Where to watch Lucha Libre in Toronto
Maybe you're a fan a of the 2006 Jack Black movie Nacho Libre. Or perhaps you skipped that movie but are still interested in seeing Mexican-style wrestling. There's no need to turn to Netflix because you can now watch Lucha Libre live right here in Toronto.
Lucha Toronto is a relatively new organization in the city that's hosting its third, and biggest, event in Toronto on September 20. Founder Jordan Marques wrestled for 15 years before an injury prevented him from getting back in the ring. "I wanted to bring a Latin-based-style to Toronto," he says.
LuchaTO provides more than just an entertaining match. "It's very theatrical, very over the top, colourful," says Marques. "And the wrestlers, the performers are very acrobatic."
At the September event luchador Blue Demon Jr. and former WCW tag-team champion -- and current member of the Lucha Underground -- Vampiro, will face off. Both wrestlers have substantial followings across North America.
Alongside the choreographed matches, there's always light show and a selection Mexican food. Spectators arrive carrying blowhorns to cheer on their favourite masked wrestlers who enter the ring. Marques knows the crowds aren't there just for the fights. "You can see over-the-top cartoon characters that kids and adults can dig," he says.
The next LuchaTO event is next Sunday at La Liga in North York. Tickets start at $20.
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