Photo: Fighting Cholitas of Bolivia
Where except in Bolivia would you except to see wrestlers, or better said Lucha Libre fighters, in colorful twirling skirts.
These ‘cholitas’ as they are known not only beat up their opponent but wreak havoc on the audience. A recent observer noted chairs were thrown at the audience along with spraying them with sticky soda.
What makes these Lucha Libre fighters unique is not that they are women but rather that they wrestle in the traditional “pollera” skirt and each skirt is different depending on the region the fighters comes from.
The woman vs woman or cholita vs cholita fights have become so popular it’s now common to see the fights promoted on travel guides to Bolivia and at $7 a ticket you can’t beat it.
Enjoy the Cholitas take on the evil ‘men’ and do some good slapping.