TV Producer Mark Burnett Involved in Wrestling

The new American league is expected to begin later this year.

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014  |  Updated 7:42 PM EDT
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TV Producer Mark Burnett Involved in Wrestling

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Burnett said Sunday that he is becoming a partner with Lucha Libre AAA to create the American league, and it will be shown on the brand-new El Rey television network started by film director Robert Rodriguez.

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Prolific TV producer Mark Burnett has a new venture. He's helping to launch an American version of the popular lucha libre wrestling league from Mexico

Burnett said Sunday that he is becoming a partner with Lucha Libre AAA to create the American league, and it will be shown on the brand-new El Rey television network started by film director Robert Rodriguez, which is aimed at English-speaking Latino households.

Burnett is known as the behind-the-scenes visionary behind "Survivor," ''The Voice" and "The Bible." He said he loves the story lines of good versus evil in lucha libre, a combination of scripted entertainment and sports action.

The new American league is expected to begin later this year.

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