TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Paula RAMON, "American burlesque meets Mexican wrestling in Lucha Vavoom"
Ring girl Catalina de la Rosa gets ready backstage before the Mexican masked wrestling performance and comedy Lucha VaVOOM at the Mayan Theater, in Los Angeles, California, on February 11, 2022. - Veronica Yune hangs upside down over the stage as she slowly undresses; below, wrestlers "Sexi" and "Mexi" gyrate their hips and steel themselves to face Dirty Sanchez in the ring. Welcome to the carnival world of Lucha Vavoom, a flamboyant mix of American burlesque and Mexican wrestling. The troupe is performing again in Los Angeles after a two-year pandemic hiatus. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)