News | Lucha Underground debuts on Telelatino Canada January 31

This news is a few days old, but it hasn’t spread much beyond the professional wrestling-related media, and Gloryosky feels it’s worth a mention. Lucha Underground makes its Canadian English-language debut on Telelatino Canada January 31, 2016, at 10:00 PM ET/PT (12:00 AM AT). This is the first time Lucha Underground airs in the Canadian market. LU’s second season premieres on Telelatino Canada a few days behind the El Rey Network airing on January 27, 2016.

Lucha Underground debuted on the El Rey Network in 2014. LU is an attempt to marry the lucha libre style of professional wrestling with a season-long storyline, and higher-end production values than usual for an independent promotion. This isn’t the first attempt at establishing a lucha-style promotion outside of Mexico – one might remember Lucha Libre USA, which aired on MTV2 from 2010-11. LU focuses on extreme long-term planning, which is done well enough that Lucha Underground currently has a 9.3/10 IMDb rating.

Gloryosky realizes pro wrestling has its fans and detractors. I am personally a fan, despite TNA and non-NXT WWE’s current output. It’s always nice to see a more varied pro wrestling selection on Canadian television. Some of Lucha Underground’s talents previously appeared on WWE, Ring of Honor and TNA programming – Rey Mysterio is one of LU’s main draws for its second season – yet LU is about the storyline and the characters first.

A thirty-seven-minute video on Lucha Underground’s first thirty-seven episodes are at Uproxx’s With Spandex section.

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