Lucha Las Vegas sent us the following press release on Monday announcing their first live event:
LUCHA LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES BANDS FOR DEBUT SHOW.
L.A.’S CHOTTO GHETTO TO BATTLE MEXICALI’S THE KRANEOS LIVE ON STAGE!
Aside from being the first Las Vegas stage show based around lucha libre and featuring not only action-packed high-flying pro wrestling bouts, but an on-stage spectacular as well which will include former WWE star SiNN Bhodi’s “too extreme for the PG world of WWE” circus freak stunts and super sexy don’t-call-them-divas performing in front of wrestling fans like never before, Lucha Las Vegas will feature the shows’ stars entrance music played by live bands who will also do battle among against each other!
Representing the good guys, known in lucha libre as “técnicos,” will be Mexicali band The Kraneos (thekraneos.com). As unique as lucha is to Las Vegas, so areThe Kraneos to the Baja California music scene. This horrorpunk/psychobilly band followed in the vein of American bands like the Misfits and Tiger Army to bring a new sound to their region. This lead to a number of opportunities to play shows with the likes of The Adicts, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Marky Ramone along with other popular American and British punk and psychobilly acts. Now, The Kraneos head to The Silver State for the first time ever to be part of theLucha Las Vegas debut!
The “rudos,” or bad guys, of the night will be represented by Los Angeles’ Chotto Ghetto (chottoghetto.com) a post-hardcore band who draws influences from the likes of The Mars Volta, Faith No More, and Bad Brains. Assembled in 2005, they have released and toured behind three EPs through Quote Unquote Records, all available for free download at their website. They are currently in the studio working on their full-length debut for Asian Man Records, due this summer, followed by extensive touring.
The bands will share the stage to provide the soundtrack to which wrestlers will storm to the ring, but before the show is over, they will go head -to-head and battle it out, musically speaking, in an all out war of which their can only be one winner, and that winner will be decided by the live audience.
Live bands playing wrestler’s theme songs and going to war themselves is only one aspect of what makes Lucha Las Vegas unlike any other Vegas or pro wrestling related show in the world! Lucha Las Vegas is the only Vegas show to bring the biggest stars of the masked and mysterious world of Mexican wrestling to the city of Sin. Guest starring in the debut spectacular will be none other than the four of the biggest stars in lucha libre direct from Mexico: the original La Parka, LA Park, who set Ted Turner’s WCW on fire with his lucha antics and who can be currently seen starring on AAA Lucha Libre on Galavision; “La Leyenda Azul” Blue Demon Jr., one of Mexico’s most popular grapplers; Hijo De Rey Misterio, 3rd generation lucha royalty who stars in the Pay Per View series Viva La Lucha; and the 4′ 3″ Octagoncito, the World Mini’s Champion.
Lucha Las Vegas will also feature former WWE Smackdown star SiNN Bohdi, who was known as the circus freak “Kizarney,” performing stunts much too extreme for the PG world of the WWE. Alongside SiNN will his lovely wife and assistant Stacy, better known to wresting fans as former WWE Diva “The Kat.” But Stacy isn’t the only former diva now dolling up for Lucha Las Vegas, as Shelly Martinez, who was known as “Ariel” in the WWE, will serve as “Head Official” for the action and make sure all the super sexy referees keep law and order inside the ring.
Plus, wrestling fans may know Lizzy Valentine from her appearances on MTV’s Wrestling Society X and the syndicated series Wrestlicious, but they have never seen her perform the way she will at the Lucha Las Vegas debut as the hottest female free agent in the business will make her first ever appearance poll dancing for wrestling fans!
Lucha Las Vegas debuts on Friday night, January 7, 2011, at 7:30 PM at The Crown Nightclub inside The Rio “All-Suite” Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For tickets and more information on the show log on to LuchaLasVegas.com. Tickets are also available at The Rio box office or TheCrownVegas.com.