NOVEMBER 2018 - PHOTOS & REVIEW
Noche de las Luchas: Lucha Vavoom at the Mayan.
October 25th, wrestling and burlesque enthusiasts alike gathered at The Mayan to kick off the first of two nights inside America’s most outrageous show, Lucha Vavoom!
NOVEMBER 2018 - TV SEGMENT
‘Lucha VaVoom’, un espectáculo provocativo y extravagante que combina la lucha libre mexicana con el cabaret
La idea de ‘Lucha VaVoom’ es tomar el mundo machista de lucha libre y convertirlo en un lugar de expresión, diversidad sexual, diversidad de género y hasta exótico. Entre golpes, trucos, piruetas y lesiones, los luchadores aseguran que estar en este lugar se trata de perseverancia, supervivencia y hasta apoyo moral.
NOVEMBER 2018 - PHOTOS & REVIEW
Lucha VaVoom: Circo De Vampiros By Joel Duran
Lucha VaVoom performed their “Circo de Vampiros” show the nights of Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California. “Circo de Vampiros” was produced by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, directed by Angie Scarpa, and hosted by Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis. The announcer was Javier Robles and Dana Gould was a guest performer. We attended the first show and were impressed with the entire performance. The artists and wrestlers are representative of the diversity of the Los Angeles community. They entertained with their distinct use of “sex and violence.” The show consists of burlesque, comedy, and lucha libre.
OCTOBER 2018 - Photos & Review
‘CIRCO DE VAMPIROS’ INVADES THE MAYAN FOR LUCHA VAVOOM’S HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Circo de Vampiros, Lucha VaVOOM’s lucha libre-style wrestling show and Halloween show, featured wrestlers straight from Mexico City, Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Juarez. This show featured professional matches between Bárbaro Cavenario, Extreme Tiger, Flamita, and Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo.
It also featured burlesque from Russian-born, L.A.-based alternative model Mosh, high flying from aerialist Veronica Yune, and comedy from hosts Dana Gould and Jeff Davis.
July 2018 - Photos & Review
PHOTOS: LUCHA VAVOOM’S SUMMER LOVIN’ AT THE MAYAN THEATER
The wrestlers pulled out all the stops last Thursday night at the Mayan Theater for Lucha VaVoom’s Summer Lovin’ night. Event photographer Erwin Recinos was on assignment covering this event.
The night featured a “Battle for the Belt” match with L.A. local and current champ Li’l Cholo defending his title in a fatal 4-way match, plus a special guest performance from non-gender binary performance artist Violet Chachki, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season seven.
July 2018 - Photos & Review
LUCHA VAVOOM CROWNS A NEW CHAMP AT SUMMER LOVIN
BODIES FLY, SLINK AND SEX UP THE MAYAN IN LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CA- My friends have been trying to get me out to catch a debaucherous evening of Lucha Vavoom event for years. It’s something that, as an Angeleno, I’ve been meaning to do forever. After all, not only has it been lauded as a “must catch” event by numerous publications, but who doesn’t love wrestling, comedy and classy burlesque? On July 26, I was able to finally cross it off my bucket-list. The “Summer Lovin” installment of Lucha Vavoom played host to a sold out room, and I was ready to soak it all in.
May 2018 - TV Segment
‘Average Andy’ with Lucha VaVOOM
You don’t want to miss Ellen’s executive producer in this unbelievable episode of “Average Andy” that puts him in the ring with masked Mexican wrestlers!
May 2018 - Article
Una batalla… pero en la lona
Este Cinco de Mayo, Lucha Va Voom exhibe a sus luchadores y a la cultura mexicana
Desde hace muchos años la conmemoración de la Batalla de Puebla durante el famoso Cinco de Mayo se ha popularizado de una forma diferente en Estados Unidos. Y el centro de Los Ángeles no puede ser la excepción.
El histórico teatro Mayan se viste nuevamente de la cultura mexicana hoy sábado para disfrutar de la lucha libre, mariachi, danzantes aztecas y bailes folklóricos con el famoso show “Cinco de Mayan Gigante” de Lucha Va Voom.
