Faster, more dexterous and more reliant on aerial stunts than their American cousins, Mexico’s wrestlers would create a spectacle even without the culture that has grown up around them.
In lucha libre (free fighting) most competitors don masks and adopt fake identities: some are técnicos (the skilful good guys), others rudos (the bullyboys and cheats).
Wrestling is a hand-to-hand combat system and a set of combat sports involving grappling-type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into martial arts, combat sports and military systems. The sport can either be genuinely competitive or sportive entertainment
Wrestling comes in different forms such as freestyle, Greco-Roman, judo, sambo, folkstyle, catch, submission, sumo, pehlwani, shuai jiao and others. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (sometimes more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. Wikipedia