Lucha Underground

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Lucha Underground
Developed byOne Three Media
Narrated byMatt Striker
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes127
Executive producersMark Burnett
Robert Rodriguez
Eric van Wagenen
ProducersMatthew Stollman
Chris Roach
Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Sue Vial
Barry Murphy
Ryan Hermosura
Nick Staller
Production locationsLucha Underground Arena
Boyle Heights, California
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes
Original release
NetworkEl Rey Network (English)
UniMás (Spanish)
ReleaseOctober 29, 2014 –
November 7, 2018

Lucha Underground (originally called Lucha: Uprising) was a American professional wrestling television series. The show was produced by United Artists Media Group. It aired weekly in English on the El Rey network, and in Spanish on UniMás. The promotion featured wrestlers from both the American independent circuit and the Mexican wrestling promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA).

It was announced on January 12, 2014, that AAA would start airing a show on the American network El Rey on the second half of the year and that it would be backed by Mark Burnett. It would feature monthly and quarterly specials and live pay-per-views.[1] On October 29, 2014, the series premiered on El Rey Network. It aired Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET.[2] It premiered in Spanish on November 1, 2014 on UniMás. It aired Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. on UniMás.

Prince Puma was crowned as the first Lucha Underground Champion on October 5, 2014.[3]

Angélico, Ivelisse and Son of Havoc became the first Lucha Underground Trios Champions when they won the Trios Tournament on February 8, 2015.[4]

On September 21, 2015, it was announced that there would be a second season of Lucha Underground.[5]

The series was cancelled on November 7, 2018 because of a lack of money.[6]

Last champions[change | change source]

Championship Last champion(s)
Lucha Underground Championship Jake Strong
Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship Jake Strong
Lucha Underground Trios Championship The Reptile Tribe
(Daga, Kobra Moon, and Jeremiah Snake)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mexico News: AAA officially bringing TV to the U.S., has backing of big-name TV producer". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  2. "Lucha Underground promotion TV debut moved back three weeks". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  3. "Lucha Underground Spoiler". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  4. "Lucha Underground TV Taping #24". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  5. "Believers, are you ready? #LuchaUnderground season 2 is coming in 2016!". Lucha Underground. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  6. "Vampiro Says Lucha Underground Paved The Way For AEW, Discusses Why Lucha Underground Failed". 411Mania. Retrieved October 24, 2023.

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