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We love when Las Buxoticas and Los Luchadores come together at the Mayan Theater and entertain the eclectic masses. Having become so popular in its 3 year history, Lucha Va Voom added another show to their usual downtown Halloween massacre and LAist was there drunk off of tequila shots and vodka laced drinks poured with a heavy hand. We arrived just as the lovely ring managers and burlesque dancers drove up in their classic low riders. Outside of those ladies and their grand entrance which let us know they were part of the show, it was difficult to figure out who was in the act and who was merely an excited and obsessive fan dressed for the occasions. After buying our own Lucha masks, we settled in to enjoy the show.

Tom Kenny and Blaine Capatch didn't impress us much when we were here last year. In fact, we found them more of an annoyance than anything else but this year, with the help of Dana Gould, they were much more entertaining and even funny at times. We have to give Blaine props for taking a great bump from Dr. Wagner in the Main Event (and best match of the night). Cassandro, Mistico (making his first US appeareance) and the Blue Panther fought for at least 20 minutes with Cassandro's fey antics and Mistico's high flying act wowing the crowd. As the match spilled out into the audience, some drunk fan tried to get in on the action and was escorted out in a very real half-nelson by the burly security team. All to the delight of everyone in attendance. We also were treated to some of our other favorites like the Poubelle sisters, Chilango and The Human Tornado but nothing can match the power of the smallest man in the ring: Tsuki!

Not even during the grand strip teases of Ursulina, Summer Peaches, Erochia Bamboo and newcomer Delores were the chants louder than they were whenever Tsuki appeared. His acrobatics and power against the Rudos seeking to do him wrong are always crowd pleasers because we know it's hard out here for an imp.

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The show is sold out tonight but they will be releasing a few ringside and general admission tickets at the door. We're tempted to go back to see if Chilango and Kid Durango can work together against a common foe and catch Kitten DeVille and Ming Dynatease who didn't perform last night. And, of course, to see the most interesting mix of Los Angeles you could imagine in the stands.

Lucha...

Va Voom!

photo by hexod.us used courtesy of a creative commons license (our own photo gallery hopefully coming soon).