One of the most exciting parts about Lucha Libre are the colorful characters behind the masks! We asked the cast of Luchadora, If you were a lucha libre wrestler, what would your character’s name be?
Alina Alcántara: Luna Phoenix, because the moon has a very special meaning to me, and I also identify with the Phoenix’s story of rebirth from the ashes.
Brandon Muñoz-Dominguez: My name would be The Rainbow Piñata! I would throw candy into the audience every time I won a match, specifically Skittles.
Brent Jordan: My name would be Zephyrus. It’s the name of a minor Greek God of air, and I move like the Wind!
Daniel Martinez: Probably El Piñata, since I’d get beat up the entire time I’m in the ring.
Emily Lupfer: The Narrator! It’s a nod to my background as a writer, but also because I know how this story ends… with me winning the match!
Esther Olivo: If I were a Luchadora my name would be “La Reina!”
Francis Phimphivong: My name would be the Flying Muffin because I want to be as crazy and wild as Muffin from Bluey!
Hannah Bender: Lirio de los valles would be my lucha libre name!
Hayley Sanz: My name would be “Gatito,” meaning “little cat.” This is inspired by the black-footed cat, which is the smallest cat in Africa, and also the deadliest cat breed in the world with a 60% hunting success rate…also I’m short and I love cats.
Karen Marulanda: La Chancleta
Kiara Barahona: If I were a luchadora my name would be Mujer Valiente.
Marq Lopez: Inspired by one of my favorite shows. I would say Blackwhip would be my lucha libre wrestler name given that my hair has been one of the most significant parts of my life.
Omar Mulero: El Rockero Electrocutado
Radamés Medina Meléndez: My lucha libre wrestler name would be “El Mono Loco“!
Rhyse Silvestro: If I were a lucha libre wrestler, my character name would be “La Cabra Loco” (The Crazy Goat), and my costume and moves would be goat themed.
Solmarie Cruz Martinez: My character’s name would be Fuego Pequeño! Because I am small and feisty!
Stephen Pugh: If I was a Luchador, my name would be either Sabor Latino, or Ese Tipo Raro!
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