Tag: wrestling

Superargo! Help Me!

The Mexico of lucha libre films is just about as close to my version of the Promised Land as you can get. I’d gladly turn in our world of turmoil for a world where the biggest news comes when pro wrestlers have to thwart the diabolical scheme of […]

Sachin Hingoo: Best of 2016

Friend of the Gutter and TIFF Midnight Madness Blogger Sachin Hingoo writes about the state of wrestling for his “Best of 2016” list at Popshifter. “Fuck everything, right? I remarked to a friend, soon after the reality of 2016’s crushing blows to decency started to set in, that […]

“The Man Without A Mask”

The New Yorker has a profile of Saúl Armendáriz, the luchador Cassandro, and his fellow exóticos of lucha libre. “Exóticos have been around since the nineteen-forties. At first, they were dandies, a subset of rudos with capes and valets. They struck glamour-boy poses and threw flowers to the […]