Súper Luchas

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Súper Luchas is a Spanish-language publication covering lucha libre and other forms of professional wrestling. The publication began as a print magazine[1][2][3] in 1991 and later became the largest lucha libre magazine in the world and remained one of the few professional wrestling magazines to survive to the 2000s but now operates mainly as an online website. The website is the number one Spanish-language professional wrestling website in the world.[4]

Súper Luchas
Super Luchas 411.jpg
Cover to issue 411
CategoriesPro wrestling magazine
FrequencyWeekly
PublisherPAPSA
Year founded1991
CountryMexico
LanguageSpanish
WebsiteSuperluchas.com

HistoryEdit

The magazine began publication in 1991 as was published weekly.[5] By the late 1990s it and the other magazine Box y Lucha were the only two major wrestling magazines left in publication from Mexico. Neither of the two relied on advertisements and survived mainly on money made form circulation.[6] Súper Luchas usually contained less text than Box y Lucha and featured more photographs than interviews or opinion pieces.[6][7][8] The magazine would do photo shoots with wrestlers such as Chris Jericho when they traveled to Mexico.[9] During the late 1990s the magazine has employed both freelance reporters who were paid per page and staff writers who were paid a salary each month.[10] The magazine would sometimes reveal the real faces or masked luchadors.[11][12][1] In 2010 their official site (at the time Superluchas.net) became one of the three first sites to sell Masked Republic lucha masks legally.[13] The magazine became available for US subscribers in 2012.[14]

Súper Luchas has also promoted wrestling events.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sammond, Nicholas (2005). Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling. Duke University Press Books. p. 112. ISBN 978-0822334385.
  2. ^ Möbius, Janis (2004). Und unter der Maske ... das Volk: LUCHA LIBRE - Ein mexikanisches Volksspektakel zwischen Tradition und Moderne (in German). Vervuert, K. p. 235. ISBN 978-3865271600.
  3. ^ Multiple (2010). Luna Córnea 27. Lucha Libre (Second ed.). p. 245. ISSN 0188-8005 – via Issuu.com.
  4. ^ Fernández, Alex (January 2, 2016). "Sebastián Martínez: "Cuanto más wrestling generemos entre todos, mucho mejor."". SoloWrestling (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  5. ^ Grasso, John (6 March 2014). Historical Dictionary of Wrestling. Scarecrow Press. p. 411. ISBN 978-0-8108-7926-3.
  6. ^ a b Levi, Heather (2008). The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity. Duke University Press. p. 179. ISBN 978-0822342328.
  7. ^ Staff (November 22, 2011). "Frame by Frame look at Sin Cara's knee injury at Survivor Series". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018.
  8. ^ Martin, Adam (November 22, 2011). "Super Luchas looks at Sin Cara's injury". WrestleView. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018.
  9. ^ Irvine, Christopher (2007). A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0446580069.
  10. ^ Levi, Heather (2008). The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity. Duke University Press. p. 241. ISBN 978-0822342328.
  11. ^ Meltzer, Dave; 2003 Wrestling Observer Newsletter - page 22
  12. ^ Levi, Heather (2008). The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity. Duke University Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0822342328.
  13. ^ Johnson, Mike (November 27, 2009). "Masked Republic Makes Legal Moves To Fight Bootlegging Of Lucha Libre Masks". Pro Wrestling Insider. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  14. ^ Maska, El (September 2, 2009). "Lucha Libre Magazine in the United States". Maska Lucha. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018.
  15. ^ Nemer, Paul (August 14, 2009). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". Archived from the original on 2018-02-23.

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