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FactoryMade Ventures Forms Joint Venture with Lucha Libre AAA, Plans Franchise Reinvention and U.S. Expansion

FactoryMade to Operate and Extend Wrestling League’s IP in U.S. and International Territories Outside Mexico; Starlight Runner Entertainment to Lead Innovative Transmedia Development Initiative

FactoryMade Ventures has formed a joint venture with the leading Mexican wrestling experience, Lucha Libre AAA. The boutique entertainment and media incubator announced today its partnership with the owners of Lucha Libre AAA, the Roldán Peña family (Marisela Peña Herrada, Joaquín Roldán Retana and Dorian Roldán Peña) and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro, a real estate, finance and sports entrepreneur in Mexico and a former owner of a Major League Soccer team. The partners will reimagine, operate and expand the league on multiple platforms and entertainment experiences in the U.S. and select international territories.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Roldán Peña family and Antonio to take the classic Lucha Libre AAA experience from household name in the Latino community to a dynamic, general audience entertainment brand in the U.S.,” said FactoryMade’s CEO John Fogelman and Co-CEO Cristina Patwa.

The professional wrestling sport Lucha Libre (meaning “free fighting”) began in Mexico in the 1930s, and its popularity has grown to become the second largest sport in the country behind soccer. Founded in 1992 by its creator, Antonio Peña Herrada, Lucha Libre AAA rose to become Mexico’s dominant wrestling league with an audience of 1 million people for more than 1,000 live events per year and a significant television presence on Televisa with a reach of 52 million viewers. The league has also branched to ancillary platforms across merchandise, licensing, gaming, movies and digital media, and it receives sponsorship from leading consumer product advertisers such as Corona, Ford, Telcel and Comex.

“Our partnership with FactoryMade enables us to transform our league for viewers beyond Mexico in a way that leverages the rich history and legacy of one of Latin America’s most popular entertainment experiences over the last 20 years,” said Dorian Roldán. “Taking a page from my grandfather’s heritage with Hispanic brands, I personally see this as a unique opportunity to bring an exciting, credible and authentic brand to second and third generation Latinos in the U.S.,” added Cué Sánchez-Navarro.

The joint venture will hold exclusive licenses in all territories excluding Mexico to the wrestling league’s intellectual property, which includes its renowned brand, over 250 characters (Luchadores) and its multi-platform entertainment formats. The partners will initially focus on expanding its presence in the U.S. through live events and sponsorship, pay-per-view television, scripted and non-scripted series, licensing and merchandise.

FactoryMade and Lucha Libre AAA have also brought onboard Starlight Runner Entertainment, a New York-based production company specializing in the global transmedia growth of leading entertainment properties. Lucha Libre AAA will be the first entertainment-sports league to be reimagined for the American and global market and launched with Starlight Runner’s proprietary franchise development methodology embedded in its DNA at inception.

“The team united behind bringing Lucha Libre AAA to the United States has provided us with an extraordinary opportunity to use our transmedia techniques to build an exciting multi-platform world of heroes, villains and spectacle,” said Starlight Runner CEO Jeff Gomez. “This new experience will resonate with the aspirations of the powerful emerging Latino audience and the youth market beyond.”

Starlight Runner Entertainment, which Fast Company listed as one of "The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Media" in 2011, has done similar transmedia work for large multi-platform entertainment properties including Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers and Microsoft’s Halo. While Starlight Runner works with premiere Hollywood studios such as Sony, The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox, the company has also been brought onboard by global brands such as Coca-Cola, Mattel and Pepperidge Farm to create storylines and multi-platform extensions for their products.

In addition to its partnership with Lucha Libre AAA, FactoryMade co-owns ventures Tres Pistoleros Studios and the El Rey Network with acclaimed filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. El Rey is a new general entertainment, English-language US cable channel backed and carried by Comcast Corp that will launch in January 1, 2014.

About FactoryMade Ventures

A boutique entertainment and media incubator, FactoryMade builds enriching IP, content experiences and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global consumer brands. FactoryMade was created by John Fogelman, former William Morris Endeavor board member and veteran agent and Cristina Patwa, previously WME’s head of Strategic Planning. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica and JCP, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro’s film business (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Battleship) and television business (Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network with Discovery Communications), and developed retail’s first integrated digital gaming and commerce platform with HSN called HSN Arcade.

