– by Tim Jousma

Uproxx is reporting that Lucha Underground will be making its return to the El Rey Network on May 31st for its Season 3 mid season premiere. Lucha Underground, for those that haven’t seen it, is a unique blend of wrestling and B-movie intrigue. It centers on corrupt owner Dario Cueto who runs the Lucha Underground wrestling organization and his dealings with wrestlers and various unseemly characters like politicians, police, and Aztec deities. Here is a summary of Season 3 from the Lucha Underground website.

Dario Cueto has been released from prison, the mysterious Lucha Underground Temple is back in business. El Jefe is more confident than ever in his brother, the undefeated Lucha Underground Champion Matanza and his quest for violent domination. Now while one hero must take a dark path, others will have to take even greater sacrifices if they hope to save themselves and the world.

This show is nothing like the wrestling you grew up with. Using story elements at home in executive producer Robert Rodriguez’s movies, the show has found a way to include dramatic elements into the show while still showcasing some of the best wrestling you’re going to find on television today.

The big problem is the fact that the El Rey Network is not available in many homes yet. (Which is a crime.) It doesn’t matter how good a product you have, if you can’t build an audience, you’re not going to last for long. Lucha Underground has made some steps to improve that. The first was adding the first couple seasons of the show on Netflix. If you haven’t done so already, check out the past seasons and see some great matches from the like of Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo, Sexy Star, and Chavo Guerrero. The second was the recent announcement (as reported by Ryan Satin on Pro Wrestling Sheet) that Lucha Underground performers will now have the opportunity to appear on Impact Wrestling. While they won’t be playing the characters they play on Lucha Underground, the fact that they can continue to make money with other organizations will allow Lucha Underground to continue for the foreseeable future.

LRM will start reviewing LuchaUnderground. We’ll discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly from the show as well as some other surprises. Stay tuned to LRM for more Lucha Underground action.

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SOURCE: Uproxx