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Lucha Libre Total Hits Off in Cicero

Mexican wrestler Mosco-X Fly pins Huracan Ramirez Jr. as the referee awaits a tap out from Ramirez. (Heriberto Quiroz)

Last month, just outside of Little Village and Lawndale, the Cicero Stadium held a spectacular Lucha Libre Total celebration. The event featured the performance of iconic Mexican wrestlers El Hijo Del Santo, Discovery, Yakuza, and Dr. Cerebro, as well as former WWE wrestler Super Crazy. But in the main and final attraction of the night, attendees young and old only cared to catch a glimpse of legendary WWE champion Rey Mysterio. With its high-flying and dangerous stunts, Lucha Libre Total embraced the Mexican free-fighting tradition.

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Heriberto Quiroz

Heriberto Quiroz

Super Crazy pins Rey Mysterio against the steel pole, leaving him in agonizing pain.

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Heriberto Quiroz

Heriberto Quiroz

Rey Mysterio and Hijo Del Santo ram a steel chair into the stomach of Super Crazy.

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Heriberto Quiroz

Heriberto Quiroz

Hijo Del Santo grabs an angry referee, upset over an illegal move by Yakuza and Super Crazy against Rey Mysterio.

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Heriberto Quiroz

Heriberto Quiroz

Rey Mysterio enters the ring wearing his signature clothing, and greets young fans along the side of the ring. He told fans he would like to return to perform in Chicago again soon.

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