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'Gay' Effeminate Kissing Wrestler a Mexican 'Sensation'


Mexican wrestling's "latest sensation" are a group of effeminate male wrestlers called 'Exoticos' who kiss their opponents and "[secure] victory with plenty of mincing and slapping." One wrestler in particular, named Maximo, is getting quite a bit of attention.

The AP reports: "In a hot-pink Mohawk haircut and leotard to match, he pirouettes before taking down his muscle-bound enemies with a swift kick to the groin. Maximo, Mexican professional wrestling's latest sensation, then delivers a crowning blow -- a kiss on the lips of his macho opponent -- to the delight of a roaring crowd. Maximo is one of the 'Exotics,' a group of effeminate fighters in the testosterone-fueled world of Mexico's Lucha Libre, the inspiration for the World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment. Known casually as 'gay' wrestlers, Exotics have been around since the 1970s but are experiencing a wrestling revival. Their characters are strong, yet sensitive good guys overcoming evil, they say. But showing your soft side in the ring isn't as easy as it might look, Maximo says. 'It's kind of hard playing this part, no? Especially because the sport is about being tough, rude and violent,' he said. 'But as long as the public loves us, we'll be there.'" has some video...


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  1. MY GOD!!! THOSE LEGS!!!

    Hell... I'd watch our guys if they'd put on a show other than 'stupid.'

    Posted by: InfiniteDomain | Apr 11, 2008 3:21:43 PM

  2. Any sport where a man can wear spandex certainly gets my attention! Ever since The Rock played gay (in almost all his skits) on SNL, I've had a secret crush on wrestlers. Not into the violence, but the meat on parade... WOOF.

    Posted by: Rad | Apr 11, 2008 3:55:12 PM

  3. I live in Mexico City and have had the pleasure to see Maximo in action several times.
    It is exactly like the artice says. It is amazing in such a macho country and a macho sport he is an icon. The crowd loves him! They cheer for him to kiss the other (hot) wrestler.
    And if you want super hot wrestling, Mistico is the current heartthrob. Yum!

    Posted by: WDDF | Apr 11, 2008 4:32:57 PM

  4. I had to do a double take on the picture on the left. At first glance, the ref's arm in the background looked like something protruding from the crotch of the guy in the red tights.

    Posted by: phredd! | Apr 11, 2008 4:54:38 PM

  5. Is he really gay or just playing gay?

    (Since pro wrestling is for show, I'm assuming the latter.)

    Posted by: Aman Chaudhary | Apr 11, 2008 5:50:44 PM

  6. Gorgeous George Wagner started this sort of thing back in the 40's.

    Posted by: Keith | Apr 11, 2008 8:49:04 PM

  7. I've seen some of these matches - they're hilarious. They also offer a lesson on latin american views on sexuality still prevalent today.

    Posted by: Leonardo | Apr 11, 2008 9:56:40 PM

  8. Maximo & I were married shortly afterwards in a private ceremony in Acapulco.


    Posted by: dj tenn | Apr 14, 2008 12:59:09 PM

  9. In México we love the exóticos wrestlers

    Posted by: mexican | Sep 3, 2012 12:45:08 AM

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