With so many different wrestling promotions thriving at the moment, many tend to forget the impact Lucha Underground had on the industry for as long as it was around.
Before there was All Elite Wrestling, Lucha Underground was one of the places where independent wrestlers went to hone their craft and make a name for themselves upon its launch in 2014. In the beginning, it had more buzz than IMPACT Wrestling and Ring of Honor combined and was so vastly different than anything else out there at the time.
Those who tuned in to see a notable name like Johnny Mundo (formerly John Morrison in WWE) or Chavo Guerrero stuck around for the likes of Pentagon Jr., King Cuerno and Mil Muertes. Lucha Underground's roster featured talent fans were already familiar with and others who had yet to get their big break on the national wrestling scene (but deserved one). It was the perfect mix.
Unfortunately, Lucha Underground met its demise in late 2018 when it wasn't renewed for a fifth season, and nearly a year removed from its Season 4 finale, it doesn't look like it ever will. Thankfully, many involved with the organization have since gone on to bigger and better things in other promotions and have Lucha Underground to thank for giving them such an amazing platform to showcase their skills to the world on.
Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and writing when he joined Bleacher Report. Equipped with a master's in journalism, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, FanSided's Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and GateHouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with wrestling superstars like Chris Jericho, Edge, Goldberg, Christian, Diamond Dallas Page, Jim Ross, Adam Cole, Tessa Blanchard, Ryback, and Nick Aldis among others.