RE: Ave Rex
Ave (ä′vā) interjection.
hail; an expression of welcome.
Rex (rɛks; Eng. rɛks) noun.
Ave Rex (Formerly El Fénix) is a luchador from Tacoma Washington. He was trained by Maestro José Luis Gómez, and debuted in August 2011 with Seattle-based company Lucha Libre Volcánica. In 2012 he spent two months performing in Mexico, and training with maestros Pequeño Pierroth & Sepulcro. In the future Ave Rex intends to use his observations from the ring to contribute to a Master’s Thesis, and hopes to start a nonprofit to teach lucha libre and physical fitness to under-served youth.
RE: The Blog
I started this blog to chronicle, categorize, and collect my adventures and thoughts in and around the ring as a professional luchador. Aside from personal memoirs and recording experiences through media, this blog—when relevant—will expound a series of observations and lessons learned about the subjectivity, objectification and performative constraints upon the body of luchador/as with respect to various expressions of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, and the intersections therein. In part such observations will serve to extend my undergraduate thesis, which illustrated how national identity constraints and shapes expressions of ab/normativity in pop culture, titled (de)Constructing A Real American, or What 24 Inch Pylons, a Vitamin, and a Prayer Taught Me About American Identity.
Although for the most part, I will try to only to write about lucha libre. 🙂