Unique stage show fuses Mexican wrestling, burlesque

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's hard to say which zany circus-like act wins over the audience at Lucha VaVoom.

Perhaps it's the transvestite wrestler who swan-dives from a third-story balcony to pin his opponent to the concrete floor.

It could be the two female high-wire acrobats who strip nearly naked and spin high above the arena secured only by scarves.

Or maybe it's the three-person masked wrestling tag teams each composed of a man, a woman and a dwarf.

Whatever it is, get ready, because this esoteric hybrid of American burlesque and Mexican wrestling could be coming to a theater near you.

After this year's annual Cinco de Mayo shows earlier this week, it arrived in Chicago on Saturday. Shows are tentatively planned later in the year in Florida and Japan.

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