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Netflix grapples with Lucha Underground wrestling

Netflix has picked up Mexican wrestling show Lucha Underground.

The show is a mix of drama and wrestling action from the Mexican championship. The fights take place between wrestlers wearing colorful outfits and masks and Lucha Underground weaves in telenovela-esque drama.

In the US it is on Robert Rodriguez’s cable net El Rey, but internationally coverage has been hard to find. El Rey recently locked Mysterio Jr. into a first-look deal and the former WWE wrestler and Lucha Underground star and Rodriguez net are working together on new shows.

The official Lucha Undergound Twitter feed confirmed that Netflix has bought the show, and the streaming service will launch it internationally this spring.

Netflix has taken the first two seasons of the show.