El Rey Network is expanding its relationship with Lucha Underground star Rey Mysterio. The wrestling champion has signed a one-year first look deal with El Rey, the network behind the series. Under the pact, Mysterio will develop, produce and consult on creative projects and series, both scripted and unscripted.
Mysterio joined Lucha Underground during the second season and will appear in the upcoming third season premiering September 7 on El Rey Network.
“Rey Mysterio’s incredible talent extends far beyond the ring,” said El Rey Network President and G.M. Daniel Tibbets. “He is creative and collaborative and has a keen eye for great entertainment. Rey embodies the El Rey Network brand and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with him.”
Mysterio is a 25-year ring veteran and decorated champion in multiple North American wrestling organizations, His lightning-fast offense is credited with bringing lucha libre to mainstream American audiences. Mysterio was trained by the Mexican professional wrestler, Rey Misterio Sr. who is also his uncle and one of the top stars and promoters of the sport through the 70’s and 80’s. A three-time world champion, having held the World Heavyweight Championship twice and the WWE Championship once, Mysterio made his professional debut at the age of 14. He is also a AAA Hall of Famer and captured the Lucha Libre World Cup in May 2015, leading his trio’s tag team to victory. Mysterio was also Lucha Underground Trios Champion in 2016.