DORIAN ROLDÁN PEÑA NAMED GENERAL MANAGER LUCHA LIBRE FMV
Los Angeles – January 19, 2017 – Dorian Roldán Peña has been named General Manager of Lucha Libre FMV, it was announced today. In this role, Roldán Peña will oversee the day to day operations of Lucha Libre FMV LLC, which owns the Intellectual Property of Lucha Underground worldwide and the Intellectual Property of Lucha Libre AAA outside of Mexico. His responsibilities include oversight of live events, talent relations, sponsorships, merchandising and licensing, etc. He will also continue on in his current role as the EVP, Enterprise Development for Lucha Libre AAA. He will report to the members of Lucha Libre FMV, LLC.
Lucha Libre FMV, LLC is a joint venture among FactoryMade Ventures, Lucha Libre AAA, Robert Rodriguez and MGM Television Group. Lucha Underground airs Wednesday nights at 8:00pm ET on El Rey Network and is available on iTunes. The series also airs in Canada, Japan, France and Pan-Asia.
Roldán Peña is currently EVP of Lucha Libre AAA, a business founded and built by his family to become the dominant league in Mexico with over 85% market share in television, live events, sponsorship, merchandise, video games, cause related marketing events and more. He is also co-owner and founder of PAP Enterprises LLC (Investment Firm dedicated to promote Hispanic-focused business in USA) and Lucha Libre FMV, LLC. He is an Attorney-at-law and a business developer for “Promociones Antonio Peña”, a Mexican company dedicated to the sports entertainment and the owner of the Intellectual Property of the AAA League of Lucha Libre in Mexico. Roldán Peña has a law degree from the Autonomouse Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). He was named in the Top 20 Innovators of the Year by SportBusiness International in 2014 and was among the Top 7 Executives in Sports in Mexico by Expansion.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground”. This riveting original series, currently in its third season, introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. The weekly series provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that have come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.