WWE Raw Rating Up
As noted, this week’s WWE SummerSlam go-home edition of WWE Raw averaged 2.915 million viewers, up slightly from last week’s 2.911 million viewership average. The final rating for the show was a 2.12, up from last week’s 2.05 rating.
El Rey Releases “Zero Fear” Artwork for Lucha Underground Season 3
El Rey Network has issued the following:
Austin, TX– August 17, 2016 – Today, El Rey Network released Season 3 key art for its original show “Lucha Underground”, the wildly-popular Lucha Libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures. The electric art featuring the fearless Pentagon Dark offers a glimpse into this new season premiering on El Rey Network on Wednesday, September 7 at 8pm ET.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground.” The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. The weekly series provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that have come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
“Lucha Underground” is produced by MGM in association with FactoryMade Ventures and AG Studios for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of MGM; Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Skip Chaisson of Kick Punch and El Rey Network. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by MGM.
Indy Wrestler Wins First Olympic Match
Canadian Woman’s 69kg Freestyle wrestler Dori Yeats, who wrestled for Great North Wrestling last year and trains out of Tristar MMA in Montreal won her first match in Rio today via tech fall over Hanna Rueben of Nigeria. Yeats is the daughter of 5 time Greco Roman Olympic Doug Yeats and has interest in getting into MMA after her amateur career is over.