Lucha libre to help

By Carlos G. Olivares


Mexican-style wresting goes back to 1863, during the French intervention in Mexico. Around 1950 (golden era of Mexican lucha libre), popular figures appeared that today are considered legends, like El Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras, Huracán Ramírez, El Cavernario Galindo and el Rayo de Jalisco. Due to the spectacular flights in and out of the ring, movements that required skill and choreographed acrobatics, this sport is considered the second most popular in Mexico, after soccer.

Lucha libre
To benefit Club Rotarios de San Miguel’s programs
Sat, May 17, 7pm
Plaza Real del Conde
250/150/60/35 pesos
More info 415-1010173

In recent history, the character Tinieblas was created on 1966; and in 1971, he made his appearance as a professional wrestler. Since the beginning of his career, Tinieblas was called the “giant wise man,” as he preached in his publications to take care of nature, keep family values and show respect to women, children and the elders. In 1990 his son, Tinieblas Jr., made his appearance as professional wrestler. Since then he has maintained the Tinieblas Dynasty, promoting this sport not only as a show, but also as part of Mexican culture. Tinieblas Jr., with Alushe (his sidekick), defends good against evil, fights against injustice and protects the environment.

The Rotary Clubs of San Miguel are honored to bring this popular event, with the abovementioned figures, for the enjoyment of the whole family in San Miguel. This fundraising event is to fund several programs that the club sponsors to help our community.

The event will be on May 17 at Plaza Real del Conde at Boulevard de la Conspiración. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are general child: 35 pesos, general adult: 60 pesos; preferred 150, ringside: 250. Tickets are on sale at different location in San Miguel, or they can be purchased at the event. For more information, please contact Carlos Olivares at 415-101-0173.


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