Lucha Underground issued the following press release to us:
El Rey Network’s debut season of “Lucha Underground” will culminate with their biggest event yet, Ultima Lucha, a two-hour extravaganza airing Wednesday, August 5th. Each match will be pivotal and the stakes have never been higher with every championship title on the line as the biggest names in the wrestling world collide at the “Lucha Underground” temple in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. In last night’s episode, Dario Cueto announced that this never-before-seen event would be an annual celebration featuring the biggest bouts and the most amazing matches full of twists, turns, and incredible action.
“Ultima Lucha will be the biggest event in the first season of ‘Lucha Underground’. All of our compelling storylines and characters will intersect in an action-packed and entertaining spectacle that our fans have come to expect from us,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner Eric Van Wagenen. “Ultima Lucha is a spectacular payoff to our groundbreaking inaugural season and will hopefully become a very anticipated annual event.”
The full lineup is yet to be announced but viewers can expect to see their favorite stars duke it out in the ring including: “Lucha Underground” Champion Prince Puma, Alberto El Patron, Johnny Mundo, Mil Muertes, Blue Demon Jr., and “Lucha Underground” Trios Champions Ivelisse, Angelico and Son of Havoc. Ultima Lucha will also welcome Drago, Hernandez, Texano, Sexy Star, King Cuerno, Pentagon Jr. and many more into the ring.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s hour-long wrestling series, “Lucha Underground.” The riveting original series introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of Lucha Libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Executive produced by Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group in association with FactoryMade Ventures, fans will have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. Some of AAA’s most legendary Luchadores-Blue Demon Jr., Sexy Star, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. join U.S. based wrestlers Chavo Guerrero Jr., Konnan, Johnny Mundo and Prince Puma and more to provide enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over the top characters that has come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of Lucha Libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture, dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
“Lucha Underground” is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with FactoryMade Ventures for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of United Artists Media Group; 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 United Artists Media Group.