Lucha Libre USA

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Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors
StarringLucha Libre USA roster
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 + 1 special (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Steven Ship, Louis Silverstein, and Alex Abrahantes
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Lucha Libre USA
Release
Original networkMTV2 (2010–2011)
Hulu (2012)[1]
Picture formatHD 1080 1080i
Original releaseJuly 16, 2010 (2010-07-16) –
October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
External links
Website

Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors is an American Lucha Libre promotion and 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.[2] On July 11, 2012 the remainder of season two began airing on Hulu with the final episode airing on October 3, 2012.

History[edit]

On July 16, 2010, Lucha Libre USA premiered season one of their flagship program Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors on MTV2.[3] During season one Lucha Libre USA held TV tapings in multiple venues.

On October 1, 2011, Lucha Libre USA began season 2 of Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors airing the first four episodes on MTV2 before bringing the series to Hulu where the remaining episodes were aired.[4]

After the cancellation of the Masked Warriors series the promotion continued to hold live events throughout the West coast until the promotions closure in 2013.[5]

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,[6] 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.[7]

Championships history[edit]

LLUSA Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Lucha Libre USA Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionLucha Libre USA
Date establishedDecember 12, 2010
Date retiredOctober 21, 2013

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 Heavyweight 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.[8]
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.[9]
3 El Solar 1 October 20, 2013 0 Pomona, California The Great American Nightmare [10]
4 RJ Brewer 2 October 20, 2013 1 Pomona, California The Great American Nightmare [11]
Deactivated October 21, 2013 Pomona, California The title was deactivated after the final LLUSA promoted event.

LLUSA Tag Team Championship[edit]

Lucha Libre USA Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionLucha Libre USA
Date establishedJanuary 22, 2011
Date retiredOctober 3, 2012

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 Rudisimo
(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.[12]
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.[13]
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.[13]
3 The Right
(Jon Rekon and Petey Williams)
1 June 18, 2011 473 Albuquerque, New Mexico Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors Defeated the Latin Liberators (Rocky Romero and Super Nova) to win the vacant title.[9]
Deactivated October 3, 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico The titles were deactivated after the final episode of Masked Warriors .

Roster[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Tenure(s) Notes
Azteko / Rocky Romero John Rivera 2010–2012
Blue Demon, Jr. Unknown 2011
Carlitos Carly Colón 2010
Celestial Unknown
El Nevo Macho Unknown
Shane Helms Gregory Helms 2011–2013
Jon Rekon Jon Andersen 2011–2013
La Mascara Unknown
Lizmark, Jr. Juan Baños 2010–2012
Mini Park Ricardo Moreno Tapia 2010–2012
Águlia José Delgado Saldaña 2012
Neutronic Unknown 2010
Pequeño Halloween Samuel de Leon Sandoval 2010–2012
Psicosis Juan Ebodio Gonzalez 2012
RJ Brewer John Stagikas 2010–2013
El Solar Unknown 2013
Super Crazy Francisco Islas Rueda 2013
Super Nova Unknown 2011–2013
Sydistiko Theodore James Perkins 2010
Sydistiko Paul London 2011–2012
Tatanka Christopher Chavis 2011
Tinieblas, Jr. Unknown 2010–2012
Vladimiro Unknown 2011–2013

Chicas[edit]

Ring name Real name
Awesome Kong Kia Stevens
Brooke Carter Brittney Savage
Jacqueline Jacqueline Moore
Jillian Hall Jillian Hall
Lizzy Valentine Carter Elizabeth Miklosi
Melina Melina Perez
Nikki Corleone Nicole Raczynski
Nurse Krissy Sealice Kristin Eubanks
ODB Jessica Kresa
Rebecca Reyes Rebecca Reyes
Rosetta Park Tracy Castillo-Sharrer
Tigresa Caliente Trenesha Biggers

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
Kevin Kelly and Stevie Richards
Alex Abrahantes and Stevie Richards
Season 2

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring Announcer Dates Notes
Gary Michael Cappetta July 16, 2010 – October 22, 2011
Letisha Castro
Alex Abrahantes
Season 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LUCHA LIBRE USA NOW AVAILABLE ON HULU".
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "MTV2 Premieres 'Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors,' 7/16".
  4. ^ "LUCHA LIBRE USA NOW AVAILABLE ON HULU".
  5. ^ "Lucha Libre USA Profile".
  6. ^ "Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors >> Marco Corleone". MTV. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors 'Behind The Mask'". MTV Networks. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Dark Angelita (October 21, 2013). "Solar campeón en Estados Unidos". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  11. ^ Gerweck, Steve (October 21, 2013). "Twitter notes on Tammy Sytch, RJ Brewer, Eric Bischoff, and LuFisto". Gerweck. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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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