Jeebus, Telegraph subs, think it through….

He is less than three feet tall, but he packs muscles, power and swagger in a little frame. Microman is the smallest star in Mexican professional wrestling.

Mexico’s “lucha libre,” a wildly popular mix of sport and entertainment, long featured small figures and dwarves in a deeply demeaning role: they were “mascotas” – a word that can mean both “mascot” and “pet” – for full-size wrestlers.

But a new generation of little people are now rising lucha libre stars in their own right, and dream of one day headlining the main events on their fight cards.

Microman wowed a skeptical crowd at one recent bout in Mexico City, where he and two co-stars, El Gallito and Guapito, took on another team of small-sized wrestlers.

He and his fellow “Micro Stars” were met with a smattering of jeers when they got in the ring.

But Microman silenced them when he climbed onto the top rope – more than three times his height – to execute a high-flying leap straight into the neck of his also small, but larger, rival.

Not really. He’s 3 ft. Three times his height is 9 foot. The top rope around a professional wrestling ring is 9 foot is it?

3 thoughts on “Jeebus, Telegraph subs, think it through….”

  1. I don’t follow professional wrestling but those who deride it are wrong. They just don’t get it.

    “it’s fake”

    So what? Romeo & Juliet is fake. Those actors aren’t really 16th century lovers from Verona. They don’t really die. Nor is Bruce Willis in any real danger wen he films Die Hard.

    It’s a show. That’s what WWE is. A show. And a spectacular one if you like that sort of thing and performed at some risk by some athletic and in some cases amazing physical specimens.

    And so to dwarves. Or midgets, or whatever. If it was a midget on a trapeze or high wire no-one would try to stop them. If a midget was dressed as a clown in a circus, people would laugh along and if it were a midget doing mime Guardian readers would gush excitedly at how clever the midget was for getting trapped in a glass box or walking into a high wind.

    So if people want to watch dwarf wresting and dwarves want to wrestle, good luck to them all and hand-wringing lefties can fuck off about midget exploitation.

    And I speak from experience having toured one summer with a circus, billed as “The World’s Tallest Midget”.

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