Unmasking lucha libre

Behind the colorful masks and dramatic smackdowns of lucha libre is a sport steeped in tradition. ‘La Lucha’ follows two popular Luchadores who share how the sport has built their confidence and shaped who they are.

Modern portrayals of luchadors and wrestling such as the WWE and “Nacho Libre” starring Jack Black have given the impression that lucha libre is nothing more than entertainment. For Zokre and Taya Valkyrie, two popular luchadores, the Mexican sport has given them confidence and will to fight on in life.