Lucha Television Information
Lucha Television Information
Both AAA and CMLL air on the Televisa family of channels. On National Channel 9 (also known as Galavision), CMLL airs on Saturdays afternoon, and AAA airs on Sunday afternoon, but exact times vary depending on the week.
IWRG airs on the AYM Sports network, out of Juarez, Sundays at 11am.
Since late '05, CMLL also airs on Canal 51. Check the listing in the United States section for more information.
CMLL and AAA may air on Galavision (US), which is owned by Televisa. In the past, Galavision would combine and compact both promotion's shows into a two or three hour timeslot. In the last year, they've instead just show one promotion or the other (usually CMLL), though cuts are still sometimes made.
In early 2003, Galavision stopped airing new episodes of CMLL and AAA due to a contract dispute. The sides were eventually able to come to an agreement in June of 2003, but Galavision opted to start airing episodes on a two month delay. (The US broadcasts were previously only two weeks behind Mexico.) Since this time, the delay has grown to over three months.
On normal weeks, lucha airs three times during the weekend. There are two airings of "Lucha Libre", once on Saturday at 2pm EST, and once again early Sunday morning at 3am. On Sunday afternoon at 2pm, "Lucha de Vuelta" airs, which is a rerun of "Lucha Libre" from weeks prior. All shows are typically two hours long. Starting time and length can vary from week to week due to other programming commitments (usually Mexican futbol coverage), and it varies enough that it's worth checking the listings each week.
Galavision's site is www.galavision.com. Depending on your cable provider and area, Galavision (listed as GALA) may be part of your normal digital channels, a special Spanish language tier or be unavailable at all. Galavision is available on both DirectTV and DishNetwork.
Since late '05, CMLL has started to air a Guerreros del Ring (GdR) on Canal 52MX. This station is avaiable in both the United States and Mexico, though it's non-GdR programming lineup varies depending on the country.
Guerreros del Ring is a one hour show, typically airing one match from the Friday Arena Mexico show (8 days after it happened) and one match from the Sunday Arena Coliseo show (6 days after). It airs on Saturday at 4pm, and Sunday at 3pm ET
CAN52MX's website is canal52.com.mx/site/. CAN52MX is only available on Comcast Digital cable systems in the US, and may be part of a Spanish language package.
Fox Sports Espanol
In the past, a show featuring WWA lucha from Tijuana has aired on Fox Sports Espanol. It's went into perpetual reruns, and does not appear to be on any upcoming listings.
Televisa - sorta
Residents of southern California have been known to be able to receive the over the air signal from the Tijauna Televisa affiliate. However, they often cut off the CMLL lucha show after the first hour.
CMLL aired on UK's the Wrestling Channel in '04, but are not currently airing on the network.
CMLL currently airs on Galavision Europe, but it is only available in Spain through the Canal Satélite Digital provider.
A shortened version of the Televisa CMLL show airs on the Samurai Network. The opening match is cut to shorten the program down to 90 minutes. Check their website for more information on dates and times.
Two hour AAA episodes air on the Gaora TV Network. Check their website for more information on dates and times.