Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show returns for one night only on Friday, July 29th at The Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles — featuring world-class Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, comedy, music, and more.
Lucha VaVOOM Summer Sabotage is also set to feature a unique collaboration with Sony Pictures’ new upcoming original action thriller, BULLET TRAIN.
Los Angeles, CA (July 6, 2022) — Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show, where authentic Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide, returns with Lucha VaVOOM Summer Sabotage on Friday, July 29th at their historic home venue, The Mayan Theatre (1038 S. Hill St.), in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now for $45.00‒$90.00 at TicketWeb.com.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this August 22nd, Lucha VaVOOM (LVV) has been wowing audiences across the globe with their glam/slam extravaganzas for two decades. In February, LVV hosted their first live event since 2019 due to the coronavirus, selling out their Valentine’s engagement, followed by two blowout nights in May to celebrate 11 years of Cinco de Mayo craziness. From Los Angeles to Tokyo, across the U.S. and Canada, and all the way to Australia, people go crazy for this perfect combination of world-class, professional lucha libre-style wrestling interspersed with insane, high-octane burlesque performances, death-defying aerial acts, comedy, music, lowriders, tequila, tamales, and more — all adding up to one unforgettable night.
Summer Sabotage’s confirmed wrestling lineup includes fan favorites Li’l Cholo and Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo, along with mini superstar wrestler and one of Mexico’s most beloved fighters Microman (as seen on ESPN, CBS News, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail), Dragon Lee, Dralistico, Taya Valkyrie (four-time Reina de Reinas champion and former WWE superstar), Dama Fina (former LVV champion), Matt Classic, Mini Matt Classic, Los Crazy Chickens, Dr. Maldad, Chupacabra, Zyra, Johnnie Robbie, and Los SEXI Mexis (Ave Rex and Sonico).
Burlesque dancers and aerialists confirmed include Raquel Reed (burlesque dancer from Absinthe in Las Vegas), Audrey Deluxe (burlesque artist, game-player, fantasy-maker, and shimmy-shaker), Veronica Yune (stunning daredevil aerialist who will be swooping down from above and stealing hearts), and Viva LLa Glam (San Francisco-based performer specializing in unique and dangerous acts, such as an aerial dance on chains, with metal-grinding in the air, to create a magnificent display of shooting sparks as she spins at death-defying heights).
Comedian host Blaine Capatch will be delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nights.
Summer Sabotage will also feature a unique collaboration with Sony Pictures’ new upcoming original action thriller film, Bullet Train, out only in theaters on August 5th. In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe — all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives — on the world’s fastest train… and he’s got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan. With a screenplay by Zak Olkewicz based on the book by Kotaro Isaka, the film also stars Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio (Puerto Rican artist known as Bad Bunny, who is also a huge wrestling fan) and Sandra Bullock.
A wrestler, inspired by Bad Bunny’s character “The Wolf” from the film, will be part of the second match of the night at Summer Sabotage. Additionally, the dangerously cute and mysterious mascot Momomon will also make a special appearance at the event — plus fans in attendance will get to see the film’s trailer, special footage, and more!