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08.26.14 Marina Galperina

There’s an incredible profile of famed luchador Saúl “Cassandro” Armendáriz in the September New Yorker by William Finnegan, with photographs by Katie Orlinsky. The forty-four year old exótico wrestles in drag, a tradition hails back to the ’40s. “It was Baby Sharon who encouraged me to step out of Mister Romano,” Armendáriz said. Baby Sharon was an exótico—a luchador who wrestles in drag. Exóticos […]

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05.22.14 Andy Cush

A wrestling club near the Brooklyn waterfront will host what it claims is NYC’s first-ever all-women’s professional wrestling event Saturday, May 24. The indie event, dubbed Valkyrie, goes down at Ludus Wrestling Club at 133 29th Street near the Sunset Park-Gowanus border. “We are looking to showcase some of the best female wrestlers out there […]

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02.27.13 Samer Kalaf

New York will be joining Texas, Hawaii, Washington and California when the Public School Athletic League establishes a wrestling league entirely for girls, beginning in March and ending with a tournament in May. The plan is to have 16 teams for around 300 girls, spanning from all five boroughs. There will be 12 weight classes. […]

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