Feb 2018 - Cover - Feature Article
Lucha VaVoom: Body Slams and Burlesque
For the seven of you who’ve never heard of Lucha VaVoom, the name says it all:
Lucha — meaning “fight” in Spanish, from the phrase lucha libre, a term used to describe Mexican professional masked wrestling, a combat sport that can be traced back to 1863 and developed out of the Greco-Roman version by probable tough guy Enrique Ugartechea.
VaVoom — meaning “titties.”
But it’s so much more.
Oct 2017 - Article
Lucha VaVOOM, the provocative and extravagant show that combines Mexican wrestling with cabaret and triumphs in Los Angeles
“Luchaaaaa …!”, Shouts a voice from the speakers. “VaVOOM!” Answers the audience.
It is a dynamic that is maintained throughout the more than two hours that LVO VaVOOM lasts and that reflects the harmony between the audience and the artists who star in the show.
Oct 2017 - Photos & Review
PHOTO RECAP: THE SMELL OF FEAR ~ LUCHA VAVOOM
This year’s Halloween celebration featured Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling (including the high-flying Stuka Jr., hand-picked by Lucha VaVOOM from the professional Mexican wrestling promotions team CMLL; Lucha VaVOOM’s newly minted champion Li’l Cholo, evil doctors Medico Asesino and Dr. Maldad, Crazy Chickens, Cannibals, Matt Classic and Matt Classic Jr., sleazy Joey Ryan, Hairy Monsters and Dama Fina, Minis, aerial/burlesque/dance performances (from flying vampire bat Veronica Yune, zombie madness Kristina Nekyia, dancing doll Lux Lacroi, and ghostly L.A. Roller Girls), and comedy (Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis will deliver their insanely off-the-cuff commentary).
Oct 2017 - Article
5 reasons why Lucha VaVoom’s Halloween show is unlike anything you’ve seen!
As a kid, Halloween meant costume parades and trick-or-treating, but now that you’re an adult, that traditional experience is replaced by party, after party, after party. And while you still welcome an excuse to wear a costume, you might be looking to switch it up. Enter Lucha VaVoom.
THE PRESS ENTERPRISE
Aug 2017 - Podcast
In this Guys In Shorts special episode, the guys travel to the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles for the Lucha VaVOOM Quinceanera! The guys interview a few stars of the show as well as one of the founding members, Rita D’Albert in an effort to find out how Lucha VaVOOM has cornered the market in Mexican wrestling/comedy/burlesque dancing shows. If you don’t know Lucha VaVOOM, this is just a small taste of the insanity that awaits!
GUYS IN SHORTS SPORTS
Aug 2017 - Photos & Review
Start with High-flying masked wrestlers, add burlesque striptease, high-flying acrobatics and sprinkle comedy throughout and you’ve got the Lucha VaVOOM recipe. Celebrating 15 years at their de facto home at the historic Mayan Theater, this latest installation of Lucha VaVOOM was a night of debauchery that did not leave the audience disappointed.
July 2017 - Article
If you’re looking for an over-the-top show, you should check out the one and only Lucha VaVOOM. Playing at The Mayan Theatre, this masked Mexican wrestling and crazy-good burlesque show will make for a classic L.A. experience.
ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS
June 2017 - ARTICLE
For 15 years, LUCHA VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. On August 3 at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the co-founders of LUCHA VaVOOM–Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, two fearless pop culture visionaries who’ve been pivotal to the downtown Los Angeles renaissance–will present its 15th anniversary show
May 2017 - Photos & Review
Los Angeles, CA — Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn Lucha VaVoom has defined itself as being the city’s biggest Cinco De Mayo celebration. Taking over The Mayan Theatre for a two-day extravaganza filled with Mexican masked wrestling, sexy burlesque dancers, and a dose of comedic relief, Lucha VaVoom displayed exactly why its title has held up for over 10 years.
MAY 2017 - Article
“Lucha Vavoom” fue fundada en el año 2002 y ha tenido a través de los años una muy buena aceptación entre el público de Los Ángeles y ahora también con fanáticos que viajan de diferentes partes para disfrutar de este gran evento.