January 31

Lucha VaVOOM’s ‘Amor Impossible’ Valentine’s shows

Event Info:

What: Lucha VaVOOM’s two-night Valentine’s event, Amor Impossible

Who: Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated action-packed variety show where electrifying Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide

Date: Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12

Location: The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.)

Time: Doors for this 21+ event open at 7:00pmand the show goes from 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Tickets: General Admission ($45) and Ringside Seating ($60) still available atLuchaVaVOOM.com

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from the last 24 hours are required for entry into the venue, plus masks must be worn inside.

Lucha VaVOOM returns with Amor Impossible

Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show announces their annual, two-night Valentine’s celebration

featuring world-class Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy

Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th at The Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles

Tickets on sale now

“If Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez teamed up to start a wrestling promotion –

Lucha VaVOOM is what you would get.”

– The Sportster

Los Angeles, CA (January 10, 2022)─Lucha VaVOOM (LVV)–Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show, where authentic Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide–returns to the City of Angels for their annual Valentine’s shows on Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th at their historic home venue, The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.), in downtown Los Angeles.

Dubbed this year as Amor Impossible (“Impossible Love”), tickets for this 21+, two-night event are on sale now at LuchaVaVOOM.com. Ticketing options and prices listed below. Attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from the last 24 hours for entry into the venue, plus masks must be worn inside.

LVV has been wowing audiences with their glam/slam extravaganzas for close to 20 years. 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, live music, low riders, tequila, and comedy, all adding up for one unforgettable night. Whether you’re looking to get romantic, have a great date night, or wild n’ out for Valentine’s Day, LVV’s shows are the only place to be in Los Angeles.

Not only are the Amor Impossible shows the perfect Valentine’s and pre-Super Bowl event, they mark the return of a Los Angeles institution, as this will be LVV’s first in-person live event since 2019 due to the coronavirus. Click here to watch highlights from 2019’s sold-out Valentine’s engagement.

The confirmed wrestling line-up for LVV’s Valentine’s shows includes: Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo andTaya Valkyrie (two-time Reina de Reinas Champion and former WWE superstar) vs. Extreme Tiger (former TNA and AAA champion) and Dama Fina (former LVV champion) for the main card. Followed by Dr. Maldad and Chupacabra vs. the Crazy ChickensLi’l Cholo andRyan Taylor (previously signed to WWE) vs. El Tequileroand Jack Cartwheel; and lastly, Los SEXI Mexi’s (Ave Rex and Sonico) vs. Biggie and Dirty Sanchez (thescatological master of lucha libre, wowing LVV crowds since 2008 with his underhand, dirty tricks and his signature move “A Taste Of The Awful!”).

Burlesque dancers and aerialists confirmed includes: Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière (internationally renowned neo-burlesque dancer hailing from Kahnawake, Quebec, whose accolades include being voted #1 burlesque performer in Canada, crowned 2018’s New Orleans Queen of Burlesque, voted as one of the top 50 most influential figures in burlesque, and holds titles from Burlesque Hall of Fame), Veronica Yune (stunning daredevil aerialist who will be swooping down from above and stealing hearts), Brynn Route (marvelous contortion-trained pole artist), Jessabelle Thunder (burlesque performer, pinup model, and first runner up at Miss Exotic World 2018), Miss Magnolia (showgirl, go-go and burlesque dancer, and vintage model), and Viva Lla Glam(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).

Delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nightswill be hosts Eric Price (actor and comedian whose credits include being a cast member in MADtv, as well as Reno 911Key & Peele, and Breaking Bad) and Peter Alberts (actor, comedian, and founding member of the comedy group The Dead Alewives, who performs with the improv group Old Milwaukee). Plus, returning as ring announcer is Ignacio Serricchio (Argentine actor known for his roles on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless; other credits include Lifetime’s Witches of East EndBones, and the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space).

Doors for this 21+ event open at 7:00 pm and the show goes from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm each night. Tickets are on sale now for $45.00 for general admission (includes seating/standing on the balcony and in the mezzanine area), $60.00 for ringside seating and standing (includes seating on the floor and stage surrounding the ring but seats are not reserved, so first-come, first-served), and $90.00 for ringside (includes guaranteed seating in the No Fly Zone, the two center rows directly behind the ring, and the Golden Circle, the first three rows on either side of the ring). For tickets and more info, visit LuchaVaVOOM.com and follow on Facebook,TwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 About Lucha VaVOOM:

For almost 20 years, Lucha VaVOOM (LVV) has been delivering arguably the most electrifying show on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy. Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, LVV — voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly in 2012 and 2013 — is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall lucha libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. LVV has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low rider car parade escorting in performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theatre, to the local luminaries it attracts (Drew Carey, Jack Black, and more have sat in), to burlesque (which was revived in Los Angeles), to lucha libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly, and amaze. It all comes together to make for one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it’s a wrestling show for people that don’t like wrestling (and those that do). Says the Los Angeles Times, “Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist.”

At LVV, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, daredevil roller-skate girls, and Guinness-World-Record-holding hula hoop hotties. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (including in Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, and many more), plus they’ve performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia, and call Los Angeles’ Mayan Theatre — an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace — home when not on the road.

LVV has been featured on EllenESPN, Jimmy KimmelBRAVO’s Top Chef MastersCNNCBS National NewsBBCVICE, and KCRW, among many others. In 2018, TV4 Entertainment released their award-winning documentary, Lucha VaVOOM: Inside America’s Most Outrageous Show ─ click here to watch the trailer. 

Click here to watch LVV’s anniversary video celebrating 18 years of glorious mayhem, featuring a cast of thousands, including Peaches, Blue Demon Jr., Patton Oswalt, Rey Fenix, Drew Carey, Taya Valkyrie, the Crazy Chickens, Starcrawler, Penta Zero, and much more. Click here to view a sizzle reel with more LVV highlights.

                                                                                                                 
Sample of praise for LVV: 

“It’s what performance art often aspires to be, a mash of the unmixable.”
– KCRW

“After 15 years, Lucha VaVOOM is practically as historic to Los Angeles as the Moulin Rouge is to Paris.”

– LA Weekly

“Lucha VaVOOM…triumphs in Los Angeles”

– BBC Mundo

“…may be the best bang-for-your-buck entertainment in town.”

– Thrillist

“…no one that puts on a better lucha libre show than the folks at Lucha VaVOOM. Far wackier and wilder than most professional wrestling…Lucha VaVOOM lets its freak flag fly…”

 Nerdist

“Lucha VaVOOM is an underground celebration of all things perfect in this world…Lucha VaVOOM is what will pass for primetime entertainment when the polar ice caps finally melt and there’s not a single drop of oil left to be squeezed from the planet. In the post-apocalyptic future Lucha VaVOOM’s mix of ‘sexo y violencia’ will replace the Super Bowl, the Internet, and daytime television as humanity’s primary form of entertainment.”

– Complex

We would like thank Jacob Mask of Chummy PR for the press release.