While it has not been confirmed yet, the belief is that Lucha Underground will be picked up for a second season by the El Rey network. Many feel that the arrival of Alberto Del Rio and the potential signing of Rey Mysterio has played a huge part in convincing executives at the network to give them more time. Their numbers were not initially all that impressive, but there is some hope since they now have big name stars to build around.
March 20, 2015
Looks like the momentum that Alberto Del Rio had picked up over the last couple of months is about to take a hit. It has now been revealed that he has suffered a torn quad. The injury reportedly took place while he was working a match down in Mexico. Since he did not want to skip out on a scheduled appearance, Del Rio still flew to Connecticut this past weekend and worked a match. He teamed up with Matt Hardy to take on Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson.
March 9, 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 the company has seen their numbers in Mexico taking a severe drop, Triple H is now heavily pushing for WWE to find themselves another Mexican star that can draw some of the audience back. The criteria right now is that the person has to be at least six feet tall, can work solidly in the ring and is bilingual. Ironically enough, a person that fits that description is Alberto Del Rio, who was recently released by the company for a backstage incident.
February 12, 2015
While Lucha Underground has been actively seeking well known talent to join their roster and increase their presence in the United States, they are having trouble signing performers. Aside from Alberto Del Rio, a lot of wrestlers are holding off on signing a contract with the promotion. One of the reasons being speculated for that right now is the fact that a lot of people are waiting to see what Jeff Jarrett can do with his new GFW promotion this year.
February 10, 2015
The topic of money was recently brought up by Alberto Del Rio during a recent podcast interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He stated that there is definitely life outside of WWE, as he is currently making as much money as he did during his best years with the company. The former world heavyweight champion also revealed that his pay started declining once he got into issues with an unnamed person backstage.
January 28, 2015
Right before Impact Wrestling made its debut on Destination America, TNA wanted to make a big splash by signing a well known performer to make a surprise appearance. A $400,000 contract was put on the table for Alberto Del Rio. Management even sweetened the deal by limiting the amount of appearances that he would be required to make during the year. For whatever reasons, the former world heavyweight champion declined the offer.
January 18, 2015
After losing public battles to CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio, WWE has decided to become a bit stricter with the wording of their contract. Management wants to ensure that the performers are unable to make a living after they leave the company, so there is now reportedly a new clause that prevents them from working in professional wrestling or UFC for an entire year if they are fired from WWE for disciplinary reasons. They also lose royalties as well.
January 1, 2015
Some further details have been reported about TNA and their pursuit of Alberto Del Rio. It was already known that John Gaburick was the person that in contact with the former world heavyweight champion, as the two of them had a close working relationship in WWE. Now, word has leaked that the company has offered Del Rio a one year deal, worth approximately $400,000. They also requests that he work exclusively for them, which might be a problem because he wants to work elsewhere.
December 18, 2014