Mundo defeats Puma and Ryck in a triple threat ladder match on the Dec. 10th edition of Lucha Underground to win a $10,000 signing bonus. Mundo picks up the victory by climbing the ladder to retrieve the briefcase hanging above the ring at nineteen minutes and thirty seconds.
Lucha Underground announces their first major featured main event. The match will be Mundo vs Puma vs Ryck in a three-way ladder match for a briefcase holding $10,000. The money is a story-line signing bonus for the wrestler who impresses management the most.
Lucha Underground airs its debut episode on the El Rey Network. The show boasts Vampiro and Striker on American commentary and features Guerrero vs Blue Demon Jr and Johnny Mundo vs Prince Puma.
The El Rey Network announces they will team with AAA wrestling to create a new professional wrestling promotion and series titled Lucha Underground the show is set to feature the top talent in lucha libre wrestling and will bring that style to mainstream American audiences. The Network’s statement reads:
The ‘Lucha Underground’ franchise is perfect for El Rey Network. It features good versus evil, intense action, humor, drama, great characters and most important great stories from two of the best storytellers in the business- Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez. It’s the perfect time and they are the perfect team to bring lucha to America.