The sequined masks will come out tonight when Primos Hardcore & Wrestling unveils its new league of talented ring fighters for the inaugural edition of Primos REVoLUCHA. A fusion of the exotic wrestling style of Mexican lucha libre and Primos' patented high-flying, body-slamming fights, REVoLUCHA promises the best of both brutal worlds.
"Lucha is a way to bring in new fans of Primos while showcasing the untapped talent of guys from Mexico who are now training at our gym," says Primos owner Joe "Joey Terrofyn" McDougal. The gym, Primos Butcher Shop, is where lucha and hardcore-wrestling champs like tonight's fighter -- Bestia Salvaje II, Chongo Negro, Brokeback Billy and Golden Star -- train for this hybrid of extreme fighting.
The show also marks the return of Primos to Red & Jerry's, at 1840 West Oxford Avenue in Sheridan, an early supporter of the freestyle wrestling league. While the company will continue to work with its other home venue, Casselman's, McDougal says Red & Jerry's has always been a good fit for Primos events.
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Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and matches begin at 7. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.primoswrestling.com or at the door.
Fri., Feb. 3, 7 p.m., 2012