"Lucha Underground" is a character-driven, freestyle wrestling series on El Rey Network.

The five Luchadores joining the series directly from Lucha Libre AAA include Blue Demon, Jr, son of the legendary original Blue Demon and is the first Mexican and the second masked wrestler to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship; Sexy Star, who has held the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship and FILL Women's Wrestling Championship; Fenix, the inaugural AAA Fusión Champion (March 2013) has also wrestled in Japan for Pro Wrestling Noah and Pro Wrestling Wave; Drago is a dead dragon, a character brought back to life as an immortal being, to protect La Parka in the last fight against his enemies; and Pentagon Jr. who has spread terror and fear in his adversaries without exception since his introduction in the 2012 War of the Titans.

Other high-flying Luchadores include Prince Puma (aka Trevor Mann); Mil Muertes (aka Ricky Banderes); Johnny Mundo (aka John Hennigan); Chavo Guerrero Jr.; "B-Boy" Benny Cuntapay; Cortez Castro (aka Ricky Reyes); Catrina (aka Karlee Perez); Angela Fong; Son of Havoc (aka Matt Cross); Big Ryck (aka Ryckon Stephens); Ivelisse; Mr. Cisco (aka Lil Cholo); Martin Casaus and Holly Michelle.

The series also features Dario Cueto (Luis Fernandez) as the owner and promoter; Vampiro and Matt Striker as commentators; Melissa Santos as the ring announcer; and lucha libre legend Konnan.

Currently, Lucha Libre's colorful world of freestyle wrestling is a huge draw in its home country of Mexico with over 85% of television audiences tuning into the high-flying antics of this popular franchise. Each week "Lucha Underground" will bring drama, excitement and action to U.S. audiences as the masked heroes and villains battle it out in the ring for wrestling supremacy.

"Lucha Underground" is produced by One Three Media in association with FactoryMade Ventures for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of One Three Media; Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The series will be distributed internationally by One Three Media.


Network: El Rey Network
Genre: Sports
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 29, 2014
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
One Three Media
FactoryMade Ventures

New Wrestlers Join 'Lucha Underground' League — Premiering Wednesday, October 29, the new El Rey Network series has added Chavo Guerrero Jr., Konnan, Johnny Mundo and more to the masked heroes and villains who will battle it out in the ring for wrestling supremacy. Read more...
'Lucha Underground' Starts Production — Premiering Wednesday, October 8, the character-driven, freestyle wrestling series on El Rey Network will feature five"'Luchadores" from popular Lucha Libre AAA franchise. Read more...

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