On the face of it, wrestling, where you jump from place to place and throw opponents when hit, may not have much to do with the movement of the Rift. But if we dig deeper, the similarities start to emerge, and it’s not just because Lee Sin’s powerful kick suits the fighters so well.
“There are no limits in Mexican wrestling,” explains Santiago. “Just like in League of Legends, there must always be a winner. That’s why the ‘One and Only’ motto fits wrestling perfectly, because their confrontation represents the struggle and there can only be one after all.”
And that’s not the only similarity. As with the World Cup, wrestlers from the USA, Japan and other Latin American countries face off against Mexican wrestlers in some of the biggest wrestling matches.
In League of Legends, rivalries take place inside and outside the Rift, and every game writes a new page in that history. From first blood to the emergence of dragons, from dances on the Baron to decisive teamfights.
“Wrestling has a history,” says Mariano. “I’m going to give it a beating and someone will give it to me. It’s like a dance, it’s very theatrical and has its own narrative. And everything turns into that incredible movement that one of the fighters flies, and it makes you want to fly with it.”
Even the wrestling format is reminiscent of how fans enjoy League of Legends during the opening phase at the Artz Pedregal stadium. On wrestling night, a series of matches between five and ten are played each night, as in other combat sports leagues such as boxing or the UFC. In the early days of the World Cup, eight games were played per day, and new teams appeared on the scene, each with its own story.
But the biggest similarity is in the show.
“When we have one of our championships, like the World Cup, we want it to be a total show,” explains Santiago. “There’s no doubt this happens in other sports as well, but the way we use screens and lights, the way we start games in League of Legends, is very similar to the theatricality and spectacle that happens in wrestling.”
But there is a big difference. Like the players, the Rebels love to talk about how the Worlds will evolve, but no one really knows which team will win the Summoner’s Cup on November 5 at Chase Center. While there are many improvisational aspects among the fighters in the ring, each season follows a script and has a predetermined outcome. However, that doesn’t make the experience any less enjoyable, as millions of wrestling fans fill the stadiums, watch the matches on TV, and celebrate the victories of their favorite wrestlers.
wrestling history in mexico
this First recorded wrestler from Mexico In 1863, it was Enrique Ugartechea who developed the sport, based on the classical Greco-Roman war, during the French invasion of Mexico. The sport started to become popular in 1900, but it didn’t take off until Salvador Lutteroth founded the Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre in 1933.
Wrestling became very popular when television came into play. Soon his first superstar will be born: El Santo. Born in Hidalgo (Mexico), Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta always knew he was a great fighter. He debuted as El Santo in 1942 and won a group fight against eight men in Mexico City. With his characteristic silver mask, El Santo became the most popular wrestler in all of Mexico.
In the 1950s, Santo brought his silver mask to the big screen. He first appeared in Cerebro del Mal and has appeared in more than 50 films. in entertainment world’s most famous independent figure 20th century Latin American culture
“El Santo is the perfect display of wrestling,” says Mariano. “Not only because of his silver mask and body, but also because of the way he moves. He was so famous that he made movies and even popularized the full-dress mask with high-quality materials and shiny elements. That’s what we tried to do. We tried to do the same phenomenon with the World Cup mask. repeat, because these masks represent elegance and the World Cup is an elegant event. Also, El Santo played a pivotal role in combining sophistication with wrestling.”
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