‘Gay’ Effeminate Kissing Wrestler a Mexican ‘Sensation’

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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.'”

News.com.au has some video

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Comments

  1. Rad says

    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.

  2. WDDF says

    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!

  3. phredd! says

    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.

  4. Leonardo says

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

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