Mexicans flock to gladiator games

Young men dream of fame and fortune in the world of professional wrestling.

    It involves flying kicks, headlocks and often, crushing blows.

    Yet professional wrestling is a career choice scores of young men in Mexico dream about. For some, it is a one-way ticket to fame and fortune.

    A school in the capital is teaching young would-be gladiators all the tricks and moves they need to succeed in the sport.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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