Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)

Channeling El Santo.
Channeling El Santo.

It was back in 1942 that a mysterious, silver-masked Luchador known only as El Santo appeared on the scene in Mexico City as an unknown contestant in an eight-man battle royale. He won that fight, but what was more important was that he would change wrestling forever -- an influence that would span the globe from the U.S. all the way to Japan -- with his high-flying acrobatics, and Mexico's famous Lucha Libre especially with his iconic mask. El Santo is gone now, buried in that mask, his true identity forever concealed, but his legacy lives on. Or at least it did over the weekend at El Diablo's first anniversary party; we sent photographer Brandon Marshall to check it out.

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Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)
Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)
Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)

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Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)

 

Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)

See the full slide-show!

Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)
Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)
Viva la Lucha! Mexican Wrestling takes over El Diablo (Photos)

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