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EXTREME LUCHA LIBRE RETURNING TO UNITED STATES AT EXPO LUCHA IN PHILLY

By Mike Johnson on 2022-05-24 09:12:00

Expo Lucha issued the following:

EXTREME LUCHA LIBRE PRO WRESTLING RETURNS TO THE UNITED STATES AT FORMER ECW ARENA FOR TWO MARQUEE LIVE EVENTS

Philadelphia, PA - Extreme Championship Wrestling Stars and Luchadores PSYCHOSIS and SUPER CRAZY to headline two major events at the former ECW Arena in South Philadelphia, featuring a loaded line up of mask wearing and face painted Lucha Libre icons, along with today’s highest flying, and death-defying luchadors. Live events are scheduled to take place at the former ECW Arena, now 2300 Arena, on Saturday, June 11th 8pm and Sunday June 12th 2022 5:30pm. The 2300 Arena is located at 2300 South Swanson Street in South Philadelphia, PA.

Since Lucha Libre’s introduction in Mexico during the early 20th century, the sport has developed into a unique genre of professional wrestling, that is characterized by colorful masks, rapid sequences, of holds and maneuvers, as well as "high-flying" acrobatics. Experience the authentic presentation and thrill of Lucha Libre at both live events scheduled at the 2300 Arena.   

Talent from around the world has been assembled for these rare east coast appearances and live shows, such as Psychosis, Super Crazy, Dragon Lee, Laredo Kid, Ultimo Dragon, Lince Dorado, Tinieblas Jr. & Alushe, Octagón, Pirata Morgan, Solar, Black Taurus, Reina Dorada, Lady Maravilla, Keyra, Damian 666, Mr. Iguana, Super Astro Jr., Solar Jr., Arez, Aeroboy, Bestia 666, Mecha Wolf, Gringo Loco, Astrolux (Drago Boy), Demus, Papadon, Ultimo Ant (fka Green Ant), Air Show (fka Xyberhawx), Frightmare, Smiley, Azrieal, with the complete lineup listed at expolucha.com 

In the mid-1990s, ECW promoter Paul Heyman was looking to replace some of his wrestlers who began working for WCW. Heyman contacted the popular luchador, Konnan El Barbaro, asking for recommendations of luchadores who could make an impact with wrestling fans, even if they would not be well-known at first. Rey Mysterio, Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, Konnan, and Super Crazy, soon made their way to ECW and for the first time, fans and viewers of the English-language wrestling program got an up close look at the style, characters, and high-flying acrobatics of lucha libre.

EXPO LUCHA is the world's largest lucha libre convention, and the only one held outside of Mexico, that brings its one-of-a-kind fan experience to the legendary 2300 Arena in Philadelphia June 11-12, 2022.  In addition to two marquee live wrestling events, there is a bonus showcase show featuring some of the best up and coming talent from across the United States; along with two days filled with meet and greet opportunities, panels, contests and more. For more information, VIP packages, live event tickets, and Expo Lucha tickets please visit expolucha.com

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