There are several ways of going to a mexican wrestling show, but not one beats getting there on top of a double decker bus enjoying the incredible panoramic views of Mexico City with a retractable roof (ready to close according to the weather). On our way there we will pass by “Monumento a la Revolucion”, “Alameda Central”, “Glorieta de Colón”, and “Parroquia de la Sta. Veracruz”. The ride will finish at “Arena Mexico” where you will not only get a free mask and a shot of tequila, but you will also you live first person and understand the culture of the wrestling art, explained by the guide.
Mexican wrestling began in 1840, one hundred years before it became an official sport. The first wrestling’s took place in public squares, theaters, bull rings, or any small “box ring” where fight demonstrations take place.
At the beginning of the 20th century, most of the wrestling promotor´s were foreigners, for example the Italian Giovanni Resselech, who organized two wrestling seasons in 1910, another example is the Belgian Constant le Marin, who first made a presentation including a Mexican vs a Romanian wrestler in 1921. With this background and the increasing popularity of this activity, the first wrestling function was made on the “Arena Mexico” in September 21st of 1933, on the previously called “Arena Modelo”