Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre
6:26 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Mexican Style Wrestlers Want To Escape Regulatory Choke Hold

Announcer Jake Stratton (on left) and luchador Josh Black (on right) think the regulations on theatrical wrestling need to change.
Credit Taylor Winkel

Lucha Libre wrestling has a huge following in Mexico. In fact, it’s second only to soccer. And its popularity is rising here in the Northwest. But Lucha Libre wrestlers say complex regulations make it difficult and expensive to perform in Washington. Tuesday in Olympia, lawmakers heard testimony urging the state Department of Licensing to change that.

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