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Cinco de Mayo celebrated lucha libre style

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Lucha libre wrestler Cholitito leaps onto Mini Matt Classic during their fight at the Lucha VaVOOM show as part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Mayan theatre in Los Angeles.

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Performers prepare backstage during the Lucha VaVoom's Cinco de Mayan show at the Mayan Theatre Los Angeles.

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Lucha libre wrestler Dr Maldad waits backstage before the Lucha VaVOOM show.

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Performers wait backstage during the Lucha Va Voom's Cinco de Mayan show at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Lucha libre wrestler Matt Classic arrives for his fight during the Lucha VaVOOM show.

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A Lucha libre wrestler leaps into the crowd during the Lucha VaVOOM.

Lucha VaVoom is the mixture of lucha libre (masked Mexican professional wrestling), comedy and striptease. During the annual Cinco de Mayo show, the company adds more “traditional” elements like Folklorico and Aztec dancers, mariachis, tequila, and something called “tamales from outer space.”

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the fifth of May, commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.

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Editor's note: Images shot on May 5, but made available to NBC News today.