Lucha Underground debuted last year with the idea to create a new wrestling product. With Mark Burnett as a producer and the television show airing on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, the expectations for the company giving fans something new were lived up to. The production and the writing felt more like watching a movie unfold rather than a typical wrestling show. The wrestling was to be true to the Mexican lucha libre tradition while incorporating more things to feed the American wrestling fan base. Stars from AAA and the independent wrestling scene were signed as well as a couple of former WWE and TNA names.
The hunger of the roster looking to show how talented they were would give the promotion matches that delivered every week. You were guaranteed at least one great match on each episode of season one. The writing was on point as every wrestler had direction going forward in each storyline or feud. Everything that happened culminated in a great story or led to something more important. The weekly hour was utilized effectively and left the fans wanting more. After season one ended with a tremendous "Ultima Lucha" finale, many were wondering if we saw the end of Lucha Underground with little news breaking in the months following.
Luckily, season two was announced a few weeks ago and is scheduled to be ready for a premiere in January 2016. Executive producer Eric Van Wagenen gave insight into everything that is going on with Lucha Underground and their future in an interview with The Richest. The promotion continuing gives a true alternative for any wrestling fan as Lucha Underground is unlike WWE or any other wrestling company. They’ve created a world so unique and refreshing that is must watch for any fans of pro wrestling, old or new. The roster depth is incredible and we’re going to look at the fifteen best wrestlers in Lucha Underground.
15 King Cuerno
14 Mil Muertes
13 Sexy Star
10 Jack Evans
8 Son of Havoc
6 The Mack
5 Pentagon Jr.
2 Prince Puma
1 Johnny Mundo
For many years in WWE, John Morrison was supposed to become a world champion and one of the big stars on the show. That never happened. Following years of impressive matches in the midcard, Morrison left WWE and tried his hand in acting. Lucha Underground would give him a new opportunity as Johnny Mundo. Given his recent past work on WWE, Mundo was instantly the biggest name on the show as they tried to create brand awareness and he was definitely a great chance. Mundo delivered excellent matches with Prince Puma, Alberto El Patron, King Cuerno and just about everyone else he faced. No one was as consistent or proved as much as he did in season one. Mundo has become one of the best wrestlers in the world and Lucha Underground put the spotlight on him.
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