As the world combats COVID-19 with research for a vaccine, practicing social distancing and canceling large gatherings, a couple of Mexican wrestlers are approaching this from a unique way.
Isaías Huerta, who wrestled as El Gato Gris, and El Hijo Del Soberano are each making face masks designed after wrestling stars from the past and from the present, including the likes of El Santo, Psycho Clown and Blue Demon.
El Hijo Del Soberano is reportedly selling these face masks at 150 Mexican pesos (around $6.07) while Huerta is reportedly selling it at 50 Mexican pesos (around $2.02) each.
"Since I also practiced wrestling and I do this for the wrestling teams, it occurred to me to do one with the character Psycho Clown and two others and my son-in-law was the one who uploaded it to social media. I think that talking about wrestling is the best thing for me, I have always liked it, so much so that I captured it in sewing for others, so much so that I came up with the idea of wrestling masks," Huerta told EFE.
A number of wrestling promotions around the world have made big changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak. WWE and AEW have been doing televised events in front of no fans in recent weeks while companies such as NJPW and ROH have canceled many of their upcoming shows.