Netflix decided to bless the world with making Lucha Underground available to its binge watchers.
The series showcases the importance of the Lucha Libre culture, how much of an impact it has made in America, and overall brings something different to the table.
Why should you watch this Netflix series?
Lucha Undergound gives your the art of professional wrestling, along with the history of Lucha Libre through its masked wrestlers. There’s a story behind every mask and a lineage of ancestors who have worn the mask. If you didn’t already know, the art of Lucha Libre combines high-flying moves, quick transitions, and technical abilities. You’ll see that although wrestling is “fake,” the risks taken are surely not.
I’ve haven’t been this hooked to wrestling in a long time. Watching this series has taken me back to my childhood days where my jaw was always dropped and I wanted to mimic all of my favorite high-flying wrestlers. Instead of pointless angles, multiple storylines and desperate mic sessions, we have a show that incorporates the real eliminates of wrestling. Lucha Underground has talented wrestlers who aren’t held back because of their sexual orientation or gender. We have fighters that all play into the main plot, however, have their own paths.
Lastly, we have various matchups and different wrestlers in the main event spotlight.
You see the end of same-gender matches.
In Lucha Underground, although there aren’t many women wrestling under the promotion’s banner (in the first two seasons at least). The women who are contracted, are able to fight men.
Sexy Star is a powerful, muscular, high-flying Queen of the Lucha who will make you fall in love with both her charm and strength. She’s on a mission to prove that women can hang with the men. Sexy isn’t the only talented female. You also have the self-proclaimed baddest bitch, Ivelisse. Along side Son of Havoc, she brings forth her technical, high-flying, MMA-ways to the ring.
They also have many stars on the show.
In both seasons, I never got sick of one luchador.I love most about Lucha Undergound is that almost every episode, we are introduced to new upcoming talent. We get a new story and we get a new door that opens. We also get different styles of Lucha from all around the world: talented wrestlers, MMA fighters, entertainers, and street fighters.
Oh, and not all wrestlers are masked – you have many former WWE and TNA wrestlers too.
The exótico culture is showcased.
In Lucha Underground, everyone is accepted. In the first two seasons of Netflix, we are introduced to Pimpinela Escarlata, a luchador representing the exótico culture. At a glance, you’ll see that Escarlata is different. However, in the ring, you’ll see that Escarlata can compete with the best of the best.
Exótico luchadores are the equivalent to drag queens; with less drag and talented in the technical aspects of wrestling. They bring entertainment and of course, moves that push the barriers.
All the episodes are not even uploaded… yet.
If you fall in love with the first two seasons, I can guarantee you’ll love whatever it is they have planed next.
The world of professional wrestling has changed thanks to Netflix.