The top of this post is a 25-minute documentary on cholitas luchadores, female luchadore wrestlers. While any individual frame may look deadly, if you click through to the videos, you can tell it’s pretty silly WWE-style choreographed wrestling. It’s a hoot.
And even if you don’t appreciate wrestling, I think we can all appreciate those hats.
(and yes, lucha libre is not women’s-only, as the first card indicates – I didn’t make the documentary.)
To the casual channel-flipper, professional wrestling might look like base, unsophisticated brawling. If you stick around and pay attention, you’ll find out that it’s a flamboyant, convoluted opera. Also it makes for some truly excellent GIFs. Here are some wrestling Tumblrs:
It’s wrestling, but get this: no context. If you’re not looking to learn about kayfabe and decade-long feuds but you still want to see the Strong People act goofy, this is the Tumblr for you. Look how happy the good boy is!