I N D E X
aaa/papsa, 24, 25, 63, 80, 87, 90, 119,
123, 178, 179, 201–5, 222, 241n1,
246nn40–41, 247n45
acrobatics, 16, 63, 91, 192, 211
Agrupacion Nacional de Luchadores
Retirados (arll), 53, 221
Aguilar, Irma, 59–60, 221
Aguilera, Virginia (Doña Vicky), 171
Ahumado, Francisco, 22
Alanis, Juan, 25, 163, 203, 207, 221, 227n4
Albazan, 2–4
albures, 145, 237n7
amateur wrestling, 6, 34, 35
Apolo Dantes, 59, 81, 84, 98, 244n20
Arau, Sergio, 105, 194
Arena Coliseo, 24, 98, 120, 124, 200,
225, 226, 245n25
Arena Mexico, 22, 24, 61, 87, 124, 180,
200, 240n22, 247n46
Association of Luchadores, Referees
and Retirees (alrr), 25, 200, 227n4
Astro Rey Jr., 77, 98
audience: age of, 167; decline in atten-
dance at live matches, 208, 210, 214,
215; gendered aspects of, 166;
response to exoticos, 156, 159;
response to luchadoras, 166; role of,
170–71; and social class, 180–83,
190, 204–5, 212, 213
authenticity, 177, 194, 198, 205, 213, 219
Azcarraga, Emilio, 180, 183, 241n2
Babe Richard, 93
baptism, 37–38, 41
Barradas Osorio, Rafael, 16, 24, 91, 163,
184, 185, 234n35, 240n23, 242n7
Barthes, Roland, 6, 14, 17
batalla campal, 28, 98
Bestia Salvaje, 99, 100
Black Shadow (Alejandro Cruz), 63, 99,
100, 236n19
Black Warrior, 99, 100, 238n8
blood, 28, 44, 204–5, 211
Blue Demon, 73, 103, 112, 188, 211,
221, 236n19
bodies and embodiment, 31, 52, 145,
209–10; cultivation of, 13; and hab-
itus, 32, 61, 229n3; mechanics of
wrestling and, 36, 39; race, 53; as
sign of being a wrestler, 146
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