(Spanish for "free fight") is a term
used in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking
areas to refer to all forms of professional
wrestling. Outside of these areas, the term
is synonymous with the professional
in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Mexican wrestling is characterized by rapid sequences of holds and moves, as well
as spectacular high-flying
of which have been adopted in the United States, and colorful masks. Lucha libre
performers are known as luchadores (singular luchador).