Lucha Xtreme wrestler Zero, grew up in the Mountain Area attending Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee and Yosemite High School. Now 33, Zero, aka Nicholas Murray, will return to Oakhurst to participate in the 10-12 match Lucha Xtreme Wrestling event at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Oakhurst Elk's Lodge, 42484 Highway 41.
The matches will be taped for "Lucha Xtreme" that airs every Saturday at 9 p.m. on KAIL-TV channel 53, channel 713 on Dish and channel 10 on Northland Communications. The matches filmed in Oakhurst will appear on TV two to three weeks after the event.
Murray has been wrestling for about five years, the last year with Lucha.
Murray recently quit his full time job in pest control to spend more time in his pursuit of a wrestling career.
"I train two hours a day about three days a week under the tutelage of 'Raging Bull' Manny Fernandez at the Pro Wrestling Center in Fresno," Murray said.
Zero and Al Azar, 'good guys," in the Lucha wrestling world, appeared at the Wasuma Elementary School Fall Festival Oct. 26 to promote the event, meet children and sign autographs.
Lucha Xtreme Wrestling Entertainment is an entertainment company that mixes the flair and action of lucha libre wrestling with the showmanship of American professional wrestling.
"This is our first time venturing into the Oakhurst area with a TV taping of the hit television program 'Lucha Xtreme,'" said Lance Cardoza, president and CEO of Lucha Xtreme Wrestling Entertainment. "On Nov. 9 we plan to entertain the fans with some hard-hitting action."
James Olinger with Luch Xtreme, said the wrestlers will shock and awe audience members with their athleticism and physical skills.
In addition to "Zero" and the masked Al Azar, scheduled to appear in Oakhurst are "God of War" Kratos, "INS Legacy" Brian Tannen, wrestling legend "Raging Bull" Manny Fernandez, and current LX World Champion "Heartbeat of America" Johnny Plinko.
Murray said those attending the event will see "a family-friendly, professional and entertaining wrestling exhibition."
Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for reserved ringside seating and $25 for VIP ringside tickets that include a 6 p.m. meet-and-greet with the wrestlers and an Xtreme t-shirt.
Tickets are available at The Produce Place in Oakhurst, Alfonso's Hideaway Mexican Restaurant in Coarsegold, the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee,the Elks Lodge, or online luchaxtreme.showare.com.