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Get ready for some awesome Lucha Libre USA Mexican Wrestling action, coming to The Event Center at San Jose State University April 12. April 9-12, LuchaStars Lizmark Jr. Mini Park; The Firewall Jon Rekon; and Pequeno Halloween set aside their differences and take a stand against bullying, plus make a pre-show press appearances at schools, stores and clubs.

The Lucha Libre USA phenomenon is an immensely entertaining, fast-growing brand of wrestling born in Mexico, transplanted to the U.S. and enjoying burgeoning popularity, especially among the Hispanic community. In advance of each city’s show on The Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors 2013 National “United We Stand” Tour, wrestlers visit local schools, clubs and stores to bring their positive, anti-bullying message to kids and fans in a program called Masked Warriors Battle Bullying.

Outside the ring, the Luchastars, Luchadors and Chicastars use their superstardom to convince mainly elementary school youngsters and after-school program kids that bullying is unacceptable. “Hearing the message from their heroes really drives the point home,” says Alex Abrahantes, Lucha Libre USA’s Vice President. “The campaign is our way of giving back to the community.”

The United We Stand tour line up will include a bigger roster of stars than ever, including RJ Brewer; Lizmark Jr.; Marco Corleone a former WWE star who stars on Mexico’s hottest telenovela, Porque el Amor Manda; The Firewall Jon Rekon; Stevie Richards; Psicosis; El Hijo Del Fantasma; Super Crazy; Super Nova; Pequeno Halloween; Mascara Purpura; Solar; Melina; Shane “Hurricane” Helms, and many more.

Sponsored by Dr. Pepper, Lucha Libre USA has become well known for its interactive, fan and family-friendly spin on sports entertainment, encouraging its followers to attend events dressed up as their favorite Luchastar, awarding prizes for the best costume, loudest supporter and the most creative sign. Free preshow activities get the crowd energized and people who purchase VIP tickets have the opportunity to attend an exclusive meet and greet with the wrestlers.

Additional sponsors include Mexican airline Volaris and West Coast-based electronic and appliance retailer Curacao. Lucha Libre USA is the only company in America dedicated entirely to Mexican pro wrestling. Almost a religion in Mexico, where it rivals soccer in attendance, lucha libre (free wrestling) boasts a 75-year history of colorful, fun-for-the-whole family entertainment. With over 50 million Hispanics living in the U.S. and a huge contingent of American wrestling fans, the spirited, action-packed spectacular is literally growing by leaps and bounds. Defying gravity with highly athletic, thoroughly exhilarating moves, the 2013 United We Stand Tour brings Mexican wresting to an entirely new level.

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