The urban intervention Lucha Libre was held in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico, on October 8 2005, within the frame of XXXIV Encuentro de la Escuela Internacional de Teatro de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. 17 performers wearing Mexican wrestler masks lingered around the city center in everyday situations (running errands, walking around, visiting museums, begging, attending mass, cleaning windshields at traffic lights, having coffee, taking public transport , soliciting, etc.).
Wearing wrestling masks was the only unusual feature of the action (in Mexican popular culture, wrestlers represent the poor, a humble hero, in contrast to American superheroes). The hooded performers provoked a variety of reactions in the passers-by: empathy, rejection, affection, affinity, etc. However, the police abruptly decided to put an end to the action, violently and illegally arresting four performers only two hours into the artistic event, under the argument of "disturbing public order and good manners".