About Lucha Libre AAA

Lucha Libre AAA is a media and entertainment company founded in 1992 by Antonio Peña Herrada and manages the IP of the “AAA” brand and another 250 characters in its league. The company produces Lucha Libre events globally including venues such as Palacio de los Deportes, Arena Monterrey, HP Pavilion, Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles Sports Arena and Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to working with sponsors such as Corona, Hershey's, Comex and Telcel, the league has released an animated movie and videogame in the Mexican market. Lucha Libre AAA develops 5 hours of content per week that is aired on three television channels in Mexico: Galavisión, Televisa Deportes Network and TVC Deportes.

About Starlight Runner Entertainment

Starlight Runner Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.starlightrunner.com) is the world's leading creator and producer of highly successful transmedia franchises, maximizing the value of intellectual properties by preparing them for extension across multiple media platforms. Starlight Runner works with Hollywood studios, video game developers and major brand owners to incubate, develop and produce rich story worlds that quickly reach blockbuster status. Founded in 2000 by Jeff Gomez and Mark Pensavalle, the company's clients include Sony Entertainment (Men in Black 3), Coca-Cola (Happiness Factory), 20th Century Fox (James Cameron's Avatar), Microsoft (Halo), The Walt Disney Company (Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron Legacy), and Hasbro (Transformers). Starlight Runner is now developing and co-producing all-new intellectual properties designed to leverage all forms of digital and traditional media.

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Lucha Libre AAA enlists heavyweight expertise to help push into U.S.

The firm that helped reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and adapt Hasbro's Transformers toy line for big (and small) screens is charged with a new task: helping Mexican wrestling characters successfully cross the border into the United States.

Partners FactoryMade Ventures and Lucha Libre AAA wrestling have retained Starlight Runner Entertainment, a company that specializes in helping ensure that characters and stories remain consistent as they traverse different types of media, to help reimagine the popular sport for American and international audiences.

"We're being engaged ... to take something that’s popular somewhere else, redesign it, create new characters and new narratives and adapt it to new technologies," said Starlight Runner Chief Executive Jeff Gomez.

Lucha Libre, a name that translates to "free fighting," got its start in Mexico in the 1930s and has grown to be one of the most popular sports in the country, second only to soccer. The Lucha Libre AAA wrestling league was founded in 1992 by Antonio Pena Herrada and now attracts 1 million people a year to its live events. Its television audience is even broader, reaching 52 million viewers.

Although the Lucha Libre is carried on Spanish-language channels across the United States, it has yet to break through to a broader audience like World Wrestling Entertainment.

Starlight Runner has been charged with analyzing Lucha Libre AAA's library of 250 characters, known as luchadores, and to distill the brand's essence, including signature wrestling moves, story lines and popular traits. Once this information is compiled in a "bible," it will inform the creation of a new league for American Latinos and the youth market.

"We're going to analyze what the aspirational elements have been for the Mexicans. Then, we’re going to use our research skills to discern the differences, culturally, between Mexicans in Mexico and second- and third-generation Latinos here in the United States," said Gomez. "What we’re really doing is putting our arms deep into the engines of this and recalibrating it to be resonant with ... Latinos."

Jeff has worked on such blockbuster entertainment properties as Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean, " Microsoft Corp.'s "Halo," James Cameron's "Avatar," and Hasbro’s "Transformers."

Starlight Runner worked with Nickelodeon on its animated update of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, helping to identify the elements of the "heroes on a half shell" that appeal to audiences. For the Transformers toy line, Gomez and Chief Operating Officer Mark Pensavalle advised simplifying the mythology for the movies and other platforms.

With the masked characters of Lucha Libre AAA, Starlight Runner has a different mission:

"This is going to be inviting other cultures to come to the Mexican culture and embrace it," said Pensavalle.

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Днес беше обявено, че още едно голямо име се включва в проекта - Mark Burnett (продуцент на шоута като Survivor, The Voice, The Apprentice и др.).

Официално медийно изявление относно предстоящия дебют на новото шоу по El Rey:

 

MARK BURNETT AND ROBERT RODRIGUEZ'S EL REY NETWORK PARTNER TO BRING ACTION-PACKED LUCHA LIBRE WRESTLING EVENTS AND NEW LEAGUE TO THE U.S.

Weekly Lucha Libre Series to Premiere on El Rey Network in 2014 as the Foundation of a New Sports Entertainment Business

Pasadena - January 12, 2014 - It was announced today that Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett has partnered with visionary film director Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network to create a new sports business in the U.S. featuring high-flying lucha libre wrestling.

