PHOTOS: Ribbon Cutting Welcomes Republic of Lucha | Wrestling Legends Penta and Fenix Open New Gallery

PHOTO GALLERY OF RIBBON CUTTING FOR REPUBLIC OF LUCHA IN SOUTH PASADENA, STAY TUNED FOR FULL STORY AND INTERVIEWS WITH THE FAMOUS WRESTLING TEAM

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Members of City Council, South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Vecinos de South Pasadena welcome the Lucha Brothers and the Republic of Lucha during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 5

The first time watching the Lucha Brothers in action is like watching two supernatural entities unleashed; soaring through the air, exuding no fear, exhibiting incredible strength and stamina — monumental personalities and talents hidden beneath elaborate works of art, in the truest sense of the word.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Best Tag Team In The Universe, The Lucha Brothers; Rey Fenix (L) – and Penta Zero M (R)
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Republic of Lucha is a brand new, 4,000 sq ft retail store, gallery, event space, outdoor cinema and museum dedicated 100% to Lucha Libre
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Republic of Lucha is a brand new, 4,000 sq ft retail store, gallery, event space, outdoor cinema and museum dedicated 100% to Lucha Libre

Penta Zer0em and Rey Fenix, are two decorated veterans of the international wrestling circuit, sharing years of professional experience (and family lineage as brothers). Not only must the two have hundreds, if not thousands of stories to tell, they also have a shared passion for the sport with gallery cofounder, Javier Robles.

The newest, and highly unique, addition to the neighborhood was officially welcomed by South Pasadena City Council and the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 5.

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PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Members of City Council, South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Vecinos de South Pasadena welcome the Lucha Brothers and the Republic of Lucha during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 5
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Republic of Lucha is a brand new, 4,000 sq ft retail store, gallery, event space, outdoor cinema and museum dedicated 100% to Lucha Libre
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Members of City Council, South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Vecinos de South Pasadena welcome the Lucha Brothers and the Republic of Lucha during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 5

Above all else, the mission of the gallery is to share the rich culture and history of Lucha Libre, which commonly has been considered to have a more underground appeal in the states, but has seen a rise in popularity.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Republic of Lucha is a brand new, 4,000 sq ft retail store, gallery, event space, outdoor cinema and museum dedicated 100% to Lucha Libre
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Republic of Lucha is a brand new, 4,000 sq ft retail store, gallery, event space, outdoor cinema and museum dedicated 100% to Lucha Libre
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News |

The image of the luchador is is a relatively common depiction of Latinx culture for many, but the significance behind the sport, personas, and of course, the masks runs far deeper than what you may know.

Full story to follow, stay tuned for updates

 

Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.