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Lucha VaVoom Redefines Valentine’s Day

LOS ANGELES: This extravaganza for lovers is filled with Mexican wrestling and burlesque dancers.

This Valentine’s Day, the true romanticos of Los Angeles gathered downtown at the historic Mayan Theatre for the sold-out Lucha VaVoom’s Valentine’s Sextacular Mexican wrestling extravaganza. Both true Lucha Libre fans and first-time observers were captivated by the nonstop Sexo Y Violencia provided by hulking luchadores and buxom burlesque dancers. The Rudos — or bad guys — dominated the evening, winning three of four rounds against the Technicos.

But the playing-by-the-rules Technicos made a tiny comeback in the midget-wrestling round with their unstoppable team, led by flying Cupido and nimble transsexual Cassandro. The best was yet to come: the Super Estrella luchadore smackdown. El Chupacabra, Mysterioso, Chilango, and Blue Demon Jr. brought the crowd to its feet with a hailstorm of folding chairs and body slams — the perfect backdrop to a tequila-fueled, love-filled evening. SARA TORELLO / PHOTOS BY DYLAN HART

We asked: Sexo o violencia? ¿Por que?