Alberto El Patron (fka Albert Del Rio) hasn’t been as active in the American wrestling scene since he was released from Impact Wrestling in 2018 after no-showing an event. However, in addition to his position as president of MMA promotion Combate Americas, El Patron has continued to play a role in the lucha libre world, freelancing for a variety of independent promotions. Yesterday, it was announced that the former WWE Champion will lead a new indie, Nación Lucha Libre.
In a press conference available to watch on +LuchaTV, Nación Lucha Libre announced their first show on July 11 in Mexico City. Per Lucha Central, it will air on Mexico’s ImageTV starting at 10:30 p.m. CST. The promotion will have a regular TV show on Saturdays on that channel starting on July 13.