Lucha Libre at Arena México
The neighborhood is a bit down on its heels, the venue is nothing special to look at, and the crowd can get raucous and rowdy, but none of that should be a deterrent to attending a lucha libre match. A sport that's wholly unique to Mexico, lucha libre takes to new heights the showmanship characteristic of WWF wrestling in the U.S. Wrestlers are masked and in dramatic costumes, typically brought to the ring by scantily clad women. Conflicts are recurrent, whipping the crowd into a fevered frenzy. Vendors circulate in the stands with gigantic beers, Micheladas (a beer-based cocktail), and snacks. In the crowd you're as likely to spot businesspeople still dressed in their 9-to-5 suits as families, groups of friends, and diehard fans who wouldn't miss a match. It's a memorable experience.