Lucha Underground Crowns Sexy Star as First Female Champion

sexy-star-lucha-underground-championIn a year where women continue to challenge the status quo in politics and sports, Lucha Underground played host to a historic event on the November 16 broadcast. Sexy Star dominated the Lucha Underground Temple, obliterating her competitors to become the new Lucha Underground Champion, making her the first female wrestler to ever hold the title.  She defeated nineteen of Lucha Underground’s finest masked heroes and villains to claim her spot in Lucha Libre history.

This move is groundbreaking in the sport of pro wrestling as never before has a female wrestler held the company’s leading championship with both men and women competing for the brass ring.

lucha-underground-sexy-star-with-the-pinIn 1999, during the esteemed “Attitude Era” in WWE, Chyna became the first woman to hold the prestigious Intercontinental Championship. This October also saw Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks serve as the first female wrestlers to compete in the Hell In A Cell match and subsequently the first to headline a WWE pay-per-view event. However, that match was for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship, a title where only women compete in the division.

Be sure to check out more groundbreaking action involving the stars of Lucha Underground on the El Rey Network. The station is presenting the third annual “Way of the Turkey” Thanksgiving marathon where you can relive the action and high flying antics with 24 hours of fan curated episodes starting at 6:00am on Sunday, November 26th.

Don’t miss new one-hour episodes of the Lucha Libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett Wednesdays at 8:00PM ET on El Rey Network. 

Relive Sexy Star’s historic victory below!

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