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Mexican Wrestling is Coming to American TV

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I certainly didn’t expect to be writing about lucha libre wrestling at press tour, but I was inspired by a panel for Robert Rodriguez’s just-launched El Rey Network, about bring lucha libre to the U.S. with a new league and a new series. As I wrote,

If things go as Burnett hopes, he can tap into the US’s billion-dollar wrestling industry—so lucrative that World Wrestling Entertainment just announced the February launch of its own WWE Network, a 24/7 online streaming service offering access to past wrestling shows and all of its upcoming WWE pay-per-view events.

Burnett said, “It’s going to be epic.” Well, at the very least, it’s going to be interesting.

Mexican wrestling is coming to American TV