This past Saturday, Masked Republic and FanGirl Brand Management presented their second Expo Lucha Virtual delivering nearly seven hours of streaming content to lucha libre and pop culture fans around the globe – absolutely free.
Now, we’re breaking it down for you and providing easy links directly to each segment!
- CAN’T MISS INTERVIEWS •
Special Interview: Cassandro el Exotico with Denise Salcedo
Denise Salcedo (Wrestling Observer/Figure Four, Fightful, WrestleTalk, Collider) gets viewers up close and personal with groundbreaking luchador, “The Liberace of Lucha Libre” Cassandro el Exótico. From being part of a revolution which changed representation in the ring to his life story now being turned into a film starring Gael García Bernal, Cassandro has so many amazing stories to tell!
Masks, Mats & Mayhem Special Interview with Vampiro! (PARENTAL ADVISORY)
The Lucha Central Podcast Network series Masks, Mats & Mayhem is joined by legendary luchador, Vampiro, to talk about his meteoric rise to fame in Mexico, the global stardom he achieved in WCW, being an integral part of Lucha Underground and what’s next in his epic career.
- INFO PACKED PANELS •
WTH is NFT? Digital Collectibles Panel presented by Blockparty – Learn about the new crazy world of NFTs and digital collectibles and what is going to make the Blockparty platform different, including not needing cryptocurrency to get NFTs. Plus, learn how to get a FREE Expo Lucha poster NFT from famed artist Jeffrey Everett a.k.a. Rockets Are Red.
Boss Fight Studio Panel: The Action Figure Process – Learn about the 1 year process from concept to completion for an action figure and see the latest art for Legends of Lucha Libre‘s Fanaticos series Wave 2 featuring Vampiro, Ultimo Dragon, Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Black Taurus.
Lucha Libre & Pro Wrestling Merch In Pop Culture Panel with Joe Enriquez from Hot Topic, Ryan Barkan from Pro Wrestling Tees and Kevin Kleinrock from Masked Republic. How does non-WWE merch make it into the mainstream? Hear stories from the people making it happen.
- SERIOUSLY FUN SEGMENTS •
Ring Of Love™️ Dating Game! Who are the mystery luchadores? (PARENTAL ADVISORY)
Suitors Mr. Iguana, Black Taurus and Bad Guy Tito compete to win a date with lucha superfan Lizzy from Phily.
Eat Like A Luchador Cooking Segment with Salina de la Renta. Masked Republic‘s “Eat Like A Luchador” cookbook arrives in bookstores everywhere on June 1st (pre-order now on Amazon in the U.S., U.K., Mexico and Canada or ask for it at your favorite bookstore). With over 50 recipes from luchadores and others from the lucha world, join Major League Wrestling‘s Salina de la Renta and her mom as they prepare their Puerto Rican Cornbread recipe from the book in this super fun Spanglish (with subtitles) segment.
- MUST SEE MATCHES •
MaskedMania Match: Latin Dragon & Ultimo Panda Vs. Hallowicked & Frightmare
MaskedMania Match: Cassandro el Exotico Vs. “Spartan” Matt Cross
Lucha Time Match: King Rex, Rey Leon & Mr. Puma Vs. Alex Black, Kratos & Dragon King
MaskedMania Match: Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & Papadon Vs. Ophidian Cobra, Amasis & Green Ant
MaskedMania Match: Maestros Championship – El Solar Vs. Negro Navarro
MaskedMania Match: Sabu & Damian 666 & Bestia 666 Vs. Homicide & Blk Jeez & Ruckus
MaskedMania Main Event: L.A. PARK Vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.
Lucha Time Bonus Matches
- Origen Vs. Epydemius Vs. Toxin Vs. Fulgor
- IWRG Lightweight Championship Match: Baby Xtreme (C) Vs. Prometeo
- Hijo de Dos Caras Vs. The Mummy
- Y mas
LIVE AUTOGRAPH SIGNING with Psychosis! Pre-order masks & photos at LuchaShop.com
Why watch back a live autograph signing? Well, Psychosis did more than just sign autographs. He also answered some fan questions AND he decided to go ahead and have Masked Republic’s Founder & CEO Ruben Zamora break the news that the legendary luchador will be RETIRING within the next year. The revealed that the original plan was for 2021 to be the year of his retirement tour, but with Covid, he’s going to delay and give one final year in the ring during which his select bookings will be managed by Masked Republic. One fan asked who he’d like to face from today’s talents and he indicated he would love to have a match with current WWE Superstar Lince Dorado before all is said and done.
A panel of 5 luchadores judged these contests with winners receiving cool, custom, collectible prizes
- Cosplay Campeonato! Winner Adriana G for her little ones dressed as Nacho and Ignacio from Nacho Libre!
- Customize It: Fans submit their own custom mask designs for a chance to bring it to life created by a professional luchador mask craftsman. Winner Israel Garcia.
- Fan-tastic Figure Fight: The best custom figure makers go head-to-head to impress luchadores with their skills and a panel of superstars will crown one the Champion of Custom Figures. Winner Alisa Blacklaw (Forbidden Figures)
Head to ProWrestlingTees.com/expolucha now and grab the awesome limited edition merch designed by Rockets Are Red and the brand new Psychosis and Dragon Lee Micro Brawler tees! Designs are only available for a limited time!
We want to thank everyone who watched live an we can’t wait to return to LIVE, in-person Expo Lucha events as soon as we can!
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