Locals lube up for Lube-Ra-Dora wrestling event Saturday
Post by Nathan J Comp on 3/22/2012 4:30pm
Eight masked men and women will go toe-to-toe in 10 gallons of lube during Saturday night’s Lube-Ra-Dora: Lucha-Lube Wrestling event at the Inferno.
“There’s going to be a lot of man-on-man, woman-on-woman, team-on-team, hot, lubed-up wrestling action,” says event co-founder Alistair Loveless. “People can expect to have a ridiculously good time.”
Loveless and his girlfriend, Evalynn Vyle, had talked for some time of doing a wrestling event, but were stuck on how to keep it from being a corny affair. They stumbled upon the answer last year while visiting Mexico, where they purchased a slew of lucha wrestling masks.
“Why can’t we just have masked wrestling?” he recalls them asking. “That way we can get everyone from strippers to whomever, and you don’t see who they are so it adds a little bit more mystery to it.”
But then came the problem of pairing up contenders, who came in all shapes and sizes and with various levels of experience.
“We’ve got people who’ve been doing jiu jitsu for a couple of years and people who’ve trained as wrestlers,” he says.
Enter the 10 gallons of lube, which Loveless calls “the great equalizer.”
“The lube basically turns it into a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos where there’s no strategy whatsoever,” he says.
Throughout the event, Loveless and Vyle will employ lube guns, buckets of lube and lube-filled balloons to maintain a level playing field for all eight contenders.
“It’s the best lube we found,” he says. “It cleans up really well and it’s not super gross, although it does have the look and consistency of jizz, which is really pretty gross,” he says.
But that hasn’t deterred folks from wanting to roll around in the stuff. The first Lucha-Lube event, held last August, generated so much buzz that for Saturday’s event auditions were held. “That’s a lot of lube and a lot of people,” he says. “It’s going to be a wonderful time.”
Lube-Ra-Dora: Lucha-Lube Wrestling begins Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Inferno on Commercial Ave. Tickets are $8.50 in advance; $10 at the door.