Lucha Libre USA

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Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors
Starring Lucha Libre USA roster
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 14
Production
Producer(s) Steven Ship, Louis Silverstein, and Alex Abrahantes
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Lucha Libre USA
Broadcast
Original channel MTV2 (2010–2011)
Picture format 1080i (HD 1080)
Original run July 16, 2010 (2010-07-16) – October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
External links
Website

Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors was a television program on the MTV2 broadcast channel, chronicling the rise of Mexican-style wrestling, or lucha libre, in the United States. The first episode was aired on July 16, 2010. The second season premiered October 1, 2011.[1] The series is currently seen on Hulu where it can be found on Hulu.com/Masked-Warriors.[2]

Behind the Mask[edit]

Behind the Mask was a documentary feature broadcast on MTV2 and the MTV website. The show follows wrestlers originating from Mexico, the United States and other parts of the world, as they perform physical acts and background stories. Images of traditional, non-masked American professional wrestlers, like luchador técnico Marco Corleone,[3] are shown entering the lucha libre arenas for staged confrontation. Commentary in the program stated that rudo luchador RJ Brewer, in his on-screen persona, wishes to "Americanize" the sport by "cleaning up the Mexican elements" of Lucha Libre USA.[4]

Championships[edit]

Lucha Libre USA Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Lucha Libre USA Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) RJ Brewer
Date won October 20, 2013
Date established December 12, 2010
Promotion Lucha Libre USA

On December 12, 2010, Lizmark, Jr. defeated Charly Malice, Marco Corleone and RJ Brewer in a Lucha Roulette four–way elimination match to become the first-ever Lucha Libre USA Champion.

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Lizmark, Jr. 1 December 12, 2010 188 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Defeated Charly Malice, Marco Corleone and RJ Brewer in a four–way elimination match to become the inaugural champion. This episode aired on tape delay on October 1, 2011.[5]
2 RJ Brewer 1 June 18, 2011 855 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors This was a three–way match, which also included Marco Corleone. Brewer put the future of his group, The Right, and Corleone his hair on the line for a shot at the title.[6]
3 Solar 1 October 20, 2013 0 Pomona, California The Great American Nightmare [7]
4 RJ Brewer 2 October 20, 2013 404+ Pomona, California The Great American Nightmare [8]

Lucha Libre USA Tag Team Championship[edit]

Lucha Libre USA Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established January 22, 2011
Promotion Lucha Libre USA

On January 22, 2011, Rudisimo (El Oriental and Tinieblas Jr.) defeated Puerto Rican Power (P.R. Flyer and San Juan Kid) and Treachery (Rellik and Sydistiko) in a three–way tag match to become the first-ever Lucha Libre USA Tag Team Champions.

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Rudismo
(El Oriental and Tinieblas, Jr.)
1 January 22, 2011 126 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Defeated Puerto Rican Powers (PR Flyer and San Juan Kid), Treachery (Rellik and Sydistiko) in a three–way tag match to become the inaugural champions. This episode aired on tape delay on October 22, 2011.[9]
2 [[Sol and Tinieblas, Jr.]] (2) 1 May 28, 2011 0 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Defeated El Oriental in a handicap match.[10]
Vacated May 28, 2011 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors The title was vacated due to the circumstances surrounding Sol and Tinieblas Jr. becoming the champions.[10]
3 The Right
(Jon Rekon and Petey Williams)
1 June 18, 2011 126 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Defeated the Latin Liberators (Rocky Romero and Super Nova) to win the vacant title.[6]

Roster[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Blue Demon, Jr. Unknown
Celestial Unknown
El Nevo Macho Unknown
Hurricane Helms Helms, GregoryGregory Helms
Jon Rekon Andersen, JonJon Andersen
La Mascara Unknown
Lizmark, Jr. Baños, JuanJuan Baños
Mini Park Ricardo Moreno Tapia
Mr. Águila José Delgado Saldaña
Pequeño Halloween Samuel de Leon Sandoval
Psicosis Juan Ebodio Gonzalez
RJ Brewer Stagikas, JohnJohn Stagikas Lucha Libre USA Heavyweight Champion
Solar Unknown
Super Crazy Francisco Islas Rueda
Super Nova Unknown
Vladimiro Unknown

Alumni[edit]

On-air personalities[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Host Dates
Reby Sky July 16, 2010 – October 22, 2011

Commentators[edit]

Commentators Dates
Nigel Sherrod and Lalo Gonzalez Season 1
Kevin Kelly and Todd Romero Season 2

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring Announcer Dates Notes
Gary Michael Cappetta July 16, 2010 – October 22, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caldwell, James (September 14, 2011). "Other News: MTV announces premiere date for next season of Lucha Libre USA, new U.S. stars advertised". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Boutwell, Josh (November 5, 2011). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors >> Marco Corleone". http://www.mtv.com/shows/lucha_libre/cast_member.jhtml?personalityId=14176. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors 'Behind The Mask'". MTV Networks. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Alex (December 13, 2010). "12/12 Lucha Libre USA TV taping: Spoiler results for season premiere of MTV2 wrestling show - former TNA wrestler debuts, first Hvt. champion crowned". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Roberts, Alex (June 20, 2011). "6/18 Lucha Libre USA TV taping: Spoiler results for more Season 2 episodes of MTV2 show, update on Season 2, notes from head of creative". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ Dark Angelita (October 21, 2013). "Solar campeón en Estados Unidos.". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Gerweck, Steve (October 21, 2013). "Twitter notes on Tammy Sytch, RJ Brewer, Eric Bischoff, and LuFisto". Gerweck. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Roberts, Alex (January 22, 2011). "1/22 Lucha Libre USA TV taping: SPOILER results for more Season 2 episodes of MTV2 wrestling show - notable former WWE wrestlers debut, first tag champions crowned". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Roberts, Alex (May 30, 2011). "5/28 Lucha Libre USA TV taping: Spoiler results for Season 2 episodes of MTV2 show - Lethal debuts, Petey, new commentators, double-turns". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 30, 2011. 

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