10 Outrageous Mexican Wrestling Films You Need To See

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Masked heroes were popular in the 1930s, the decade that saw the introduction of The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet and Batman. In Mexico, crowds flocked to see masked combatants wrestle each other into submission, with each luchador giving such a theatrical performance that audiences knew who was the tecnico (good guy) and who was the rudo (villain).

Most famous of all was El Santo, whose popularity inspired a comic book and, years later, a film series. Rodolfo Guzman Huerta, who...

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