When asked if he would make a return to Lucha Underground, Shawn Hernandez flat out stated that the ship has sailed on that. He has backstage heat with the promotion because of how they handled his contract situation with TNA. Hernandez really wanted to be with a bigger promotion, but he lost that chance when the controversy arose. The belief is that Hernandez will continue to work the independent wrestling circuit.
November 11, 2015
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Lucha Underground was going to stay in business and was going to start taping their second season soon. It will be without one of their more recognizable faces, however. Shawn Hernandez has officially received the release from his contract that he had been seeking for several months now. The entire ordeal cost him his job with TNA when that company found out he was still under contract to LU.
September 25, 2015
Some interesting details have surfaced about the departure of MVP from TNA. While the initial belief was that he left the company on his own accord, which was something that he had been contemplating, reports have now surfaced that he was actually fired over the Hernandez situation. Management blames him for how everything went down with that fiasco.
July 31, 2015
Since they already spent the money and effort to film the segments, TNA officials have reportedly attempted to try to make a deal with Lucha Underground to let them use footage of Shawn Hernandez on upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling. The latter company is said to be very much against the idea because they feel that Hernandez is still a part of their promotion.
July 17, 2015
When TNA decided to bring Shawn Hernandez back into the company, they asked him if he was contractually free from Lucha Underground. He insisted that he was, but that turned to not be true. Dixie Carter was contacted about the issue. To avoid a potential lawsuit, she decided to release Hernandez from the promotion and remove filmed footage from upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling.
July 15, 2015
It looks like Shawn Hernandez might not be the last guy to leave Lucha Underground. Reports have surfaced that several of the performers backstage have grown rather frustrated with management for not providing them with updates on the status of the company. Some are under the belief that the promotion will be folding, as a second season has yet to be announced.
June 26, 2015
Fans that watched Impact Wrestling this week got to witness a surprising return. Shawn Hernandez came back to TNA and aligned himself with the Beat Down Clan. The belief was that the former world tag team champion was done with the company because they stopped booking him a while back. The two sides have made amends.
June 25, 2015