In what has to be considered quite the turnaround after coming close to shutting things down after the first season, Lucha Underground has announced that a third season has been green lit by the El Rey network. Thanks in large part to the presence of former WWE superstar Rey Mysterio, the promotion has now been able to capture the attention of the mainstream media, as evident by their recent appearance on ESPN to promote the second season.
February 1, 2016
Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that Rey Mysterio had chosen to sign with Lucha Underground instead of making a return to WWE. Well, that has now been confirmed, as the former world heavyweight champion made an appearance at the television taping on Saturday. Mysterio was one of the mystery contestants in a battle royal to determine a new heavyweight champion.
December 13, 2015
For quite some time now, Lucha Underground has been trying their hardest to sign Rey Mysterio. It might have finally happened. The promotion is doing a television taping on Saturday, and sources are stating that there is a very good chance that the former world heavyweight champion is going to be making an appearance that day. He is unlikely to wrestle, however, because of an injury.
December 8, 2015
While the odds of it happening are seemingly really thin, rumors have it that Jeff Jarrett is continuing to hold on to hope that he can get Rey Mysterio to make an appearance for GFW when they start filming for television. His business relationship with AAA means that the deal cannot be completely ruled out just yet.
July 9, 2015
With rumors of his retirement hovering over the industry, Rey Mysterio decided to address the audience while making an appearance at Walemania. He confirmed that he will continue as an in ring performer. Mysterio also stated that Perro Aguayo would not have wanted him to retire because of the tragic accident. No word yet on when he will be stepping back into the ring, but Mysterio does have plenty of dates booked.
March 28, 2015
Walemania was the place to be this week if you were hoping to see a lot of wrestlers in the same place. Rey Mysterio made his first public appearance since the tragic Perro Aguayo incident. His buddy Konnan was there with him. The two of them were heavily advertised to be there. Three guys who were not scheduled to be there were Scott Hall, MVP and Samoa Joe, who all decided to simply pop up at the event and party with one another.
March 27, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was reported that Rey Mysterio had told a CMLL wrestler that he was going to be retiring because of what happened with Perro Aguayo. The unnamed wrestler might have been lying. While doing a club appearance near Wrestlemania, Mysterio informed fans there that he had no intentions of retiring at the moment. A lot of people in the industry are curious to see just how long it will be before he steps back into the ring.
March 27, 2015
When word spread earlier this week that Rey Mysterio was asking for $20,000 to make an appearance at various events, a lot of fans were skeptical about him being booked. It looks like the price seems fair to a couple of promoters overseas already. On July 18, the former WWE star will be appearing at the London Film and Comic Con event. The following night, Mysterio will be making an appearance at an 4FW event in England.
March 1, 2015
If you're a wrestling promoter and you want Rey Mysterio to make an appearance on your show, then you should be prepared to open up the checkbook. He is asking for $20,000 per appearance. While that may seem astounding to a lot of fans, it is a actually a price that some are willing to spend to bring attention to their companies. The recently released WWE star is said to have already secured one booking in England during the month of July.
February 28, 2015
Now that he has been freed from his contract with WWE, Rey Mysterio is looking forward to getting back in the ring. Since the company paid him to sit at home, the masked performer is said to be in good health again. With so many options out there, Mysterio is going to have a tough time choosing. His first stop, however, should be an easy choice. AAA will more than likely bring in Mysterio for a couple of special appearances very soon.
February 26, 2015