IMPACT Wrestling is trying to recapture the fans’ trust with help from leveraging relationships with Lucha Underground and Mexico’s Lucha Libre AAA.
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As head of Latino / Spanish content at Sports Illustrated, Luis Miguel Echegaray is looking to grow SI.com’s audience, making the website and TV shows a “go to” spot for Hispanic sports fans.
Andrade “Cien” Almas made his WWE pay-per-view debut during WWE’s SummerSlam weekend. WWE covets the Hispanic wrestling market, and the sports entertainment company hopes Andrade “Cien” Almas can replicate the success he found in Mexico and Japan, growing their international fanbase.
The financial troubles of leading media rights firm MP & Silva leaves international football, and other sports rights, in flux. The unexpected availability of these rights may present opportunities for brands to partner with some of the world’s biggest football properties.
The boxing reality series “The Contender” debuts on EPIX on Friday, August 24, with the Hispanic audience an important factor in its success. The tradition of boxing across Latin America and among Latinos in the U.S., has never been stronger.
The National Football League is looking to grow the popularity of football abroad and Mexico is a market that the league has targeted.
New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) aired its third show in the United States, as the company attempts to catch WWE in the business of professional wrestling. NJPW has a solid long-time relationship with Mexico’s Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), that could be used to help the company catch up to the WWE.
Boxing remains extremely popular and marketable in the Hispanic sports market, and the inclusion of two Hispanic fighters in the show’s revival is a natural tie into that fan base.
Major League Soccer looks to leverage World Cup coverage and the success of “El Tri” to increase viewership. Major League Soccer wants to continue its growth as league despite the USMNT not qualifying into the 2018 World Cup.