On March 9th the University of Puget Sound hosted the 2nd (now annual) Lucha de Sound, which as far as we know, is the only annual lucha libre show at any college in the United States.
If I am allowed to say so, Lucha de Sound II was AWESOME. Los luchadores brought their A-game, the audience was stellar, and our ring announcers–one of whom was local personality Jake Stratton–were top-notch. We debuted 4 luchadores, including our first luchadora and our first exótico, in front of over 1000 fans who came from as far away as Texas (gracias a mis padres!), but mostly from Tacoma and the surrounding communities. Photos from the event can be found on the Lucha Libre Volcánica Facebook page.
In the main event, I teamed up with my partner from last year, CMLL alum Astro Imperial, to take on Prófugo & current LLV Champion, X-Man. After a long and arduous battle, we came out on top–with the help of Astro’s son. Video to follow.
We also debuted a new “remix” of our logo:
Shirts and bumper stickers are available now. Our online store is a work in progress.
In other news, we made some excellent contacts via the show, and I am happy to announce that we will be doing a photo shoot with Jimmy Bazan this June. Jimmy is an exceptionally talented photographer, and has shot for talents such as El Vez and Macklemore.
Being involved with event coordination always makes for an exhausting event. But alas, I’m back in La Escuela de Lucha Libre…
More to follow, including: LLV performing with local burlesque performers, update on LLV’s nonprofit venture, and my eventual return to Mexico!