The holidays are great and all, but Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve both falling on Wednesdays meant we had to go half a month without Lucha Underground. The good news is that Christmas and New Year’s can kiss our butts, because THIS Wednesday night is AZTEC WARFARE. The kind of match you’ve gotta type in capital letters.
The folks at El Rey were nice enough to send us this exclusive clip of the match, centering around reincarnated dragon-man (seriously) Drago taking care of reincarnated dragon business.
Via their press release:
“LUCHA UNDERGROUND” KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH THEIR FIRST BELT MATCH CROWNING ONE LUCHADORE CHAMPION ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7TH at 8:00PM ET/PT
Dario Cueto declares “Aztec Warfare” on the ninth all-new episode of El Rey Network’s original wrestling series “Lucha Underground,” premiering Wednesday, January 7th at 8:00PM ET/PT. Witness the most brutal match ever as 19 luchadores face-off to become the first ever “Lucha Underground” champion and receive the coveted championship belt. Starting with just two men, the ring will be invaded every 90 seconds with a new luchadore, eliminating one-by-one until just one man stands. The only rule? Anything goes.
So, an intergender, no-disqualification Royal Rumble to crown the promotion’s first champion and also there’s a dragon. Why would you not watch that?
We will of course be here on Thursday with the return of the Over/Under On Lucha Underground column, so click over there and make sure you’re caught up. Tonight, Wednesday night, 8 PM EST. El Rey Network. Probably the best wrestling show on American TV right now. Watch it.