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A wrestling promotion goes from live action to animation

IMG Credit: Aro Lucha

It’s a different way of presenting things. Professional wrestling has been around for a very long time now and you can see it unfold in all forms. The style that was popular at the start of wrestling is quite different from what we see today, which doesn’t even include all of the style changes along the way. Now, however, we might see something that has never been done before, even in wrestling.

Aro Lucha, a lucha libre promotion, has announced that it will stop producing live wrestling events and instead move into an animation project. In an announcement to its current investors, courtesy of Fightful Select, the company spoke about its decision, citing the coronavirus pandemic, the animation industry’s market opportunity, and the growing Latino and Hispanic market. The company has already started working on the untitled anime series. Aro Lucha held four events in Texas and Tennessee in December 2017 and January 2018, with most of his wrestlers now signed elsewhere.

Opinion: If you leave the business of producing wrestling events and go into creating animation, are you still a wrestling promotion? Aro Lucha is not a promotion that made an impact in the first place, as it only held a few events that didn’t get as much coverage. I suppose this had to be done for the good of the investors, but it’s still a pretty jarring twist.

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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling critic since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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