Lucha Underground Season 2 Preview


The second season of Lucha Underground starts this Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2016) on the El Rey Network at 8pm ET. If you’re new to the show or just need a refresher, here’s everything you need to know.

This Wednesday marks the return of the best weekly pro wrestling show in 2015 and if you’re not pumped up, this article should help. For a short period of time, the second season was in question, but it’s indeed almost here, and there are already plans in place to tape a third season, so hold onto your medallions, Lucha Underground is here! Before the new season gets started, let’s go over the champions and key players, so you can get all caught up.

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To put it very simplistically, Lucha Underground is part-movie and part-pro wrestling, if you enjoy story-rich segments paired with some fantastic Lucha Libre style matches, this is definitely worth your time. Keep in mind, they don’t always stick to reality, for example, Drago is part-dragon, and is known to transform back to his original body to travel the world. People come back from the dead, and also from the skies, so if you’re into realistic, simple, straight-forward wrestling – like New Japan Pro Wrestling – this may not be your thing, but honestly, if you like wrestling, and can’t get into Lucha Underground, we can’t be friends.


Anyways, let’s start with the titles and see where things left off at the end of Season 1.

The Title Scene


In the closing moments of Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha we saw Catrina’s stable suddenly becoming the most powerful entity within The Temple. Not only did her Disciples of Death defeat Angelico, Ivelisse, and Son of Havoc for the Trios titles, but “The Man of 1,000 Deaths” Mil Muertes was finally able to overcome Prince Puma (who was champion for almost the entire first season) and win the Lucha Underground Championship. With so much power, a dark cloud has been cast over The Temple, causing pretty much everyone to flee the scene.


The Gift of the Gods championship was born out of multiple matches, to the victor, a special medallion, once all 7 medallions were handed out, those seven wrestlers fought in one match against each other to decide the Gift of the Gods champion. In season 1, the winner of this matched was “The Man of 1,000 Lives” Fenix, who now has an opportunity to face the Lucha Underground Champion at a time of his choosing, with one week’s notice, so Dario Cueto can properly promote the match (Dario actually said this).

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If Fenix wants to wait awhile, he will have to defend this title in the meantime,  but once he uses his opportunity, the medallions are open to the roster yet again, and the whole process starts over. Fenix and Mil Muertes had one of the best feuds in 2015 – which included one of the best casket matches ever – so, it will be interesting to see if Fenix decides to go after Muertes, yet again.

Key Players

There are so many interesting personalities who come in and out of The Temple that it would take far too long to properly introduce them all, so, we’ll just touch on some of the more notable guys and gals. Starting with Dario Cueto, he’s the owner of The Temple, loves violence, and is currently on the run with Black Lotus (a woman hell bent on vengeance, think Kill Bill here), and Dario’s monster of a brother, Matanza, who was literally locked up under The Temple for almost the entire season.


Prince Puma (who is actually Ricochet, but don’t tell anyone) is a descendant from an ancient Aztec culture, which gives him a leg up on all of the competition. He doesn’t really talk, but that’s what his manager Konnan does for him. A dominant Lucha Underground champion, that went through some hellacious matches throughout season 1, including an “All Night Long” match against Johnny Mundo (aka John Morrison) which took up an entire episode. Speaking of Mundo, he initially started out a good guy, but turned bad, thanks to his desire to be the best. His former love, Melina showed up at Ultima Lucha, but it doesn’t sound like she will be returning to help him, but rumor is, someone else will be.


Probably the biggest rising star to come out of this show is the one, the only, Pentagon Jr. Not exactly a big player to start, but once he start breaking everyone’s arm for his “master” fans started to notice just how insane he was. With “Cero Miedo” (Zero Fear) as his undying mantra, Pentagon goes after anyone in his way, whether it’s Ring Announcer, Melissa Santos, or Color Announcer, Vampiro (who we eventually found out is actually his master). Fun fact: Pentagon Jr. is my favorite wrestler on here, so if I tend to talk about him a lot in my future coverage of Lucha Underground, that’s why.

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The rest of the roster is filled out nicely with people like Jack Evans (arrogant heel), Aerostar (high flyer), Sexy Star (John Cena-like personality), and The Mack (all-around stud), each with their own stories and well thought-out gimmicks. Rey Mysterio was picked up for season 2, no word on his impact, but it will be interesting to see how he is used in a non-WWE environment.

Look, I could go on and on about everything that’s happened, but to make it easier on you, Lucha Underground put together a 37-minute season 1 (minus part 1 and 2 of Ultima Lucha) highlight video.

If that’s far too long for you, how about a seven minute video of the most important season 1 moments?

Finally, if you want to see the very end of season 1, here it is. If you’re new to the show, I’d recommend watching one of the first two videos though, just to get familiar with the characters on the show.

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You’re probably wondering, “Okay, so how do I watch?” Well, you can check out the El Rey Network’s website and see if the channel is in your area, just click “watch now” and fill out the info. Another way is to purchase Sling TV, which is $20 a month, it gives you the El Rey Network, along with a bunch of other popular channels, as well. Some advantages to using this is they have all 39 episodes from the first season on-demand, and if you miss the show live, you can catch it for at least the next two days.

The season premiere is drawing near, are you read to enter The Temple? Hit up the comments with what you’re looking forward to the most in season 2. Now, ring the bell!