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Lucha Underground Season 2 premiere!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

After months of uncertainty, after rumours of talent exodus, budget cuts, production difficulties and the lot, Lucha Underground has returned for a second season on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network!

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Which stars would return? How has the Temple in Boyle Heights, CA changed under new management? What surprises will this new season hold? Let’s get to the Run-Down.

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Ultima Lucha (part 2) – August 5th, 2015

The first season of El Rey Network’s breakout program, Lucha:Underground, comes to a conclusion with its first two-hour spectacular from the Temple in Boyle Heights, California. It’s time for the big night. It’s time for Ultima Lucha!

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The night would boast torrents of blood, shocking developments, upset victories, outstanding feats of athleticism, and more blood.

But did the show live up to the expectations set by a season full of high-octane thrills?

Did the believers both in the Temple and watching at home get the show they wanted to see?

And perhaps the biggest question of all: will LU return for a second season?

Before daring to predict the future, let’s run down and break down the explosive television event that is Ultima Lucha (part 2).

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Lucha: Underground – July 1st, 2015

With its first big event a little over a month away, and with rumours casting doubt on whether or not it will be renewed for a second season, the best and only showcase for Mexican-style pro wrestling brings its unique brand of violent drama to the El Rey Network!

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Tonight’s episode devotes itself to building major feuds going into Ultima Lucha, including the battle for the Lucha: Underground Championship. Prince Puma and his belt are wanted men, with everyone clawing for a title shot before the big event. However, the immense shadow of Mil Muertes looms over all, champion and challenger alike, as he is guaranteed his match at Ultima. Peripherally, Alberto El Patron returns to action after his revenge attack on Johnny Mundo weeks ago. In what state of mind did the Temple crowd find him? Also in clashes to settle personal scores: Texano and DelAvar Daivari with Big Ryck at his side, and former number one contenders Drago and Hernandez.

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Lucha: Underground – June 10th, 2015

AAA, Mark Burnett, Robert Rodriguez and the El Rey Network brings the hottest show in sports entertainment to the screen every Wednesday with Lucha: Underground!

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This week’s episode features the return of Drago following his loss to Prince Puma which meant banishment from the Temple. The infamous Chavo Guerrero also returns to the ring, having struck a deal with Dario Cueto for protection. Catrina brings her sinister magic to bear with her new stable of disciples. What will be the ramifications of Vampiro’s actions last week? What is the special announcement Dario Cueto has planned? Let’s find out.

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Lucha: Underground – June 3rd, 2015

The Temple is hot and so is the action. Lucha libre invades the El Rey Network as Lucha: Underground brings the fury!

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Tonight’s episode features the Trios Championship defended as the dysfunctional faction of Ivelisse, Son of Havoc and Angelico meet the challenge brought by Delavar Daivari, Big Ryck and Cage. Also, Jack Evans attempts to avenge the honour lost in his debut match as he takes on Argenis. In the main event, Sexy Star and arch-rival Pentagon Jr square off in a deadly submissions match. All this and the drama behind the scenes. It’s time for lucha!

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Lucha: Underground – May 27th, 2015

The sun sets over Boyle Heights and the hungry crowds gather inside The Temple for intense lucha libre action!

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There is a heavy shadow over tonight’s episode, which features a double main event. First, Prince Puma defends his Lucha: Underground Championship against No. 1 Contender Hernandez, in the culmination of a bitter feud which was birthed out of a partnership of trust and friendship some months ago. Has Puma finally met his match, or will the brave lucha warrior overcome the odds yet again? Also, Mil Muertes makes his much anticipated return to face arch-rival Fenix in a Death Match, a plot conceived by the evil muse Catrina and El Jeffe Dario Cueto. All this, Johnny Mundo, Sexy Star and more.

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Lucha: Underground – May 20th, 2015

From The Temple in Boyle Heights, California, comes the most insane action in pro wrestling today.

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This week, the Trios Championships are up for grabs in a much anticipated rematch, as Ivelisse, Son of Havoc and Angelico defend against The Crew in a ladders match. Also on the card, the Lucha: Underground Champion is in action against the new hopeful, Marty “The Moth” Martinez. Will “The Moth” fly into the night, or just bump himself into a light bulb for an hour? As well, will Texano finally reek his revenge on newcomer Delavar Daivari? And what will Johnny Mundo say about his actions against Alberto El Patron last week? Let’s do this.

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Lucha: Underground – May 6th, 2015

The Temple in Boyle Heights is the venue of choice for post-Cinco de Mayo, pre-Lucha Libre World Cup action!

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After successfully defending his championship title against Drago last week in a hard-fought and controversial contest, Prince Puma must focus on his next challenge: the talented but two-faced Hernandez, whose number one contender spot is placed in jeopardy. Two top luchadores vie for their right to compete for the Lucha:Underground Championship in tonight’s epic main event.

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Lucha: Underground – April 29th, 2015

Boyle Heights, California is home to a dark place of blood and sweat called simply the Temple, and inside is some of the hottest wrestling action in the world today!

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This week’s episode, in the aftermath of the epic Trios Championship finals last week, focuses on the Lucha Underground Championship. Inaugural champion Prince Puma defends his title against number one contender Drago, who faces banishment from the Temple if he is not successful. We also see a new talent facing an established star, a triple threat match to settle scores, and the introduction of a new potential player.

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Lucha: Underground – April 22nd, 2015

From Boyle Heights, California, in a place named The Temple, comes the latest offering of exciting AAA lucha action and drama.

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Tonight, the Trios Tournament takes center stage. The inaugural winners of Dario Cueto’s Trios Championship Belts will be awarded to the team that can prove their superiority between the ropes and in the hearts of the crowd. Before then, however, a heated feud comes to a head at last.

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