EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Masks are for everyone in the pandemic, but during next week’s special Lucha Libre drive-in experience at the El Paso County Coliseum, they might have more sparkle.
The Lucha PALOOZA in the Desert Drive-In event is scheduled for Saturday at the Coliseum featuring Cinta De Oro — former WWE Superstar Sin Cara.
This first of its kind event features Los Colon Primo and Epico vs. Cinta De Oro as the main event. There will be a special guest performance by Billboard Top 100 Grammy Award nominee Frankie J.
Victor Apodaca, Jr., owner of Vago Promotion, said this is is the first of two events scheduled — a second one is set for Dec. 17. Apodaca said this is a chance for lucha libra to experience a rebirth in the Sun City.
“This is something we’ve been planning for a while, is the resurrection of wrestling,” he said. “It’s the birthplace (of lucha libre),” Apodaca said.
The performers will be wrestling inside the Coliseum, while spectators will watch outside on big screens. Apodaca said the parking lot will have a checkerboard parking to allow spectators to watch the event with plenty of space to socially distance.
The event will also include concessions with food trucks.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the Lucha begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available now at www.universe.com between $60 to $200 for four passengers.