In the ring, they were gods. Now the coronavirus is forcing lucha libre stars to sell street food. Even the best-known wrestlers were never paid very well. With no matches save a few televised or broadcast online contests, superstars and up-and-comers alike have had to rely on starting their own businesses.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Professional wrestler José Gutierrez Hernandez “El Ultimo Guerrero” checks in on stepdaughter Tabata Negrete and daughter Paola Gutierrez at De Otro Nivel food truck in the El Risco CTM neighborhood in Mexico City. Hernandez, 48, wrestling for 30 years, opened the food truck in late March, selling; hamburgers, french fries, wings and nachos, to earn a living.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

El Ultimo Guerrero helps with the cooking, while guests Cuauhtemoc Reyes, 7, enjoys a hamburger with Natalia Restrepo, and Guillermo Cordero.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Kala Kita helps market the business

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Monserat Mejia, of Mexico City, brings her nephew Damian Robles, 3, wearing Caristico’s lucha libra mask and cape, to eat and meet El Ultimo Guerrero.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Jessica Juarez, 12, and her grandfather Refugio Larios, 63, wait for their order at Crepas El Maná in La Lagunilla neighborhood in Mexico City.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Professional wrestler Joel Bernal Galicia, 54, know as "Olimpico" in the lucha libre world, prepares a frutos rojos crepe.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Customers place their order at Crepas El Maná.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Olimpico and his wife of 14-years Leticia Vazquez Rojano at their crepes stand Crepas El Maná they started over eight years ago.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Posters announcing lucha libre matches pasted on the walls of Arena Mexico, the "cathedral of lucha libre," where at Ahora Baby Face con Huaraches food stand is located in the Doctores neighborhood in Mexico City.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Semi-professional and novice wrestlers of the Escuela de Lucha Libre de Promociones Corsario Negro, train at the Centro Civico in the Tulpetlac neighborhood in Ecatepec, State of Mexico.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Wrestlers hone their craft into the evening at the school.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Gloria “Tia” Alvarez Lindero, prepares an Omelette a la Baby Face at Ahora Baby Face con Huaraches food stand, in the Doctores neighborhood in Mexico City. Alvarez has worked 25-years at the business.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Karla Ortiz Esteban, 17, with parents Angeles Esteban Garcia, and Carlos Ortiz, eating at Ahora Baby Face con Huaraches food stand.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

J. Guadalupe Fuentes Ochoa, 72, known as “Baby Face,” puts a wrestling move on customer Carlos Ortiz while getting his photos taken. The 25-year-old food stand is owned by Baby Face, a wrestling legend, and his wife Maria de Jesus Alvarez.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

A mural of lucha libra wrestler Darth Maul holding the mask of Aníbal at a parking lot across the street from Arena Mexico, the "cathedral of lucha libre," in Mexico City.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Mexican wrestler Black Lesbon receives a kick from Tazosomok while they battle it out in a lucha libre event that was broadcast online but closed to the public put on by Firme Mexicana de Lucha Libre (FMLL) at the Centro Civico in the Tulpetlac neighborhood in Ecatepec, State of Mexico.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Gran Toro is helpless while his partner Infierno Negro is locked in a hold by Stigma.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Cristopher Hernandez, 7, who also trains with the wrestlers, and his father Alonso Hernandez, attend the event.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Referee Furcio sprays disinfectant on Stigma while his partner Azteka Negro stands ready before the match.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Mr. Jack flips Krauzar in the air in a lucha libre event that was broadcast online but closed to the public.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Infierno Negro lies helpless on the ground while his partner Gran Toro gets ready to take on an opponent while a small social distancing crowd looks on during the match.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Gran Toro chokes Azteka Negro with a chain as referee Furcio tries to separate Stigma and Infierno Negro.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Before getting back into the ring Maldad banters with super fan Pascual Galindo.

Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since lucha libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food.

Katalan launches himself from the top rope onto Mr. Jack and Maldad in the final match of the day attended by a small social distancing crowd. Read the story at https://lat.ms/32V4wYg

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