Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show

(featuring world-class lucha libre-style wrestling, burlesque, aerialists, comedy, and more) returns to Los Angeles’ Mayan Theatre on Friday, Sept. 22nd

Show will also spotlight the critically acclaimed new feature film Cassandro,

based on the true life story of the legendary wrestler and premiering globally on

Prime Video this Sept. 22nd

Tickets available now

Click here to download artwork (seen above), images of Cassandro/performers, and film poster

Los Angeles, CA (September 14, 2023)—OnFriday, September 22nd, Lucha VaVOOM (LVV)will celebrate its biggest star, Cassandro, with The Queen of the Ring ─ a special tribute show honoring the trailblazing lucha libre wrestler and queer icon, who will be in attendance. The show will also spotlight the new, critically acclaimed feature film Cassandro (premiering globally Sept. 22nd on Prime Video), based on the inspiring true life story of the legendary wrestler, who defiantly fought homophobia throughout his career. More film info below and click here to watch the trailer, which will be screened at the venue to kick off The Queen of the Ring.

Tickets for this 21+ one-night glam/slam extravaganza, hosted at the historic The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles, are available now for $45.00‒$90.00 at

Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show has been wowing audiences across the globe for over 20 years with their brand of sexo y violencia. From L.A. to Tokyo, across the U.S. and Canada, and all the way to Australia, people go crazy for LVV’s perfect combination of world-class, professional lucha libre-style wrestling interspersed with high-octane burlesque performances, death-defying aerial acts, comedy, lowriders, folklórico dancers, mariachis, tequila, and more ─ all adding up to one unforgettable night. In February, LVV announced their Las Vegas residency, which kicked off in July at the legendary House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino with two shows. Dubbed 7 Deadly Sins, the residency’s next shows are set next February, with more dates to be announced.

Cassandro (credit: Michael Wise)

The lineup for The Queen of the Ring featuresworld-class professional lucha libre wrestling matches, including Rey Misterio (El Heredero) and Misterioso Jr. vs Las Shotas (featuring exóticos Diva Salvaje & Jessy Ventura Exóticos) in the main match. Other wrestlers confirmed include the legendary Pimpinela Escarlata, plus Bestia 666, Aério, Chupacabra, and Los Angeles de Cassandro (Cassandro’s guardian angels), as well as LVV fan favorites Magno “The Man Mountain” Rudo, Paquita, Li’l Cholo, Los Crazy Chickens, Chupacabra, and Dirty Sanchez (the scatological master of lucha libre, wowing LVV crowds since 2008 with his underhand, dirty tricks and his signature move “A Taste Of The Awful!”).

LVV promises to deliver incendiary burlesque goddesses, twisty contortionists, and death-defying aerialists, including Emma Vauxdevil (fire eater, sword swallower, tattooed burlesque goddess), Frankie Fictitious (one of burlesque’s most coveted performers, named Miss Exotic World in 2019, and a Burlesque Hall of Fame inductee), Làszlò Major (transcendent dancer, aerialist, and boylesque artist from New York’s Company XIV’s summer striptease show “Boylesque Bullfight” and Dita Von Teese’s Glamonatrix Tour), and the stunning and highly in-demand burlesque artist Skylar, making her LVV debut. Additionally, renowned Cypress Park-based group, The Xipe Totec Aztec dancers, are also set to perform. Plus, delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nights will be comedian host Blaine Capatch.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Roger Ross Williams, the new biopic Cassandrocaptures a specific moment in the life of Saúl Armendáriz (played by Golden Globe® winner Gael García Bernal), a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, TX, who rises to international stardom after he creates the character ‘Cassandro,’ the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life.

Cassandro artwork

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