum of San Carlos
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The great Italian strongman Cosimo Molino, better known as Romulus
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Enrique Ugartechea starred in the 1918 film Maciste Turista by director Santiago Sierra
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A woodcut engraving of the Palácio de Cristal which was constructed specially for the 1865 World’s Fair. The Illustrated London News, 18th November, 1865.
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Mitsuyo Maeda, pictured here c.1910, is considered one of the toughest men to have ever lived.
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Actor and bodybuilder Francis X Bushman was one of Hollywoods first sex symbols and star of the 1914 film The Masked Wrestler
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A young Salvador Lutteroth

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