Art Seen: Behind the masks of Seattle's Lucha Libre wrestlers

The wrestlers of Lucha Libre Volcánica inspire audiences with high-flying athletics and mythical storytelling.

Dragón Quetzal and Halcon Negro greet each other with locked arms in their Lucha Libre battle. 

High flying drama and masked fighters fighting for good or evil. ​Lucha Libre, a traditional form of wrestling from Mexico, is an athletic and theatrical feat, steeped in tradition and mythos. Go behind the scenes with the wrestlers of Seattle-based Lucha Libre Volcánica, led by owner and head coach José Luis Gómez, as they embody their masked personas to become real-life superheroes.

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About the Authors & Contributors

Matt M. McKnight

Matt M. McKnight

Matt McKnight is formerly a visual journalist at Crosscut, where he covered a variety of political, social and environmental issues around the Pacific Northwest.

Lindsay McLean

Lindsay McLean

Lindsay McLean is a former video editor at Crosscut and KCTS 9.