Staff Report

The masked luchadores of Rocky Roman’s Fuerza Mexicana Lucha Libre are ready to invade the Chumash Casino Resort for a night of professional wrestling in the Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20.

Mexico’s lucha libre is a distinct style of pro wrestling that features athletes who are typically more agile and perform more aerial maneuvers than in the U.S. brand of the sport.

Nearly all of the wrestlers wear colorful masks – a tradition dating back to the birth of lucha libre in the 1930s.

The main event will feature L.A. Park with Solar vs. Blue Demon Jr. and Fuerza Guerrera. The rest of the card is subject to change.

L.A. Park gained fame when he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in the 1990s, performing as “La Parka.” He was a mainstay in WCW’s cruiserweight division from 1996-2000 and was nicknamed “the chairman of WCW” for his use of a steel chair during both his ring entrance (mostly air guitar) and his matches.

Blue Demon Jr. is the adopted son of the lucha libre legend Blue Demon and is the first Mexican wrestler to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

He won the belt in 2008 by defeating Adam Pearce, an NWA Hall of Famer inductee, which propelled him to fame throughout Mexico. The masked wrestler has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies, yet his true identity is unknown.

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