Masks keep identities secret at “fight night” in Mexico

Americas Now

In Mexico, going to “fight night” is almost as popular as attending a football game. The spectator sport is called Lucha Libre and features wrestling – Mexican-style.

The big difference in this version of wrestling is that the players all wear masks to conceal their identities. At the end of the match the loser must remove his mask before the crowd.

In Mexico City, a 19-year-old student turns into “Tezca” once he puts on his mask and enters the ring. His dream is to become Mexico’s next masked superhero.

Tezca is our Urban Voice.

Tezca’s goal is to make it to Arena Mexico within the next five years. The arena is known as “the cathedral of Lucha Libre.”