''¡Mucha Lucha!'' (roughly translated to "A Lot of Wrestling") was a [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash-animated]] show that ran on [[TheWB Kids' WB!]] from 2002 through 2005. Running for 52 episodes (and being [[NewSeasonNewName retitled]] ''¡Mucha Lucha!: Gigante'' in its third and final season), the show focused on the young [[MaskedLuchador Luchadores]] (masked wrestlers) who are students at the '''''[[NoIndoorVoice FOREMOST, WORLD RENOWNED, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUCHA!!!!]]'''''. Most prominent of the students are the [[ThreeAmigos main trio]], consisting of Rikochet, who aims to [[ToBeAMaster become Luchadore Supreme]], and his two friends, The Flea and Buena Girl.

!!¡"Mucha Tropes":
* UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash: It's one of the first mainstream cartoons on television to use it.
* ADayInTheLimelight: While most of the episodes focus on the PowerTrio, just about every wrestler seen in the title sequence gets at least one 11-minute spotlight.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "Honor... family... tradition... AND DONUTS!"
* AudienceParticipation: The three protagonists and Sally GotVolunteered for this watching a pro match after one wrestler "dares" the other to fight with four junior luchadores in his jersey. (''And'' they help him escape a pin.)
* BadassAdorable: All 3 of the main characters certainly qualify And also The Flea's baby sister Pulgita.
* BadassSanta: "Santo Claus" and his evil brother "Rudo Claus"
* BeeAfraid: In the camp episode, when Buena Girl shoots a beehive during archery practice and they attack her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: ''Snow Pea''.
%%* BigEater: The Flea
* BillBillJunkBill: The Flea, constantly.
* BouncingBattler: Rikochet, when he uses his "Pulverizing Pinball" move.
* TheBully: The superheavyweights tend to get this characterization. And of course the three American wrestlers.
%%* CallingYourAttacks
* CatchPhrase: Buena Girl's "That's not buena." and "It's all buena."
** Rikochet's "Ay, basura."
** The Flea's "Zapatos de rata"
%%* ChainLetter
%%* TheChick: Buena Girl.
* TheChosenOne: In the movie, turns out Rikochet is the Chosen One that must defeat the evil El Maléfico to save the Earth. Somewhat averted in that they only win by [[spoiler: he, Buena Girl, and the Flea]] working together. He doesn't even get the finishing blow.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Flea
%%* TheCollector
* ComicBookAdaptation: Creator/DCComics published a three-issue mini-series, one for each of the main trio.
* DiscoDan: Senor Hasbeena, whose career peaked at the height of roller-lucha.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: In the movie, the BigBad turned out to be [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny a random girl that]] [[BrickJoke appeared at the beginning]]]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first episodes have a character talk in the opening titles of each episode.
* ElementalPowers
** AnIcePerson: Zero Kelvin
** PlayingWithFire: Pierre Del Fuego
** ShockAndAwe: [[MeaningfulName Megawatt and Electricity]].
* [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting Everybody Was Lucha Libre Fighting]]: Seriously, is there anyone here who ''doesn't'' know lucha?
* EvilTeacher: Headmistress. (Well, most of the time. She does have a soft side that shows occasionally.)
* EvilTwin: In the first episode of season 3, Rikochet is framed for many misdeeds by an evil leprechaun named Rick O'Shay, who wants to destroy his reputation in order to salvage his own. "[[CassandraTruth It wasn't me! It was Rick...O...Shay!]]"
* {{Expy}}: El Rey (the actual one, not Rikochet's talking action figure) is intended to be one for Wrestling/ElSanto. Rey Dinamico is intended to be one for ReyMysterio Jr. (also doubles as a LawyerFriendlyCameo).
* TheFaceless: Rikochet when he can't find his mask.
* FeudEpisode: Happens to Rikochet and Buena Girl in "Doomien".
%%* FinishingMove
* FreudianTrio: Rikochet as the Ego, Buena Girl as the Superego, The Flea as the Id.
%%* FunnyAfro: Zero Kelvin.
* FunWithFlushing: Rikochet, Buena Girl and the Flea fight a masked toilet twice in the series. Also, The Flea swims in a toilet at one point.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Buena Girl and The Flea appear as Rikochet's angel and devil, respectively, in "Honor Thy Lucha". At the end, The Flea is convinced by two devils to melt the ice caps.
** A later subversion has The Flea with a devil and an angel, but in this dilemma (in which The Flea has an unfair advantage because Rikochet is in very bad shape), the angel actually agrees with the devil.
* GrandFinale: A DirectToVideo movie which saw Ricochet, Buena Girl and Flea fighting an evil luchador, El Maléfico, for the fight of Lucha wrestling (and the world of course).
* GrandparentalObliviousness
** Averted in TheMovie, when Rikochet's grandfather [[spoiler: knows how to defeat El Maléfico and save the Earth, and that Rikochet is TheChosenOne.]]