The business begins with a weekly one-hour series featuring a new lucha libre league, premiering on El Rey Network the second half of 2014. Burnett's One Three Media is partnering with the leading lucha libre league in Mexico, Lucha Libre AAA, and FactoryMade Ventures. Also joining, through their interests in Lucha Libre AAA, are Antonio Cue Sanchez-Navarro and Latinoamerica's largest production group, Alex Garcia's AG Studios.

In Mexico, lucha libre is hugely successful, rating behind only soccer as the most popular sport on television. "Starting this business with a new television series on a cutting-edge network like El Rey is very exciting," Burnett said. "And it doesn't end there. Wrestling is a billion-dollar business in the U.S., and with partners like Robert Rodriguez, Lucha Libre AAA and the rest of our great team, our new lucha libre league will make that market even bigger."

Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Network's Founder and Chairman, said: "El Rey Network is all about the unexpected which is why this is the perfect partnership. Our association with Lucha Libre AAA, FactoryMade and Mark Burnett's One Three Media speaks to our commitment to create content that resonates for a culturally diverse generation - one that expects high impact and excitement from their entertainment programming."

In addition to launching the weekly series, the new venture is developing monthly and quarterly specials and live pay-per-view lucha libre events, and also pursuing merchandise, licensing and product integration opportunities for the league. Lucha libre marks a return to arena-based sports events for the award-winning Burnett, who previously produced five seasons of the unscripted boxing series "The Contender". Burnett and One Three are also widely known for programs like "The Voice," "Survivor" and the hit event miniseries "The Bible."

The venture has engaged Starlight Runner Entertainment, the NY-based production company, to leverage its transmedia expertise in building an exciting, multi-platform world of heroes, villains and spectacle. "My partner Mark Pensavalle and I have been fans of Lucha Libre since we were kids," said Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment. "The opportunity to help develop a heroic, fully participative transmedia world that innovates and extends AAA is a dream come true for us."

In addition to Burnett and One Three Media, El Rey Network's weekly series will also be executive produced by Rodriguez and by FactoryMade and El Rey co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. One Three Media's chief operating officer Brian Edwards will join the venture's board with current board members Dorian Roldan from Lucha Libre AAA, Cue Sanchez-Navarro, and Fogelman and Patwa.

About One Three Media

ONE THREE MEDIA is a joint venture between Mark Burnett and Hearst Corporation which produces television, advertising and web content. Five-time Emmy® Award winner Mark Burnett has produced over 2,200 hours of television programming that regularly air in over 70 countries worldwide. Burnett and ONE THREE MEDIA's recent series include Survivor (CBS), The Voice (NBC), The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), Shark Tank (ABC), The Bible (HISTORY), and Trust Me I'm A Game Show Host (TBS). Awards show franchises includes the MTV Movie Awards from 2007 to 2011, and the People's Choice Awards (CBS) since 2010.

About Lucha Libre AAA

Lucha Libre AAA is a media and entertainment company founded in 1992 by Antonio Pena Herrada and manages the IP of the "AAA" brand and another 250 characters in its league. The company produces Lucha Libre events globally including venues such as Palacio de los Deportes, Arena Monterrey, HP Pavilion, Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles Sports Arena and Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to working with sponsors such as Corona, Hershey's, Comex and Holcim, the league has released an animated movie and videogame in the Mexican market. Lucha Libre AAA develops 5 hours of content per week that is aired on three television channels in Mexico: Galavision, Televisa Deportes Network and TVC Deportes.

About FactoryMade Ventures

FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses and was founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises and production and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. Its ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and a joint venture with the leading Mexican wrestling league Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica and JCP, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro's film business (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Battleship) and television business (Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network with Discovery Communications), and developed retail's first integrated digital gaming and commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).

About Starlight Runner Entertainment

Starlight Runner Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.starlightrunner.com) is the world's leading creator and producer of highly successful transmedia franchises, maximizing the value of intellectual properties by preparing them for extension across multiple media platforms. Starlight Runner works with Hollywood studios, video game developers and major brand owners to incubate, develop and produce rich story worlds that quickly reach blockbuster status. Founded in2000 by Jeff Gomez and Mark Pensavalle, the company's clients include Sony Entertainment (Men in Black 3), Coca-Cola (Happiness Factory), 20th Century Fox (James Cameron's Avatar), Microsoft (Halo), The Walt Disney Company (Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron Legacy), and Hasbro (Transformers). Starlight Runner is now developing and co-producing all-new intellectual properties designed to leverage all forms of digital and traditional media.

