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Pro wrestling luchadores take the fight to COVID in Mexico City’s Central de Abastos

Mexico’s famous luchadores are taking a stand against COVID-19, touring Latin America’s largest wholesale food market to promote mask wearing






A year into the pandemic, Mexico’s wrestling scene - an important part of the country’s national culture and heritage - has remained closed to fans thanks to the impact of Covid-19. With the pandemic continuing to have a significant impact in the country, a group of Lucha Libre wrestlers have taken a stand, taking a trip to Latin America’s largest market to encourage people to wear a mask.

Part of a scheme by the Instituto de la Juventud de la Ciudad de México (Institute of Youth/INJUVE), the campaign is part of a public movement with lucha libre wrestlers to promote the wearing of face masks across Mexico.

Among the wrestlers in the group were popular CMLL wrestler Bandido, as well as luchadores Espectrito, Sussy Love, Gravity and Ciclón Ramírez Jr.

The wrestlers toured the Central de Abastos Market - a hotspot for Covid cases - and “applied the techniques of their profession” in order to spread the message of mask wearing and COVID hygiene.

“People still don’t believe in this virus despite there being so many deaths, so many situations that have happened in the world, but I believe we feel committed with society,” said Ciclón Ramírez Jr, who competes in Mexico’s independent wrestling circuit.

“People look up at us, they are drawn to our masks and I think it helps to make them slightly more responsible. We can be an image and help society to continue becoming aware that this virus is still very strong, we still have to work hard so that this ends. It takes a long time and I think that we, as wrestlers and as public figures, have to help.”


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Pro wrestling luchadores take the fight to COVID in Mexico City’s Central de Abastos

Mexico’s famous luchadores are taking a stand against COVID-19, touring Latin America’s largest wholesale food market to promote mask wearing





A year into the pandemic, Mexico’s wrestling scene - an important part of the country’s national culture and heritage - has remained closed to fans thanks to the impact of Covid-19. With the pandemic continuing to have a significant impact in the country, a group of Lucha Libre wrestlers have taken a stand, taking a trip to Latin America’s largest market to encourage people to wear a mask.

Part of a scheme by the Instituto de la Juventud de la Ciudad de México (Institute of Youth/INJUVE), the campaign is part of a public movement with lucha libre wrestlers to promote the wearing of face masks across Mexico.

Among the wrestlers in the group were popular CMLL wrestler Bandido, as well as luchadores Espectrito, Sussy Love, Gravity and Ciclón Ramírez Jr.

The wrestlers toured the Central de Abastos Market - a hotspot for Covid cases - and “applied the techniques of their profession” in order to spread the message of mask wearing and COVID hygiene.

“People still don’t believe in this virus despite there being so many deaths, so many situations that have happened in the world, but I believe we feel committed with society,” said Ciclón Ramírez Jr, who competes in Mexico’s independent wrestling circuit.

“People look up at us, they are drawn to our masks and I think it helps to make them slightly more responsible. We can be an image and help society to continue becoming aware that this virus is still very strong, we still have to work hard so that this ends. It takes a long time and I think that we, as wrestlers and as public figures, have to help.”


 



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