John Torres Jr. grew up watching his father, John Torres Sr. moonlight as a lucha libre wrestler.
Lucha libre is a style of professional wrestling that originated in Mexico. And love for the sport strengthened the bond between father and son.
Torres Sr. died in 2011 from complications with sarcoidosis — an inflammatory disease that usually affects the lungs, skin, or lymph nodes — at the age of 43. Torres, now 30, recently visited StoryCorps with his dad's best friend and fellow wrestler, Abraham Guzman, 49, to remember him.