* GratuitousSpanish: In the original English version. For obvious reasons, the Mexican Spanish dub fix this.
* HairTriggerTemper: Cindy Slam (most of the time).
* HumongousMecha: [[spoiler: The donut shop turns into one. Seriously.]]
* LampshadeHanging: In the final episode, The Flea points out the one thing that occurs throughout the series - cutting to a big word onscreen instead of showing the action.
-->'''Flea:''' Why do they always cut to a word on the screen instead of showing the action?
* LivingToys: El Rey. There was also an episode where Rikochet found out he was secretly competing in wrestling matches with other Living Toys.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* [[AcademyOfAdventure Lucha Libre School]]
* MaskedLuchador: Almost everyone. And animals. And ''inanimate objects.''Even the guys that don't wear masks are still WWE wrestlers.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Some wrestliers finishing moves involve increasing their size. In TheMovie, the BigBad does this after they beat him the first time. [[spoiler:The trio follows suit for an epic battle]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The Flea realized he has eaten all the candy inside the piñata in "Day of the Piñata".
* NightmareDreams
* OrganAutonomy
* OurFounder: The guy's signature move, The Founding, actually founded the school.
* ThePigPen: The Flea. His costume is really ''white'', but his lifestyle and possibly his power relies on him being dirty.
* PokemonSpeak: Snow Pea can only say his name and [[spoiler: "Rutabaga" when playing online video games.]]
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Rikochet, Buena Girl, and the Flea all had prophecies told to their parents before they were born. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Rikochet was predicted to defeat El Maléfico and save the Earth, Buena Girl was predicted to love the Code of Masked Wrestling and help defeat El Maléfico, and Flea was predicated to be extremely fond of Doughnuts]]. All three were true, though given Flea's parents owned a doughnut shop, his makes sense.
* ProWrestlingIsReal
* SavingChristmas
* SealedEvilInACan: El Maléfico was sealed away in the bowels of the Earth for 100,000 years. [[spoiler: Flea sets him loose by reading a sentence from the Code of Masked Wrestling backwards. In the end, he gets put back in his can.]]
* SeriousBusiness: Lucha Libre has ''saved the world'' on at least one occasion, and most characters live their lives around it. The degree to which it is taken seriously is [[TruthInTelevision only a slight exaggeration.]] The school is even divided by wrestling personas, the ''rudos'' are given training in their own class room.
** ''Mucha Lucha, Mucha Lucha! It's a way of life!''
** Honor! Family! Tradition! [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And donuts!]] (yes, the donuts are also SeriousBusiness)
* ShoutOut:
** Many. One notable one was to Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Tell-Tale Heart", surprisingly, in the episode featuring [[ReyMysterio Rey]] [[{{Expy}} Dinamico]] coming to Buena Girl's birthday party.
** The aforementioned Santo Clause is named for Wrestling/ElSanto, legendary masked wrestler.
* SnotBubble: Rikochet gets one in "Woulda Coula Hasbeena"
* SleepCute: Buena Girl sleeping on Rikochet's shoulder in "Big Worm".
* SoapboxSadie: Buena Girl at times. Her fervent devotion can get annoying.
* StableTimeLoop: Señor Hasbeena caused that bright flash which made him lose a match.
* SuddenVideogameMoment: One episode has this.
* TeamPet: Masked Dog. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A masked dog]].
* ThirdPersonPerson: The Flea family.
* ThreeAmigos
* TokenEvilTeammate: The Flea. He once performed a brief FaceHeelTurn with no changes to his style whatsoever.
* {{Tsundere}}: It is shown Cindy Slam is this in the Dare to Lucha episode, Headmistress too.
* TheUnreveal: Buena Girl's face in "Not So Buena Girl".
* UselessSpleen: The Flea thinks his spleen is useless. Until he doesn't.
* TheVoiceless: [[EnemyMime French Twist]], except in one episode. Also The Flea's baby sister Pulgita.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Zero Kelvin and Pierre Del Fuego
* VocalEvolution
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It seems like it's just to illustrate the move at first, but later on in the first season it's revealed they actually do this in real time.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where the hell is the]] '''''[[AcademyOfAdventure FOREMOST, WORLD RENOWNED, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUCHA!!!!?]]''''': It's never outwardly stated, but there are some clues to its location. An episode showing Ricochet being launched into space shows a big star on the California/Mexico border.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Megawatt is afraid of heights
* WithCatlikeTread
* YourMimeMakesItReal: French Twist who is a wrestler who happens to be a mime, and has the power to turn the imaginary objects he acts out into real invisible objects.
* TheWorfEffect : El silver mask junior was a character introduced especcifically in the movie, little after his introduction he easily beats the PowerTrio and after an short chat goes to fight El malefico just to be defeated without much effort
* YourWorstNightmare: "Field of Screams".