I've been a HUGE fan of Lucha Libre since I first saw a Box y Lucha magazine while on holidays in the states the year Santo passed....and while I have amassed a fair amount of big lucha shows and greatest hits dvds of various luchadores, the one thing i always hoped was a lucha show that catered to us gringos and by that i mean in english...
WELL, my wishes have been answered...cause some clever dude has put together, along withthe AAA promotion, a show for all us gringos ...LUCHA UNDERGROUND.....the show was tentatively called Lucha: Uprising In August 2014, the show was renamed as Lucha Underground, and it was announced that five AAA wrestlers would join the show, namely Blue Demon Jr., Sexy Star, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr
Now I thought that with AAA supplying most of the talent , they would be using the six sided ring that they use at triplemania...but I guess thats a only a big show thing.
PWG has a foot in the show...Cage is Brian Cage, who will inevitably "get his shit in" while downing multiple protein shakes has beaten the crap out of Prince Puma and tore the title belt in half....
speaking of the current reigining LU Champ, Prince Puma or as the rest of modern society knows him RICOCHET, truly an inner city machine gun.
Aand a couple of escapees from McMahonland has joined in on the fun....John Hennagin or John Morrison or Johnny Nitro is now working under the moniker of Jonny Mundo and the former multiple time WWE champ and a genuine 3rd generation superstar, the son of Lucha legend Dos Caras and nephew to Sicodelico and ,old twinkletoes himself, Mil Mascaras, Jose Rodriguez or , if you like, Alberto Del rio who is now now working under the name Alberto El Patron....
He is in the middle of a stink with Texano who he won the AAA MegaCampeone from, that one will get interesting.
A few other AAA regulars have been lighting up the sky above the ring , guys like Aerostar, Drago, and the girls have a foot in as well, Sexy Star is a regular in the promotion, Evalise is also on the show hanging out with Son of Havoc, the only place I've seen her is on Tattoo Nightmares getting her fire crotch fixed up....and mini lucha legend Masacrita Sagrada also has appeared....
although as much as I like interesting match-ups putting Sagrada in against full size luchadores , while interesting, is pretty hard to kick in the disbelief, I mean his only 3' 6" or thereabouts.
Underground also has its fair amount of legends as well....Former NWA Champion, Blue Demon Jnr is on the show as is Ricky Banderas or as he was known in TNA Judas Mesias, he is working under the name Mil Muerte ( A Thousand Deaths)...and early on Chavo Jnr represented his family on the show.
and its got some young guns on the show, Pentagon Jnr, Fenix, Drago and Fantasma under the guise of King Cuerta ave all appeared, with Pentagon being most over I reckon...and his a RUDO...
AND on the desk is Matt Striker and Vampiro, now, to be fair, when I saw Striker, I though he would spout multiple syballic crap like he did on smackdown when he was calling SOS matches BUT he didnt, he does a brilliant job as for Vampiro, I never thought that him and Konnan would work together but they must of made up or something
On October 5, 2014, Prince Puma was crowned the first Lucha Underground Champion when he won the Aztec Warfare match.
On February 8, 2015, Angélico, Ivelisse and Son of Havoc were crowned the first Lucha Underground Trios Champions when they won the Trios Tournament.
So, there you go my Lucha Underground homage.....get amongst it
Alberto el Patrón José Alberto Rodriguez
Angélico Adam Bridle
Bael Benito Cuntapay
Big Ryck Rycklon Stephens
Blue Demon Jr.
Cage Brian Button
Chavo Guerrero Jr. Salvador Guerrero IV
Cortez Castro Rick Diaz
Drago Víctor Flores
El Texano Jr. Juan Aguilar Leos
Famous B Brian Winbush
Jeff Cobb Jeff Cobb
Johnny Mundo John Hennigan
El Mariachi Loco Clemente Hernandez
Magnificent Martin Martin Casaus
Mil Muertes Gilbert Cosme
Pimpinela Escarlata Mario Lozano
Prince Puma Trevor Mann
Ricky Mandel Richard Mathey
Shawn Hernandez Shawn Hernandez
Son of Havoc Matthew Capiccioni
Super Fly Erick Muñoz
Ivelisse Ivelisse Vélez
Sexy Star Dulce García
Other on-air personnel
Black Lotus Angela Fong
Dario Cueto Luis Fernandez-Gil
Catrina Karlee Perez Manager of Mil Muertes
Holly Meowy Holly King Manager of Magnificent Martin
Konnan Charles Ashenoff Manager of Prince Puma
Matt Striker Matthew Kaye