On Wednesday night, the best wrestling show on television returns. When season one ended nobody was sure we’d make it to season two, but here we are: Lucha Underground season 2 begins on January 27 — tonight, if you’re reading this on publication day — on El Rey Network. We’ll be celebrating like it’s Christmas morning, and we’re even going to be part of El Rey’s secret Lucha Underground premiere party in Austin, TX.
If you’re like a lot of people, you didn’t get a chance to watch season one. You’ve probably heard wrestling fans squeeing about it all year, but maybe it seemed like too much to take in. It’s a Mexican wrestling show for Americans with … what is this, monsters? People are dying? Did I see a guy with a gun in there? What the hell is this about?
We want you to watch the show, so I (as the show’s leading fanboy) put together a primer to catch you up before tonight’s premiere. Below you’ll find out everything you need to know, all the faces you’ll need to recognize, particular matches to seek out and more. So, let’s get to it, shall we?