About El Rey Network

El Rey Network, launching December 2013, is a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network will unite the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone. The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, horror/sci-fi and next-generation sports. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Communications Inc.

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Шоуто ще бъде един час и ще дебютира по El Rey на 8-ми октомври, сряда, в 8 часа вечерта (т.е. няма да се конкурира с IMPACT WRESTLING). Ще бъде на английски. Днес беше обявено, че името на шоуто ще бъде "Lucha Underground" и бяха обявени първите кечисти:

 

EL REY NETWORK AND MARK BURNETT’S ONE THREE MEDIA ANNOUNCE PRODUCTION START ON ‘LUCHA UNDERGROUND’

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Hour-Long Weekly Series, Shooting in Los Angeles, To Feature Five ‘Luchadores’ From Popular Lucha Libre AAA Franchise

Premiering Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, High-Octane Series Anchors New Night of Original Unscripted Programming

El Rey Network puts its spin on lucha with “Lucha Underground”, an original action-packed series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett’s One Three Media. Production will begin on September 6th in front of a live audience in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The character-driven, freestyle wrestling series is set to debut Wednesday, October 8th at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

On August 17th in Mexico City in conjunction with the TripleMania XXII produced by Lucha Libre AAA El Rey Network revealed the names of five Luchadores joining “Lucha Underground” directly from Lucha Libre AAA. They are: 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. Additional Luchadores will be announced shortly.

“Not since ‘The Contender’ premiered has a new series combined this level of drama and athletic competition." said executive producer Mark Burnett. "Our Luchadores are fantastic, the action will be intense – and this season is just the beginning.”

Scott Sassa, El Rey Network’s Vice Chair, said: “The ‘Lucha Underground’ franchise is perfect for El Rey Network. It features good versus evil, intense action, humor, drama, great characters and most important great stories from two of the best storytellers in the business- Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez. It’s the perfect time and they are the perfect team to bring lucha to America.”

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.

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Име на шоуто: Lucha Underground

Продължителност: един час

Ще се излъчва: по El Rey Network в сряда вечерта (англоезична версия) / по UniMas в събота следобед (испаноезична версия)

Дебют: 29-ми октомври 2014

Продуценти на шоуто:

- Mark Burnett (главен продуцент на шоута като Survivor, The Voice, The Apprentice и др.)

- Eric Van Wagenen (продуцент на WWE Tough Enough 2011, WWE Legends House, Bully Beatdown и др.)

- Robert Rodriguez (съсобственик на El Rey, режисьор на филми като Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Machete и др.)

- Dorian Roldan (AAA Lucha Libre вицепрезидент)

- и други.

Главен сценарист: Chris DeJoseph (Big Dick Johnson)

Коментатори: Matt Striker и Vampiro (на английски), Hugo Savinovich и Vampiro (на испански)

Ring announcer: Melissa Santos (La Niña от WOW)

Backstage agents: Konnan и Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Участници в шоуто:

John Morrison (нови име: Johnny Mundo)

Ricky Banderas/El Mesias/Judas Mesias (ново име: Mil Muertes)

Ricochet (ново име: Prince Puma)

Blue Demon Jr.

Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Konnan [в non-wrestling роля]

Ezekiel Jackson (ново име: Big Ryck)

Brian Cage (ново име: Cage)

Matt Cross (ново име: Son of Havoc)

El Hijo del Fantasma (нов име: King Cuerno)

Fenix

Drago

Aerostar

Pengaton Jr.

Angelico

Pimpinela Escarlata

Super Fly

Argenis

B-Boy (ново име: Bael)

Ricky Reyes (ново име: Cortez Castro)

Lil Cholo (ново име: Mr. Cisco)

Famous B

Ricky Mandell

Mascarita Sagrada

Ivelisse Velez

Karlee Perez/Maxine (ново име: Catrina)

Angela Fong/Savannah (ново име: Black Lotus)

Sexy Star

Keчисти и кечистки, които са получи оферта за участие в шоуто, но са я отказали:

The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)

Frankie Kazarian

Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne)

Brian Kendrick

Joey Ryan

Rocky Romero

Scorpio Sky (Mason Andrews)

Eric Watts (Eric от WWE Tough Enough 2011)

Mike Sydal

Candice LeRae

Първите записи бяха този уикенд.

