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This Accesible Documentary Tells the Story of Mexico's Wrestling Palace


Few activities are as representative of a country as wrestling is of Mexico. The Arena Mexico, also known as the "Cathedral of Wrestling in Mexico" has been the site of some of the largest battles in the history of this activity. Located in the Doctores neighborhood of Mexico City, the Arena has been a sacred ground for all of Mexico's great wrestlers, such as El Santo and El Gladiador. 

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of this legendary stage, Canal 22 International will premiere the documentary “A dos de tres caídas, la arena México”, a 60-minute documentary that seeks to portray the history of this place. This production also explores the importance of wrestling in Mexican culture and the folklore of Mexico City. 


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The Arena has not only been a stage for wrestling, but also for other important facets of sport and Mexican culture. Concerts by Luis Miguel, Vicente Fernández, Rocío Dúrcal, Juan Gabriel, Alejandra Guzmán, El Tri, Maldita Vecindad, Camilo Sesto, Sandro, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Calle 13 and many more. It was also the Olympic venue for the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.  

For all wrestling fans to enjoy, accessibility for this program is available through the All4Access app.

Audio description and captions for these programs are made available through the work of Dicapta and are sponsored by the US Department of Education under project H327C210001 "Improved Access to Video for Students with Sensory Impairments through Emerging Technology - EnhAccess ( for its acronym in English)".