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Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2017)
« Topic Start: February 08, 2017, 02:22:57 PM »
New bad guy takes the ring in Mexico - as a rabid Trump supporter.     :hysterical:


http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/07/513883586/in-mexico-the-crowd-loves-to-hate-pro-wrestler-who-plays-trump-supporter

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In Mexican lucha libre — professional wrestling known for its masked fighters and cartoonish style — the bad guys rule. They're known simply as rudos.

"Mexican lucha libre is for rudos. We welcome any rudo who wants to come in here and be badder than the others," says Marco Espinosa, a fan, from beneath his souvenir lucha libre mask.

So it made sense for Sam Polinsky, a 27-year-old wrestler from Pittsburgh, to try his luck south of the border. He came to Mexico about nine months ago and branded himself as Sam Adonis, "El Rudo de las Chicas" or the "Ladies' Bad Guy."

When Donald Trump won the presidency after a campaign that regularly scapegoated and insulted the Mexican people, Polinsky saw an opportunity to turn up the heat on his bad-guy character.

"I had a perfect idea: Why not come to the arena with [an American] flag, but I'm gonna take this to a whole other level," he says, unfurling a flag and grinning. "I have a 4-ft. flag with the face of Donald Trump on it."

With this prop, he became the surrogate of Donald Trump in Mexican lucha libre.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2017)
« Reply #1: February 08, 2017, 02:40:24 PM »
New bad guy takes the ring in Mexico - as a rabid Trump supporter.     :hysterical:


http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/07/513883586/in-mexico-the-crowd-loves-to-hate-pro-wrestler-who-plays-trump-supporter

Yup. He isn't the only guy to do it either. A dude named Brian Cage also did it in another Mexican promotion as well. Side note; Polinsky's brother is one of the commentators for Monday Night Raw.

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2017)
« Reply #2: February 08, 2017, 02:45:13 PM »
2017 thread folks. :)

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Re: Pro Wrestling: Then, Now, Forever (2017)
« Reply #3: February 08, 2017, 04:04:07 PM »
http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=33684.0

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