Lucha Libre's 'Triplemania' Is Coming to Twitch in All Its Spandexed Glory
Video game streaming platform Twitch has had a lot of success recently with non-gaming content like The Joy of Painting and the Power Rangers. Now, it plans to air AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide's Triplemania XXV. Twitch will broadcast the event live in both English and Spanish on August 26th from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. PT. Before that, it will air a "best of" Triplemania marathon starting August 24th at 3 p.m. PT. Wrestling has been growing in popularity on Twitch recently after fans reportedly urged organizations to broadcast shows there.
"We have recently seen the Twitch community rally around wrestling content since the sport is also entertainment-driven with engaging personalities and supported by passionate fans," Twitch CEO Emmett Shear in a press release. "With AAA Worldwide being among the industry’s biggest wrestling organizations and lucha libre holding a special place in pop culture, our involvement with Triplemania XXV marks a fun and fascinating milestone."