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One last match: Lucha libre at the borderland

Despite it being an old sport, lucha libre still remains a significant sport and form of entertainment for the borderland area. Renowned wrestlers from Mexico have gained popularity throughout the American continent, and their stunts have reached the media, through books, movies, and tv shows. Whether it be a way of documenting their lives or creating fictional worlds, such as the case of El Santo and Blue Demon, these wrestlers have been given the space to share their talents and journey. In this journey, the audience is able to understand where the passion for lucha libre comes from.  

Fortunately for wrestlers in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, the essence and sense of community in the lucha libre world is overwhelming, giving them the courage and support to go out of the area and share their stories. The young wrestler, Persephone, formerly known as Black Widow, is now living in Mexico City, and despite her success in the sport, she still recalls her origins and the love her community gives her, allowing her to continue pursuing her dreams.  

Maria L. Guerrero Duran is a guest contributor and may be reached at [email protected]; @bymariaguerrero on Instagram

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Maria L. Guerrero Duran
Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web/Copy Editor
Maria L. Guerrero Duran is the web editor and copy editor for The Prospector. She is a senior, majoring in English and American literature with a minor in translation at the University of Texas at El Paso. She plans on joining the book publishing field and is interested in becoming an editor and a translator.
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One last match: Lucha libre at the borderland