There are rumors floating around right now that Lucha Underground has lost nearly $20 million thus far. That number is a bit exaggerated. While the promotion will not reveal the number, they are not denying that money was lost this year. Some major changes are being planned in the hopes of being able to continue as a business. Their best bet is if Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio can draw in more of the mainstream fans.
April 6, 2015
During a recent interview with The Troy Show, Alberto Del Rio was asked about the claims made by CM Punk towards the WWE medical department. Del Rio stated that he never had any issues with them personally, but he also stated that Punk would not lie about such things. Del Rio knows Punk better than fans who have never been around him for an extended period of time. He also teased that Punk could potentially end up in Lucha Underground.
March 8, 2015
Since ROH has managed to bring in Alberto Del Rio and Samoa Joe, a lot of fans are under the assumption that their financial issues are over. That is not the case whatsoever. The company was able to sign those guys because they are short term contracts. While it does cost a pretty penny to get big name guys under contract, Ring of Honor is willing to take the risk to bring in revenue. It is being said that long term deals were never discussed.
February 28, 2015
As many of you already know, WWE is desperately looking for a star to help them win back fans in Mexico. That might be a bit harder than they were hoping it to be. The feeling right now is that performers in that country are a bit hesitant to sign with the promotion because of how Alberto Del Rio and the original Sin Cara were treated. If two big stars could be treated like that, then the other guys know that they are vulnerable as well.
February 16, 2015
While a lot of wrestling fans are under the impression that he is set to make a big splash in professional wrestling this year, Alberto Del Rio is reportedly still on the fence about where he wants to take his career in 2015. The former world heavyweight champion is still pondering options and offers from MMA. The belief is that if the money is substantially more from real fights, then he will go in that direction for the time being.
January 15, 2015