Marvel and AAA wrestling are teaming up for Lucha show

Unless you're already a fan of the grappling arts, it's hard to sell pro wrestling to newcomers. Ironically enough, before I started evangelizing for the "sport," I used to be quite averse to wrestling myself. Initially, I found pro wrestling inaccessible in the early 90s due to how cartoonish and over-the-top the era's characters were. As a die-hard superhero fan, it felt strange watching guys like Hulk Hogan pretend to be real-life superheroes- -when I could just watch actual superheroes.

Now that I'm on the other side of the fence with pro wrestling, the similarities between comic books and the action in the squared circle extend far beyond the characters contained in both mediums. Like superhero yarns, wrestling also revolves around a never-ending battle between good and evil. And now it looks like Marvel comics and the historic Mexican wrestling promotion AAA are determined to solidify the bonds between superheroes and wrestling even further.

In the video linked above, you can check out the announcement of a new Marvel comics Lucha show for Disney plus.

Marvel-themed lucha libre show is headed to Disney+.

During the third and final night of Triplemanía XXX in Mexico City, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (also known as Triple A or simply AAA) announced a new wrestling show set to debut on Disney+ as part of the Marvel Lucha Libre Edition initiative. The show will seemingly be titled El Origen de la Máscara, which translates to The Origin of the Mask. "Discover the untold secret of the fight between heels and faces," the on-screen text in an official promotional video reads (translated from Spanish). "Inspired by Marvel heroes." At this time, it is unclear if the lucha libre program will be available on Disney+ worldwide, or only in Mexico.