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Erik Watts  ?? Това не беше ли негрото дето беше с кардио на пенсионер и се движеше като костенурка .Доколкото си спомням издъхна на едно от изпитанията и не можа да го довърши , но се излагаше на всяко едно от тях ,освен това с бягането от полицейско куче понеже успя да вдигне помияра във въздуха и бягаше с него.

 

 

 

За какво им е този плужек ???  Па и отказва наглецът , все едно има гарантиран главен мач на Wrestlemania или е спечели турнир в Япония.  :ph34r: 

 

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Hernandez :beer:  И щом има пръст Робърт Родригез просто няма как да не се гледа! Нямам търпение, щото с тия предавания на RAW просто е мъка, а импакт не следя отдавна вече. Дано да е нещо, което да си заслужава.

 

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Erik Watts  ?? Това не беше ли негрото дето беше с кардио на пенсионер и се движеше като костенурка .Доколкото си спомням издъхна на едно от изпитанията и не можа да го довърши , но се излагаше на всяко едно от тях ,освен това с бягането от полицейско куче понеже успя да вдигне помияра във въздуха и бягаше с него.

 

 

 

За какво им е този плужек ???  Па и отказва наглецът , все едно има гарантиран главен мач на Wrestlemania или е спечели турнир в Япония.  :ph34r: 

Човекът може да има ангажименти свързани с кариерата му и семейството му. Всички знаем че от него няма да се получи стабилен кечист.                       ПС:Той не беше ли приятел на Русев?

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На теория Robert Rodriguez и още един куп пичове (и една пичка) са умовете зад шоуто, ама точно кой какъв принос има само те си знаят. На хартия баш-шефът е продуцента на последния Tough Enough, а сценаристите са холивудски пичове и бивш WWE сценарист (Big Dick Johnson). Казано накратко: има доста готвачи в кухнята. Предстои да видим какво ще сготвят. :)

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Първа TV реклама за шоуто:

Освен това, дебютът няма да бъде на 8-ми (както бяха казали), а на 29-ти октомври (специален двучасов епизод, вторият час head-to-head с IMPACT WRESTLING):

 

EL REY NETWORK AND MARK BURNETT’S ONE THREE MEDIA ANNOUNCE PREMIERE OF ‘LUCHA UNDERGROUND,’ WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT WITH A SUPER CHARGED TWO-HOUR EPISODE

New Members of ‘Lucha Underground’ League Announced Including Chavo Guerrero, Jr., Konnan and Johnny Mundo

The match has begun. With production of the new action-packed series, “Lucha Underground,” underway in Los Angeles, El Rey Network and Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett’s One Three Media today announced new members of the character-driven, riveting, freestyle wrestling series. “Lucha Undergound” will kick off with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

The new high-flying Luchadores joining “Lucha Underground” 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. They join previously announced Luchadores from the popular Lucha Libre AAA franchise including Blue Demon, Jr, Sexy Star, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. Also announced were 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.

“‘Lucha Underground’ will bring to television some of the most talented and dynamic athletes from the worlds of lucha libre and wrestling,” said Executive Producer Brian Edwards of One Three Media. “It’s compelling on so many levels and viewers of all ages will have something to cheer about every Wednesday night on El Rey Network.”

Diego Gutierrez, Executive Producer, said: “Lucha is legendary – it’s an extraordinary combination of artistry and athleticism with an explosive combat style that has evolved over centuries, its origins shrouded in mystery. But one thing that is certain is that this intense, high-flying wrestling tradition will bring viewers to their feet and will be like nothing else on television.”

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-the second most popular sport after football. 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.

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Изглежда супер яко като атмосфера, точно както филмите от 90-те, където се събираха някакви бойци в разни ъндърграунд състезания :beer:  По правило главния герой не искаше да участва, ама го принуждаваха я със заложници, я нещо такова :laugh:  . А кечистите са доста добри и могат да направят силни мачове. Определено все повече съм надъхан за първото шоу.

 

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Шоуто дебютира днес. Дебютният епизод се казва "Welcome to the Temple" и описанието му е следното: "In the series premiere of 'Lucha Underground', owner and promoter Dario Cueto opens his 'Temple' to the best fighters from around the world, to compete for wrestling supremacy and a $100,000 prize. Watch as the masked heroes and villains battle it out in the Temple." Главната атракция/мач в днешния епизод е Johnny Mundo (John Morrison) vs. Prince Puma (Ricochet).

