Chico El Luchador: Scuffling With Shade

If you’re a fan of The Young Bucks’ YouTube series, Being The Elite, chances are you’re familiar with Chico El Luchador. A green and yellow masked luchador from Mexico, Chico is hailed as the inspiration of the Young Bucks (amongst others) and is a Spinal Tap-esque character who claims to be a legend from the 70s heyday of Lucha Libre who, through a series of misfortunates and revisionist histories, has been robbed of his spot in the history of Mexico’s professional wrestling. Last night, Chico released Part One of a new documentary, Scuffling With Shade, a documentary designed to set the story straight and reclaim his rightful place alongside the greats like El Santo, Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras as one of Lucha Libres true Legends.

Online speculation as to Chico’s true identity remains as secretive as many of Mexico’s masked luchadors, but some have suggested it is an alter ego of NJPW’s Rocky Romero, the Cuban-born Puerto Rican wrestler best known for his work in NJPW with No Remorse Corps (with Davey Richards), Forever Hooligans (with Alex Koslov) and Roppongi Vice (with Trent Beretta), where he is an 8x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. He recently stepped away from wrestling full time to focus on managing the current IWPG Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Roppongi 3k (SHO and YOH). Currently Chico’s merch store is being hosted exclusively on Rocky Romero’s personal website. He also serves as Executive Producer on the documentary itself.

Scuffling With Shade (a satirical reference to Bret Hart‘s documentary, Wrestling With Shadows) is chock full of past and present wrestling stars, including The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, X-Pac (Sean Waltman), Kazuchika Okada, John Morrison and Joey Ryan, all pledging their undying appreciation to the influence of Chico El Luchador on their careers and professional wrestling itself.