Lucha Underground Season 2

Christian Slater

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
2,957
Reaction score
936
Points
113
Supports
Mino Raiola & Jorge Mendes
Anyone watch Lucha? Second season kicked off last week and the first episode was fantastic, as expected.

If you're looking for a different approach to wrestling then give it a shot. It's filmed in the style of a TV drama centred around wrestling.
 

RavenBish

Antihero
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
4,396
Reaction score
1,565
Points
113
Supports
Shola Ameobi's Notts County
It's Lucha Libre style but it's filmed in English down in LA and features wrestlers from the Mexican AAA promotion and others off the US indie scene. It's tough to explain because it's different than any other wrestling show, sort of like the ham-fisted days of WCW but with very good production value and wrestlers who *really* buy into the whole idea.

Because of the storylines and TV show feel, it's probably worth watching Season 1 first as you'll be completely lost otherwise.
 

ccfctommy

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
478
Reaction score
53
Points
28
Supports
Coventry City
Twitter
@ticope87
Jim Cornette hates it!

What's the best site to watch this on?
 

Christian Slater

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
2,957
Reaction score
936
Points
113
Supports
Mino Raiola & Jorge Mendes

ccfctommy

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
478
Reaction score
53
Points
28
Supports
Coventry City
Twitter
@ticope87
Thanks for the link. I have found episode one on YouTube.

I think Cornette goes a bit OTT but i kinda get where he's coming from. Its a TV show more than a wrestling show. The vignettes are a bit cringy. The cameras are all over the place and it gives the feel that you are watching a movie. I've only seen a few matches and the wrestling itself is good. But they need to knock the intergender matches on the head. Does not work.
 

Christian Slater

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
2,957
Reaction score
936
Points
113
Supports
Mino Raiola & Jorge Mendes
If you decide to continue watching you'll appreciate the consistency and quality of the writing and overall storylines. It's low brow, it is wrestling after all. Some people can't get into its style, or even the camera work when shooting matches. That's fine, but it's a fresh concept on the genre and it's gaining a lot of momentum.

I don't mind intergender matches, especially when the programme is presenting itself blatantly as fiction. Perhaps in the promotions where the presentation is supposed to resemble reality, to some extent, but not Lucha.
 

BigDaveCUFC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,962
Reaction score
578
Points
113
Supports
Curzon Ashton....and Carlisle
Glad to see this got a 3rd series, I cannot think of a tougher time in the history of wrestling for new companies to try and get through, you have such a mass of uninterest to the whole product and most TV companies do not even want to bother anymore with it. Add in of course that a lot of the names which could help build a company now seem uninterested to go elsewhere (or forced not to by WWE) andof course that WWe through NXT steal anyone that is half decent to hog off their B shows (In my own view not to create them stars but to kill off any chance companies have).....its impossibly tough.

but with TNA all but finished the industry needs some others.......at moment it is really if you do not like WWE a case of 'suffer it or stop watching wrestling'
 

iesty wfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
1,700
Reaction score
287
Points
83
Supports
Wrexham
Been watching this on kodi. Great alternative wrestling show

Anyone see the cage/taya match? Brutal!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
16,065
Messages
1,109,430
Members
6,969
Latest member
Ibrahimf34

Latest posts

Your privacy is our priority (300x250)
Top