In Guatemala City, wrestling is more than just a fun pastime, it is a way of life for many in marginalized and poor neighborhoods.
Jorge Luis Chavarría is a photographer in Guatemala City who is documenting the lives of luchadores in the Guatemalan capital city. Why? Well, being a luchador in Guatemala City doesn’t equate to glam or fame, instead these people are getting in the ring week after week in old garages and homes. They fight to get a break from their daily struggles of working as taxi drivers and factory workers trying to make enough money to care for their families.
Chavarría’s photos take you into the lives of those fighting in the ring to win about $12. But it’s more than the money. They are also in the ring to get a break from the struggles they face on all the other fronts.
“It does not have the glamour that it had when I was a child,” Jorge Luis Chavarría told The NYTimes. “But it is their passion.”
Learn more about Chavarría’s work here and check out he full “Luchas Diarias” photo album here.
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Bad Bunny made all his dreams come true this weekend at Wrestlemania. The Puerto Rican superstar defeated his WWE rival The Miz and announced a U.S. tour.
Bad Bunny and The Miz finally faced off in the ring.
Bad Bunny made his Wrestlemania debut on Saturday night. After the past few months of a growing rivalry with Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, the two took it to the ring in a main event match. Benito walked out to his song “Booker T,” an homage to the WWE legend. It was exciting to hear the announcer say, “From Vega Baja, Puerto Rico: Bad Bunny!” Benito teamed up with Damien Priest against The Miz and John Morrison. After a few high-flying moves, the Boricua duo emerged victorious.
Like many wrestling fans, The Miz was impressed by Bad Bunny’s Wrestlemania debut.
The WWE caught up with The Miz and Morrison after their defeat. The Miz echoed much of the WWE fandom’s thoughts that night after seeing Bad Bunny commit to his performance in the ring. “I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this, but he gained my respect,” The Miz said. Morrison made a bad pun after saying there was a “luck factor” involved because “rabbits are lucky.”
Triple H helped Bad Bunny announce his 2022 U.S. tour.
During night two of Wrestlemania, Bad Bunny dropped his surprise announcement of his 2022 U.S. Tour. In the clip, WWE legend Triple H thanks Benito for his “amazing” job at Wrestlemania and then passes him a suitcase. While sitting on top of his El Último Tour Del Mundo big rig, Bad Bunny finds a microphone inside of the suitcase.
Bad Bunny’s U.S. Tour will kick off on Feb. 9 in Denver. From dates revealed so far, the tour will run until April 2022. The tickets go on-sale on Friday, April 16, at 12PM local time.
Bad Bunny 2022 U.S. Tour Dates:
2/9 Denver CO – Ball Arena 2/11 El Paso, TX – Utep Don Haskins Center 2/13 Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena 2/16 Houston, TX – Toyota Center 2/18 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center 2/23 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena 2/24 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center 2/25 Inglewood, CA – The Forum 2/28 Portland, OR – Moda Center 3/1 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena 3/3 San Jose, CA – SAP Center 3/5 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena 3/6 Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena 3/10 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena 3/14 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena 3/16 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center 3/18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center 3/19 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center 3/22 Boston, MA – TD Garden 3/23 Montreal, QC – Bell Center 3/25 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena 3/26 Charlotte, NJ – Spectrum Center 3/27 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena 3/29 Orlando, FL – Amway Center 4/1 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Over the weekend, some pictures surfaced of a sight we never thought we’d see. Two of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sons, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena, were photographed together for the first time.
Patrick Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena were photographed hiking in Santa Monica together. This is the first time the brothers had been seen in public together since Baena’s public reveal in 2011.
As a refresher, Joseph Baena is the love child of the former California Governor and his longtime Guatemalan housekeeper, Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena. Patty worked for the Schwarzenegger family for 20 years without revealing her secret to anyone but Arnold himself.
Joseph’s existence was kept a secret for 14 years before Arnold’s wife, Maria Shriver, discovered the affair. Once she found out, she immediately filed for divorce. According to Arnold, he has provided for Joseph from the beginning. He even bought a luxurious four-bedroom house for Joseph and Patty in 2010.
“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement at the time. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.”
Since the public learned of Joseph Baena, he has kept an active public profile.
But if there is any bad-blood between Patrick Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena, the pictures don’t show it. Instead, they show a portrait of two normal brothers going on an unremarkable hike together in Santa Monica.
We’re glad that these two young men didn’t let the choice of their parents affect the relationship they’ve decided to have with each other. Hopefully, we’ll see more of the duo in public again.