These days athletics are fraught with problems, whether they be skyrocketing ticket prices, the game-tainting specter of steroids, or the alarming lack of flamboyant transvestite wrestlers and mid-competition striptease. Goodbye third problem, hello Lucha VaVoom
Coming to Chicago for a one-night-only performance at the Congress Theater after tearing the roof off of the West Coast, LVV promises to deliver the "sexo y violencia" in an over-the-top extravaganza of intense masked wrestling, lurid burlesque, and high comedy, basically condensing your parents' anniversary trip to Vegas into a few hours.
Highlighting the wrestling portion of the evening will be Cassandro, the glamorous "Queen of the Ring" and Lightweight World Champ; fan favorites and aptly costumed Crazy Chickens, who allegedly wrestled their way to freedom from a noted fried chicken chain; and rivals Cuije and El Alebrije squaring off in a psychodelic black light match for the coveted Party Accessory Owned By Creepy Dudes Belt.
The heartstopping bouts are interspersed with equally heartstopping stripteases from the likes of musician and occasional catfighter Ursulina, hula hoop mistress Karis, and exotic Lux La Croix, who has choreographed for the likes of JLo and Whitney Houston, and now has finally hit the big time.
Because boobies and mild violence all feel kinda empty without a good chuckle, the ringside announcers keep things moving with a Mystery Science Theater 3000-like stream of running commentary, compensating for your evening-tainting lack of anything remotely interesting to say.
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