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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