‘Lucha Underground’
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‘Lucha Underground’ captures diverse L.A. in a wrestling ring, with tights and melodrama

‘Lucha Underground’

King Cuerno is a star of “Lucha Underground,” which films in Boyle Heights and airs weekly on the El Rey Network.

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Mascarita Sagrada prepares himself to take the ring.

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The elaborate costumes of luchadores include flashy leg and footwear.

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Wrestlers make their way to the ring.

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Drago checks himself backstage before a match.

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Fenix plays to the crowd in Boyle Heights.

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Sexy Star whips up the crowd.

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King Cuerno enters the arena in style. “This is cinematic, and the crowd is involved,” one fan says. “It’s entertainment.”

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Luchadores Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Mundo enjoy a moment during a six-on-six tag-team event.

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The action is intense during a tag-team match.

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