Female Bolivian Wrestlers Kick Ass In Mamachas Del Ring

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We posted about them before; now the story of bowler-hat-and-petticoat-wearing Bolivian women who wrestle is a documentary making the festival rounds. Says one cholita: "[Men] think because we're women we're weak… but [they're] totally wrong." Trailer after the jump.

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I am more excited about this trailer than any I've seen in a year. At the end, when the luchadora says she can't choose between the wrestling and her family... I looked down to see I was literally gripping the edge of my desk.

Side question: Does anyone know the history behind the amazing bowler-style hats?