UK sports channel Front Runner to feature Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide beginning June 14

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Johnny Mundo (photo courtesy Front Runner & AAA)

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide wrestling will begin airing on free-to-air UK sports channel Front Runner, available in 19 million homes, beginning June 14. The show airs at 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday. This is the first time AAA Worldwide will air in the UK and Northern Ireland on television ever. It’s a available on SKY ch469, Freesat ch250, Freeview ch91, Talk Talk/ BT ch91.

The press release states:

The fast action wrestling style of Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, which is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this year, offers wrestling fans the chance to see some of the world’s greatest luchador wrestlers such as Johnny Mundo, Angelico, La Parka, Super Fly, Drago and luchadora Taya.

The Mexican promotion showcases the best ‘lucha libre’ style wrestling, focusing on rapid sequences of chain and grapple wrestling manoeuvres as well as high-flying offence from the top ropes. Many of the international competitors wear masks when competing.

Ross Ravago, from Front Runner said: “We are thrilled to be able to broadcast one of the biggest wrestling company’s to UK wrestling fans and believe that it is a fantastic alternative to similar programmes already shown in the UK.

He added: “Wrestling has a long heritage both here in the UK and in Mexico and we are delighted to be able to gain the rights to broadcast this world renowned weekly episodic show, every Wednesday night from 9.30pm.”

About Front Runner

Front Runner is the UK’s first and only free-to-air dedicated sports channel and leads the way in showcasing the best in action sports from across the globe. It offers the latest news from the worlds of motorsport, professional fighting and live sports. Along with adrenaline-fuelled action, there’s also darts, poker, comedy and chat. Updates are available through the Front Runner‘s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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