Now that they have successfully been able to stay in business by securing a second season, the guys in charge of Lucha Underground now need to figure out a way to generate enough interest so that they will not have to be worried about receiving a third season. That means that negotiations with Rey Mysterio should start back up again soon. The masked performer would provide them with the credibility they desperately need.
September 27, 2015
Initially, the plan for Rey Mysterio was to sign a very lucrative deal with Lucha Underground, which was reportedly to include an ownership stake. However, with the promotion likely to fold before the second season gets approved, plans are changing for the masked performer. There are now talks that he is considering a return to WWE. Some are even saying that discussions have already begun.
August 26, 2015
When it comes to wrestling legends from Japan, Jushin Liger is unquestionably one of the biggest names ever. That is why there is a ton of pressure on Tyler Breeze this weekend. The NXT star will be working a match against the masked legend in Brooklyn on Saturday. A lot of eyes will be on the show, so he has to really produce one of his greatest efforts ever that night.
August 21, 2015
At one point in time, WWE was hoping that Kalisto would be the guy to help bring back some of the audience members in Mexico. He was even supposed to have been given a singles push that was described as something quite noticeable. Those plans have been trashed. The masked performer is basically considered a filler for the tag team division nowadays.
August 13, 2015
In a press release, Jeff Jarrett revealed that GFW will be helping to promote the final movie that Roddy Piper ever starred in. The film is called The Masked Saint, and it will be released in theaters next January. Prior to his death from a heart attack, Piper had agreed to work for Global Force Wrestling as an ambassador. That would have helped draw in fans to the promotion.
August 12, 2015
As a sign of how miserable Rey Mysterio was when WWE was holding him hostage contractually, the masked performer has been repeatedly telling the media that he absolutely loves being able to dictate his own schedule and control his own career. Since it isn't a casual mention, the belief is that the former world heavyweight champion is trying to send a message.
August 8, 2015
For years, WWE fans ridiculed Rey Mysterio for having weak knees and needing quite a bit of time away from the ring. The masked performer recently mentioned that his knees are doing much better nowadays thanks to stem cell treatment. Mysterio also noted that it was his good friend, Charlie Haas, that introduced him to the doctor that does the procedure.
August 7, 2015
When the announcement was made that Jushin Liger was going to be working a live event in Brooklyn for NXT, some speculations were made that there was a lot more to the story since the masked legend works for New Japan. William Regal took to social media to explain to the internet wrestling community that it was simply a matter of him calling someone that he has known for three decades for a favor.
July 18, 2015