You don’t have to write in to Ask a Mexican to find out about Lucha Libre. All you have to do is show up to the Maverik Center on Sunday night to discover why Lucha Libra is a 75-year-old tradition in Mexico that trails only soccer in popularity. It’s a form of wrestling that combines high-flying acrobatics with larger-than-life personalities wearing incredibly cool masks that—let’s admit it—we’d all love to wear to work if we thought we could get away with it.
Until recently, many Americans only knew about what some refer to as an “art form” through what they had seen in the 2006 comedy Nacho Libre, starring Jack Black. Now, the cult TV show Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors is entering its second season on MTV2 featuring stars with names like Octagoncito, Charly Malice and the San Juan Kid and staging over-the-top battles between good guys and bad guys—or technicos vs. rudos. The luchadores will bring all the drama from the show to Utah.
Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors @ Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 800-745-3000, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., $15-$50. MaverikCenter.com