Всички епизоди на шоуто до края на януари са записани, така че ако някой иска да знае предварително какви мачове предстоят => из интернет има спойлери за повечето шоута.
 

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Дано да не забравя да го изтегля, че е единственото кеч шоу (освен WM), което чакам с нетърпение тази година :)

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Кеча ми хареса доста(по принцип гледам само американски кеч и за мен това беше нещо ново и много интересно). Историята обаче ми се стори малко дървена. Преиграват малко коментаторите и шефчето. Чакам с нетърпение да видя в действие и Mil Muertes и Catrina. Искам да питам по-запознатите за нещо което ми направи впечатление - по-пружиниращ ли е ринга спрямо другите промоции (WWE,TNA)?  

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Със сигурност доста по-различно шоу по доста параметри. Най-малкото върви като сериал за кеч, което не бих казал, че е лошо. Заснето е на топ ниво, макар и да попрекалиха с показването на Matt Striker и Vampiro по време на мачовете (колкото и готин да е ъгълът на камерата). Striker беше ОК, аз си го спомням с ужас от WWE - бъркаше факти, ляляше глупости... тук звучи доста по-обрано, а от Vampiro съм приятно изненадан (и леко респектиран). Историческите факти бяха много приятни и допринасят солидно за атмосферата.

 

Рингът изглежда много яко с тия следи от стъпки и прочее, стори ми се, че са притнати на брезента, но като нищо може да са последствие от елемента с голата земя, която се простира между трибуните и "дюшеците" пред ринга (която стана видна още в първия мач).

 

Изненадваща загуба на Chavo в откриващия мач (просто мач), но пък веднага му постла с Dario Cueto, който се справя прекрасно в ролята си на гад (доколкото съм в час е истински актьор).

 

Konnan не е истина колко се състарил, знам, че е участвал в снимките след операция, но, човече...

 

Intergender мачът между Sexy Star и Son Of Havoc за мен не успя да постигне прокламираната цел и да ме накара да тръпна за още такива мачове, да ме накара да повярвам, че една жена може да стои на равна нога с мъжете, а като за първо шоу трябваше "да тропне по масата". Пичката беше просто строшена на две.

 

Main Event-ът беше страхотен мач - Mundo (a.k.a. Morrisson) грам не е забравил какво се прави между въжетата, Ricochet който го е гледал знае какво може (доколкото разбрах ще бъде топ човекът в промоцията, така че и чистата му загуба ми дойде силно странна). Проблемът ми тук бе имбецилщината на главната история - в начaлото на вечерта шефът казва, че който го впечатли най-много по време на шоуто ще получи $100 000, накрая излиза да ги даде на победителя, но си дърпа обратно куфарчето, пристигат thug-овете му и пребиват двамата добряци на ринга, като преди това бях останал с впечатление, че мазният Dario е всъщност партия с Mundo. Ъ-ъ-ъ... не можеше ли да си прати биячите преди края на мача, за да им направи мръс предварително, де да знам. Дойде ми кухо. Дано това да идва от мен като крайно критичен "потребител" и да съм се вгледал прекалено в някакви детайли.

 

Като цяло забавно щоу, хвана ми окото. И без това от средата на ноември, та през целия декември, TNA IMPACT реално няма да има (а може и след това да няма де), така че ще се гледа най-малкото заради това. Както и че е доста по-различно от всичкото друго кеч по ТВ, който гледам. Палче горе към момента.

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Доста доволно първо шоу. Хареса ми цялата underground атмосфера с графитите и прочие, клипчетата между мачовете, както и цялостната продукция. Рано е да се говори за някакви истории, но все пак бяха заложени и такива, главно със събитията след МЕ-та.

Жалко че Son Of Havoc vs Sexy Star беше по-скоро squash насочен, защото Star с уменията си и промо видеото което й бяха направили спокойно може да бъде кечистка от рода на Candice LaRae.

ME-та поне за мен беше в някаква степен dream среща, двамата се сработиха добре, получииха достатъчно време и нормално се получи много добър мач. Очаквах че Ricochet, с този маскиран гимик, ще заложи на повече бързина и high fly изпълнения в арсенала си и наистина видях елементи в тази насока, което ме радва.

THE WHOLE SHEBANG JOHNNY GARGANO

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