Lucha Libre finally made its way into Mercado on Fifth and it was an outstanding success.

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Latin Thunder headline the wrestling card that also featured Corn Boii “Elote”. The crowd loved the show and lined-up for pictures and autographs from these two Latino wrestlers based out of Iowa.

Latin Thunder is Iowa’s own Lucha Libre Superstar. Growing up in Muscatine Iowa to parents of Mexican descent Latin Thunder knew about the world of Lucha Libre from his father Jorge. His dad told him stories of reading comics of El Santo as a child and watching lucha libre in Piedras Negras.

“The masked luchador is a superhero really, that’s how kids look at us. And it’s been great to see so many kids who aren’t even Hispanic love the character. I’m very proud to be bringing something from Mexican culture to Iowa and people of all nationalities are enjoying it!” Latin Thunder said. 

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This event was sponsored by Ascentra Credit Union. 

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Photos by Antonio Varela of AJV Originals for Hola America

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