Lucha libre, or freestyle wrestling, has been a staple of Mexican culture for more than a century. The high-flying acrobatic maneuvers of the luchadores are slowly (but surely) landing in rings stateside, as made evident by a sold-out Dec. 12 performance at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Ring the bell for Round 2 as MTV2's "Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors" presents The Mini Invasion. Starting at 6 p.m. today, prepare yourself for bouts featuring the very best pint-sized wrestlers competing for world-sized supremacy. Tickets range from $10 to $50 and can be obtained by visiting luchalibreusa.com.
“Masked Warriors” leaps into Albuquerque
It’s not often that Duke City denizens get to see a TV show being filmed. Sure, “Breaking Bad,” “In Plain Sight,” “Wildfire” and “Scoundrels” all made their mark on Albuquerque, lensing (and in the case of the first two, continuing to lens) lots of local landmarks. But aside from the random sighting of a film crew camped out Downtown, our opportunity to really see a show being shot is slim.