How Mexico's dwarf wrestlers overcame mockery to become stars

A dwarf fighter gestures during a fight at the Arena Mexico, in Mexico City on September 07, 2018. - "Microstars" is a show that mixes sport, circus and collective catharsis in what Mexicans call "fights". PHOTO | ALFREDO ESTRELLA |

What you need to know:

  • Microman wowed a sceptical crowd at one recent bout in Mexico City, where he and two co-stars, El Gallito and Guapito, took on another team of small-sized wrestlers.
  • He and his fellow "Micro Stars" were met with a smattering of jeers when they got in the ring.

He is just 90 centimetres (less than three feet) tall, but he packs muscles, power and swagger in a little frame: meet Microman, the smallest star in Mexican professional wrestling.

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