Lucha Libre USA Season 2 Begins Tapings in New Mexico

The following press release has been issued:

Lucha Libre USA’s Masked Warriors TV series moves to a new home at the The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque for its second season on MTV

First live event to be held December 12, 2010 featuring Wrestling “Luchastars” Mini Park, Marco Corleone, El Oriental, Mascarita Dorada, Octagoncito, Lizmark Jr., Charly Malice and many more!

New York, NY (October 26, 2010) –Following its successful debut season, Lucha Libre USA announces that it will film Season 2 of its Masked Warriors television series at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, NM for later broadcast on MTV 2 and Tr3s.

The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host the second season of Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors from December through June. “We are thrilled to bring some of Mexican Wrestling’s most infamous characters to our venue. The outlandish plots and spectacular physicality appeals to a huge fan base and we are excited to bring this type of sport to New Mexico,” says Cassie Rakoczy, Marketing Director at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque

Starting on December 12, 2010, Lucha Libre fans in Albuquerque will finally have the opportunity to experience the high-flying, explosive action that only Lucha Libre USA can deliver. Featuring amazing aerial acrobatics and elaborate masks, with special guests every month and many surprises along the way, viewers will be stunned by the luchadores’ death-defying stunts and extreme agility in the ring. On October 26 Lucha Libre USA and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque will hold a joint press conference where further details will be revealed.

For over 75 years, Lucha Libre has been a significant part of Mexican culture. It is the most watched and best-attended live sport after soccer. Lucha Libre USA has brought this Mexican extreme sport to mainstream audiences with Masked Warriors, the first English language Lucha Libre television series. Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors launched on July 16, 2010 and has become one of the most talked about new shows on the air. According to Lucha Libre USA CEO, Steven Ship, “We look forward to an even more exciting Season 2 of our Masked Warriors TV series with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque as our new home and partner.”

About Lucha Libre USA:

Lucha Libre is an art form, much beloved by Latinos ? It sells millions of tickets to a mass audience composed of families from across the socioeconomic strata. Lucha Libre USA’s mission is to introduce Americans to the global phenomenon that is Mexican wrestling. Lucha Libre USA regularly produces live events in major US venues.

About MTV 2:

MTV2 is a man’s best friend, with the highest concentration of males 12-24 on TV today. A vibrant mix of music, lifestyle and action sports programming, MTV2 has reflected the habits and behavior of young people since its launch in 1996. MTV2’s audience has grown each year and the channel is currently available in 75 million homes. MTV2 is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About Tr3́s: MTV Música y Más

Tr3Å›: MTV Música y Más is available in 7 million Hispanic TV households and 38 million total TV households, making it the most widely distributed TV network dedicated to serving today’s bicultural Latino youth. Tr3́s: MTV Música y Más’ programming is rooted in the fusion of American and Latino music, culture, lifestyle and language. Music programming is at the core of Tr3́s: MTV Música y Más, the channel features hit makers, emerging artists and new sounds that resonate with young US Latinos. Tr3́s: MTV Música y Más’ programming slate also features lifestyle series, news, documentaries and other long-form programs that celebrate US-Latino hybrid identity and culture.

About the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque

The stage is set for the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque featuring a 6 story tower and a total of 201 guest rooms; approximately 100,000 square foot casino; a relaxing indoor/outdoor pool; 30,000 square feet of convention space; a 2,500 seat multi-purpose theater for concerts and sporting events; several new restaurants; Center Bar; cocktail lounge and live entertainment. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque is located in the heart of the Land of Enchantment; the property is dramatic, yet graceful combination of striking architecture and rock n’ roll vibe. Impeccable hospitality with personalized attention provides each guest with an unmatched experience. The new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque includes premier entertainment, the décor, memorabilia, and merchandise that have made the Hard Rock brand famous around the world.