The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that famed producer of "Survivor" and "The Bible," Mark Burnett, will be bringing AAA's Lucha Libre wrestling show to the new El Rey Network, which was created by Robert Rodriguez. The hour long Lucha Libre show will debut in the second half of 2014 and Burnett had the following to say regarding the project:
"Starting this business with a new television series on a cutting-edge network like El Rey is very exciting," Burnett said in a release announcing the news. "And it doesn't end there. Wrestling is a billion-dollar business in the U.S., and with partners like Robert Rodriguez, Lucha Libre AAA and the rest of our great team, our new lucha libre league will make that market even bigger."
Jake Roberts Talks Raw Old School
WWE.com has posted a new interview with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and Roberts discusses his return at Raw Old School last week. Roberts noted that DDP called him the Saturday before Raw and told him WWE wanted to discuss an opportunity for him. Roberts said the only people who knew he'd be on Raw were him, Vince McMahon, DDP, Triple H and talent executive Mark Carrano. Roberts added that he was flown into a different airport from the rest of the talent, and was kept hidden in a bus until about 10 minutes before he hit the ring.
Roberts also discussed his segment with CM Punk, and praised Punk by saying the following:
"I appreciate CM Punk so much more now than I ever have. He kneeled down over at the side, got completely out of the picture and allowed me to have that moment. It was incredible. It shows people what a true professional he is. He really raised himself up on my list of people that I respect."