Lucha Libre USA
Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors was 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. On July 11, 2012 the remainder of season two began airing on Hulu with the final episode airing on October 3, 2012.
|Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors|
|Starring||Lucha Libre USA roster|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 + 1 special (list of episodes)|
|Producer(s)||Steven Ship, Louis Silverstein, and Alex Abrahantes|
|Camera setup||Multicamera setup|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Lucha Libre USA|
|Original network||MTV2 (2010–2011)|
|Picture format||HD 1080 1080i|
|Original release||July 16, 2010 –|
October 3, 2012
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.
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.
Behind the MaskEdit
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, 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.
LLUSA Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit
|Lucha Libre USA Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||Lucha Libre USA|
|Date established||December 12, 2010|
|Date retired||October 21, 2013|
|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.|
|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.|
|3||El Solar||1||October 20, 2013||0||Pomona, California||The Great American Nightmare|||
|4||RJ Brewer||2||October 20, 2013||1||Pomona, California||The Great American Nightmare|||
|—||Deactivated||—||October 21, 2013||—||Pomona, California||—||The title was deactivated after the final LLUSA promoted event.|
LLUSA Tag Team ChampionshipEdit
|Lucha Libre USA Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||Lucha Libre USA|
|Date established||January 22, 2011|
|Date retired||October 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.
(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.|
|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.|
|—||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.|
(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.|
|—||Deactivated||—||October 3, 2012||—||Albuquerque, New Mexico||—||The titles were deactivated after the final episode of Masked Warriors .|
|Ring name||Real name||Tenure(s)||Notes|
|Azteko / Rocky Romero||John Rivera||2010–2012|
|Blue Demon, Jr.||Unknown||2011|
|El Nevo Macho||Unknown|
|Shane Helms||Gregory Helms||2011–2013|
|Jon Rekon||Jon Andersen||2011–2013|
|Lizmark, Jr.||Juan Baños||2010–2012|
|Mini Park||Ricardo Moreno Tapia||2010–2012|
|Águlia||José Delgado Saldaña||2012|
|Pequeño Halloween||Samuel de Leon Sandoval||2010–2012|
|Psicosis||Juan Ebodio Gonzalez||2012|
|RJ Brewer||John Stagikas||2010–2013|
|Super Crazy||Francisco Islas Rueda||2013|
|Sydistiko||Theodore James Perkins||2010|
|Ring name||Real name|
|Awesome Kong||Kia Stevens|
|Brooke Carter||Brittney Savage|
|Jillian Hall||Jillian Hall|
|Lizzy Valentine Carter||Elizabeth Miklosi|
|Nikki Corleone||Nicole Raczynski|
|Nurse Krissy Sealice||Kristin Eubanks|
|Rebecca Reyes||Rebecca Reyes|
|Rosetta Park||Tracy Castillo-Sharrer|
|Tigresa Caliente||Trenesha Biggers|
- Charly Malice
- Chavo Guerrero
- Chi Chi
- Diamond Face
- El Hijo de Anibal
- El Oriental
- Headhunter A
- Headhunter B
- Huracan Ramirez, Jr.
- Isis the Amazon
- Jay Lethal
- Kip Gunn
- LA Park
- Lady Luck
- Latin Lover
- Lujo Esquire
- Marco Corleone
- Mascara Púrpura
- Mascarita Dorada
- Mini Dragoncito
- Petey Williams
- P.R. Flyer
- Reid Flair
- Saber Claw
- San Juan Kid
- Sol I
- Sol II
- Stevie Richards
|Reby Sky||July 16, 2010 – October 22, 2011|
|Nigel Sherrod and Lalo Gonzalez||Season 1|
|Kevin Kelly and Todd Romero
Kevin Kelly and Stevie Richards
Alex Abrahantes and Stevie Richards
|Gary Michael Cappetta||July 16, 2010 – October 22, 2011|
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