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Mini wrestler the Green Fuzz checks his phone moments before competing in the Lucha VaVoom "All Mini, Black Light Battle Royale," at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

'Ojo del Mal' (The Evil Eye) gets ready to battle at Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Raven Virginia dances to the Tenacious D song "The Metal" at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Dancer Moana Santana's thigh-high vinyl boots cast a long shadow as she performs during Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lucha VaVoom comedian and emcee Blaine Capatch keeps the mood light in between wrestling matches and dance routines at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Lucha VaVoom wrestler Cassandro, left, enters the ring to an approving Gilligan, Thurston Howell III and wife, Lovey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Zombie dancers perform to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" between wrestling matches at Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Wrestlers, comedians and exotic dancers drew an appreciate crowd to the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Flamboyant costumes and high-flying wrestling moves were part of the show at Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Wrestlers and dancers gather backstage during Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A patron in an Insane Clown Posse mask bellies up to the bar during Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A Lucha VaVoom luchador traverses a stairway to the locker room moments before a match at the Mayan Theater.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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These guys don’t need Halloween.  At Lucha VaVoom, Halloween is redundant, as they feature a crazy stew of exotic dancers, luchadors and mini zombie dancers.

Set in the backdrop of the historic Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles, thousands of enthusiastic spectators, many dressed for the holiday, were treated to a nonstop barrage of sound, color, action and tons of laughs.  There was something to satisfy anyone’s taste in this nicely conceived take on the art of burlesque.

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