Believe it or don’t, I was once a big fan of wrestling. Larry used to take me to Chicago’s International Amphitheater to study the squared-circle wizardry of such giants as Bruiser & Crusher, Bob Brazil, the Fabulous Moolah, Mad Dog Vachon, and countless other wrestling luminaries.
Perhaps that’s why I had so much fun watching Lucha Mexico, a new documentary on the pop culture phenomenon known worldwide as Lucha Libre opening Friday at the Digital Gym.
The sport became a permanent part of my past soon after Cyndi Lauper’s “Rock ’n’ Roll Connection” and the ingenious tag team pairing of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T ceased to be. None of the current crop of contenders profiled in Lucha Mexico were even remotely familiar, but for those who still enjoy their wrasslin’, the Digital Gym has a treat for you.
Luchador Damián 666 will put in a personal appearance on opening night, Friday, July 15, for the 7 p.m. show. Here’s a chance to get your picture taken with one of the scariest looking dudes you’ll find this side of a Trump rally.