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Let’s celebrate Lucha Underground’s birthday with a GIF tribute to Dario Cueto

October 29, 2014 marked Lucha Underground’s television debut. We have one man to thank for that. El Jefe, Dario Cueto. It was his genius as a wrestling promoter that his legacy will be judged. Unfortunately, Dario’s life was cut short by ‘gang bangers.’

For the birthday of Lucha Underground, and with just a day until the Weds., Oct. 31 premiere of the fourth edition of Dario’s greatest creation (Ultima Lucha), let’s celebrate El Jefe’s presence with a GIF tribute. For the sake of ease, I only compiled ones from the official Lucha Underground Twitter account.

Grab a drink.

Spend time with friends.

And have a laugh.

Let’s do this!

Dario Cueto was a man of many talents. He was a mic tossing, key wearing, pull-up doing son of a gun. Dario even had his own cereal line. His greatest accomplishment was being the owner and proprietor of Lucha Underground.

Dario was a business man who kept his cool, even when hot heads messed his desk or being in the presence of dragons. It was always about putting on a fantastic show for the Believers.

Dario loved a good fight.

It showed in the product he produced. At times, the best fight involved Dario and his beloved brother Matanza.

Times were up, times were down. Times were fun with Antonio Cueto’s son. No matter what happened in the Temple, always remember one thing.

If I’ve learned anything in four years of watching Lucha Underground, it would be to never say never. Dario Cueto may be gone for now, but that doesn’t mean he is gone forever. Weirder things have happened than a routine resurrection.

What were your favorite Dario moments? Where does he rank in the annals of wrestling history as a promoter extraordinaire?

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