Cultural Heritage

LUCHA VAVOOM DE LA LIZ RETURNS: WELCOME TO TIJUANA (OPENING NIGHT)

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$45-$125    |  May 29, 2024  |  7:00PM - 9:00PM

(ALSO MAY 30) Following a sold-out Valentine’s engagement, Lucha VaVoom de La Liz (LVVDLL)—where world-class professional lucha libre wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide—is returning for a two-night glam/slam extravaganza on Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th at their historic home venue The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles.

 

Dubbed Welcome to Tijuana, LVVDLL’s May shows will set your heart ablaze with an unforgettable array of superstar wrestlers, along with daring aerialists and alluring burlesque gods and goddesses mixing LVVDLL’s brand of sexo y violencia like never before. Tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now for $45.00‒$125.00 at LuchaVaVoomdeLaLiz.com.


Co-founded in 2002 by Liz Fairbairn and Rita D’Albert as Lucha VaVOOM (LVV), Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show has been wowing audiences across the globe for over 20 years. In February 2022, LVV re-emerged out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Fairbairn alone curating, producing, directing, and financing close to twenty Lucha VaVOOM shows through 2023 (including LVV’s 20th anniversary celebration throughout 2022, as well as the launch of a Las Vegas residency at the legendary House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, which kicked off in July, 2023 with two shows, with more dates to come this year). As LVV’s sole producer for the last two years, Fairbairn also oversaw and directed a special tribute show (Sept. ‘23), in partnership with Amazon Prime Video, honoring her close friend and one of LVV’s biggest stars, the trailblazing lucha libre wrestler and queer icon Cassandro. Plus, Fairbairn brokered two unique cross-promotional collaborations for LVV with major movie studios, including with Sony Pictures for their original action thriller film Bullet Train (July ‘22) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ for their feature film Blue Beetle (August ‘23). Now Fairbairn heads into 2024 with her new production company ‒ Lucha VaVoom de La Liz. Says Fairbairn, “I could not be more grateful for my awesome and dedicated production team, and our spectacular international talent. I look forward to exploring new ground creatively and new collaborations, as well as getting our show into new markets.”


The wrestling lineup for the May engagement features Taya Valkyrie (AEW superstar and four-time AAA Reina de Reinas champion), Pagano (incredible wrestler from Juárez, Chihuahua whose ring character is that of a psychotic clown, and in 2016 he rose to national and international attention when he wrestled in AAA’s biggest annual show), Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo, Extreme Tiger (former TNA and AAA champion), Borracho Camacho, Kitsun, fan favorite Li'l Cholo, Los Crazy Chickens, the unidentified flying object and perennially airborne Jack Cartwheel, Aéreo, Vegas’ Black Swan, Lady Pink, Amazona, Paquita (the drag wrestling version of the GRAMMY®-nominated Mexican singer Paquita la del Barrio), and Dirty Sanchez, the scatological master of lucha libre with his underhand dirty tricks and signature move “A Taste Of The Awful!”


LVVDLL promises to deliver incendiary burlesque gods and goddesses, twisty contortionists, and death-defying aerialists, including Frankie Fictitious (one of burlesque’s most coveted performers, named Miss Exotic World in 2019, and a Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee), Emma Vauxdevil (fire eater, sword swallower, and tattooed burlesque queen), Ruby Champagne (multi-award-winning international burlesque performer and #29 on Burlesque Top 50 in 2021), and Marie Devilreux (Brazilian bombshell and international burlesque, fire, aerial showgirl).

 

Delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nights will be LVV’s long-time comedian host Blaine Capatch, with a surprise co-host to be announced, and returning as ring announcer is Argentine screen star and international heartthrob Ignacio Serricchio.