Lucha Underground Producer Prefers Seasonal Format To Year-Round

Lucha Underground Producer Chris DeJoseph was interviewed by Ring Rust Radio ahead of Lucha Underground's season four debut. You can check out the full interview above, and highlights below.

Ring Rust Radio: On June 13, Lucha Underground returns to El Rey Network for its fourth season. What is the excitement level from the wrestlers and the backstage crew for the launch of another season?

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Chris DeJoseph: I think it’s probably like above 100 percent, like 125 percent excitement rating. I think it’s been a while and everybody is super excited to be back on the air and on El Rey Network and to be back and let the fans finally see what we have held secret for a few months now. It’s can be well worth the wait.


Ring Rust Radio: The Lucha believers were left with a lot of question marks following the season 3 finale. What are some of the biggest changes fans should expect when tuning back in for season 4?

Chris DeJoseph: One thing for sure is that we are in a whole new warehouse. It’s a whole, new temple and basically, it’s based off of the end of Season 3. The Temple had to relocate to this old icehouse. It’s a pretty cool thing, but just like the old temple, this new temple is just as big of a character in the show as the original.


Ring Rust Radio: Most wrestling companies, with WWE serving as the prime example, are year-round entities with programming or shows every single week throughout the year. From your perspective, what are some of the biggest advantages for Lucha Underground when it comes to taking breaks in the middle of and in between seasons, and what are some of the biggest challenges you have to overcome?

Chris DeJoseph: For me, the challenge is we are not on every week. It’s not necessarily appointment viewing every single week. You’re used to watching Raw every Monday or you’re used to watching Smack Down every Tuesday or Friday or whenever it’s on. Lucha Underground is on Wednesdays when it comes back. It’s there for a shorter period of time. For me, one of the advantages of not having 52 shows a year; it gives a bit of an off-season, gives the fans a bit of time to digest, everybody a little break and some rest. It even gives the audience some time to build anticipation again and to get really hyped up for it to come back. I think that’s one cool advantage is it’s not the same thing every week. You get a little bit of rest and you get excited when Lucha comes back and you can’t wait to watch it.


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