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.
LA TACO

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.
BLURRED CULTURE

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!
ELLEN

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.
LA OPINION

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.
LA WEEKLY

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.
BBC MUNDO

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).
LA TACO

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.
BLURRED CULTURE

Aug 2017 - Slideshow

Lucha VaVOOM Just Had the Freakiest Quinceañera You’ve Ever Seen!
LA WEEKLY

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
BROADWAY WORLD

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.
BLURRED CULTURE

MAY 2017 - Slideshow

Sex Appeal Stepped Into the Ring at Lucha VaVOOM’s Cinco de Mayan
SLIDESHOW
LA WEEKLY

MAY 2017 - Photos

Best photos of the day: hoola hoops and kitsch cats.
THE GUARDIAN

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.
LA PAGINA

MAY 2017 - Photos

Image Gallery – Cinco de Mayo 2017
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