Mexican wrestlers are moving from the ring to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to make it easier for them to put on shows in Washington, Northwest News Network reports.
The wrestlers, typically clad in tights and masks, say the Mexican wrestling style of Lucha Libre shouldn't be licensed as a combative sport, as it's mostly for entertainment and doesn't usually involve bloodshed or injury, Taylor Winkel reports.
Being licensed as a combative sport requires Lucha Libre events to have an ambulance and paramedics nearby, and requires participants to get yearly blood tests, Winkel writes.
Wrestlers want to be licensed as entertainers instead, according to Winkel's article.
Jack Black, who played a not-so-great Lucha Libre wrestler in the 2006 film "Nacho Libre," has yet to weigh in on the issue.