Photo by Caroline Kim
Recently, I went to a lackluster Sunday afternoon of lucha libre at the Arena Coliseo. The wrestlers, however acrobatic, only seemed to be going through the motions. Indeed, more energy was expended between fights by these two guys, who claimed to be students from the Autonomous National University, and who certainly knew the "Goya" cheer chanted by fans of the Pumas, the UNAM football team. After the luchas, I ran into them on the street. They claimed to have been at a baseball game before the wrestling matches, and were on their way to look for a cantina from which to see a football game on TV. Here, the three of us practice cheering.