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Juliza meets with colleagues at her home. (Photo by Diana Bagnoli/The Washington Post)

Lucha libre is Mexico’s version of what in the United States refer to as pro wrestling. Its dates to 1863, when a Mexican wrestler named Enrique Ugartechea developed a form of “freestyle” wrestling that was based on Greco-Roman wrestling. Lucha libre began to soar in popularity in Mexico after two Italian businessmen started promoting fights in the early 1900s. It has since become popular around the globe. Here: Juliza meets with colleagues at her home. (Photo by Diana Bagnoli/The Washington Post)
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15 Jun 2018 00:05:00
Bam Bam makes a fan feel his sweaty chest at Johnson' s Station in Picayune, Ms., on February 11, 2018. (Photo by Emily Kask/AFP Photo)

Bam Bam makes a fan feel his sweaty chest at Johnson' s Station in Picayune, Ms., on February 11, 2018. The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full scale, WWE type event sporting an entire cast under five feet tall. Founded in 2000, the MWF is the longest running organization within the Little Person wrestling industry according to its manager. (Photo by Emily Kask/AFP Photo)
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17 Mar 2018 00:01:00
In this November 20, 2017 photo, Indian kushti wrestlers fight in the ring, during their daily training at an akhada, a kind of wrestling hostel at Sabzi Mandi, in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)

In this November 20, 2017 photo, Indian kushti wrestlers fight in the ring, during their daily training at an akhada, a kind of wrestling hostel at Sabzi Mandi, in New Delhi, India. Like many traditions in rapidly modernizing India, kushti wrestling faces the threat of being left behind. But for many poor families, the ancient sport provides a glimmer of hope. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)
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13 Dec 2017 07:35:00
Wrestlers perform at an all female wrestling event in London. England on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)

Wrestlers perform at an all female wrestling event in London. England on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)
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18 Aug 2017 08:50:00
Sumo wrestler Kaiho eats a “chanko” meal in Nagoya, Japan on July 18, 2017. After ending practice at 10:30 a.m., the wrestlers mingle with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos before the first of their two daily meals. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)

Sumo wrestler Kaiho eats a “chanko” meal in Nagoya, Japan on July 18, 2017. After ending practice at 10:30 a.m., the wrestlers mingle with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos before the first of their two daily meals. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)
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20 Jul 2017 07:49:00
Professional wrestler “p*ssy Willow” overpowers client Wilfred during their BDSM wrestling session at The Submission Room session wrestling and BDSM gym in Seven Sisters, on December 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Susannah Ireland/Barcroft Images)

Professional wrestler “p*ssy Willow” overpowers client Wilfred during their BDSM wrestling session at The Submission Room session wrestling and BDSM gym in Seven Sisters, on December 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Susannah Ireland/Barcroft Images)
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07 Jan 2017 13:45:00
Wrestler known as Gio Malkriado (top) fights with a fluorescent tube with wrestler Ciclope during an extreme wrestling fight at a temporary wrestling ring inside a car wash in Tulancingo Hidalgo, Mexico October 8, 2016. When the time comes for the so-called Extreme Star Fight, six wrestlers climb into the ring. Once the fighting begins, anything goes. They bash each other with chairs and long neon lights, causing small explosions and scattering tiny pieces of glass everywhere. The fighters, about half of whom wear masks, even use plastic knives and forks to hurt their opponents. Quickly, blood begins to stain the faces of the combatants and the crowd goes wild, shouting even louder. The screaming and yelling goes on for some time as fans swear at the fighters who ignore them. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Wrestler known as Gio Malkriado (top) fights with a fluorescent tube with wrestler Ciclope during an extreme wrestling fight at a temporary wrestling ring inside a car wash in Tulancingo Hidalgo, Mexico October 8, 2016. When the time comes for the so-called Extreme Star Fight, six wrestlers climb into the ring. Once the fighting begins, anything goes. They bash each other with chairs and long neon lights, causing small explosions and scattering tiny pieces of glass everywhere. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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20 Nov 2016 11:13:00
A Mongolian wrestler adjusts her hair before a match during the 2016 World Sumo Championship on July 30, 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)

A Mongolian wrestler adjusts her hair before a match during the 2016 World Sumo Championship on July 30, 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
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05 Aug 2016 13:11:00