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Inside the World of Lucha Libre in Houston

  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
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  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
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  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
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  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
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  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
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  • Wrestling practice for Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab), and his son Daniel (Silver Crab).
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
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  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
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  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
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  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
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  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
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  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
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  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • Wrestling practice for Junior Ruiz (Aero Crab) and Daniel Ruiz (Silver Crab).
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
  • The Ruiz family — father Jose (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab)  — honor the legacy of Jose's father, also a luchador.
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Photo by Daniel Kramer
The restaurant Cuchara hosted a Cinco de Mayo wrestling event.
The Houston Press took a look inside the world of a Houston wrestling dynasty: Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab). We followed them to Cuchara's Battle of the Pueblo this May, and to a night of lucha libre wrestling at Sharpstown Mall.

All photos by Daniel Kramer.