Photos: Javier Soto takes on Lucha Libre champ


by Catherine Holland

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 14 at 11:20 AM

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Day at the game this Sunday, featuring Lucha Libre USA matches and activities before the game. Free pregame event starts at 11 a.m. along Fourth Street and Jackson.

In the run-up to this weekend's event, our own Javier Soto took on reigning Lucha Libre USA Champion Lizmark, Jr. -- much to Kaley O'Kelley's delight. (Watch the video above or click through the photos to the right to see how it went down.)

Hispanic Heritage Day
-Two Lucha Libre matches including ring announcer and full Lucha Libre experience
-Food Trucks
-Inflatables and games
-Lucha Libre USA Stars expected to participate: Lizmark, Jr., Mini Park, Chi Chi, Pequeno Halloween, Rocky Romero
-D-backs Luchador also expected to participate
-Folklorico dancers and Mariachi performers will provide entertainment in the ballpark prior to the game
-D-backs players will wear Los D-backs jerseys
-Fans can purchase raffle tickets at the game to win game-worn, autographed Los D-backs jerseys

Editor's note: Our beloved Javi was not harmed in the course of this segment.