Mucha Lucha

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¡Mucha Lucha! (also known as ¡Mucha Lucha!: Gigante) is an American animated television series created by Eddie Mort and Lili Chin. Premiering on Kids' WB on August 17, 2002, It is one of the first animated television series created with Adobe Flash.

The show's setting is in a town centered around Lucha libre (nearly everyone in the town has a mask and costume and a signature move) and follows the adventures of three children, Rikochet, Buena Girl, and The Flea, as they struggle through the Foremost World-Renowned International School Lucha, of where they study.

Real-life luchadors

Wrestlers have been known to use the gimmicks of the main characters from this cartoon. Those pictured wrestled in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. Others using the same name have been spotted around Mexico, most notably in Martha Villalobos's AAA affiliated promotion.

As with other gimmicks borrowed from other medium (see: Batman), many people have used these characters (and others from the show) since the show premiered and it's not clear who's using it on a day to day basis.