— Former WWE Tough Enough contestant Jeremiah Riggs (7-5) returns to MMA on Friday night at Bellator 61, fighting on the preliminary card against Trey Houston (8-0). Riggs is on a five-fight win streak, but has not fought since January of 2011. The fight will be shown on Spike.com.
— Lucha Libre USA sent out the following today…
Lucha Libre USA has announced that it will embark on a nationwide “Masked Warriors Live” tour in major Hispanic markets including Reno, NV, Stockton, San Jose, Los Angeles and Fresno, CA, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, TX, as well as Phoenix, AZ, with other markets in the works.
With over 50 million Hispanics living in the U.S. Lucha Libre USA’s live events are exploding in popularity and being the only company in America dedicated entirely to Mexican pro wrestling, Lucha Libre USA “Masked Warriors Live” will feature its exclusive world-class roster of Luchastars including Lizmark Jr., Super Nova, Pequeño Halloween, Marco Corleone, Shane “Hurricane” Helms and El Oriental. Additional special guests appearances will include former WCW star, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Latin Lover, former WWE Diva’s Melina and Jillian Hall as well as Mexican legends LA Park and Blue Demon Jr. The tour will also include controversial wrestler and pro – SB1070 supporter, RJ Brewer. Dr Pepper TEN has signed on as the tour’s official soft drink sponsor with Volaris as Lucha Libre USA’s official airline.
Every ‘ Masked Warriors Live ‘ event begins with a free pre-show, featuring fun and entertainment before the real action begins. Fans can also opt for a VIP experience, which features a meet and greet with our Luchastars, where they can have their photograph taken with their favorite characters and have their autograph books signed. Fans are highly encouraged to show up dressed as their favorite Luchastar, awarding prizes to the best-dressed, loudest fan with the most creative sign.
Playing at some of the biggest arenas in the country the beginning tour dates are as follows with many more to be announced….
Masked Warriors Live Tour Schedule
March 23 Reno, NV- Reno Events Center
March 25 Stockton, CA- Stockton Arena
March 30 San Jose, CA- HP Pavilion
April 13 Los Angeles, CA – Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State
April 14 Fresno, CA- Selland Arena
April 20 Houston, TX- Verizon Wireless Theater
April 22 Dallas, TX- Mesquite Arena
April 29 Phoenix Arizona – Celebrity Theatre
May 11 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
May 12 Austin, TX – Round Rock Express
Tickets are available at major ticket sources such as TicketMaster and LiveNation. For more information visit MaskedWarriors.com, Facebook.com/MaskedWarriors and follow us on Twitter @LuchaLibreUSA.