Since he is still one of the most popular wrestlers in the entire world, TNA made a good business decision this week when they attempted to sign Rey Mysterio to a contract. Management pitched to him that he would be built up as the big star that he is. They also informed him that he would have freedom to work in other promotions as well.
June 18, 2015
On April 19, Lucha Underground is taping a very special two hour episode. It will bring closure to all of their current story lines, and there should be plenty of surprises that evening. The general feeling right now is that this could be the very final episode that the promotion runs. They have lost millions of dollars over the past year. If Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio are not able to sell the network on another season, then this is the end of the road.
April 9, 2015
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
Morale backstage in AAA is said to be extremely high at the moment. While there are some that are jealous and concerned about their position within the company, it is being said that most performers are pleased to see the return of Sin Cara, Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. All three were extremely valuable marketing assets for the promotion. Their popularity in Mexico grew even higher after successful stints in the United States with WWE.
March 20, 2015
Some interesting details have come out of Lucha Underground this week. It appears as if the promotion is really wanting to swing for the fences. They reportedly have a plan in place to go big, and it involves Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. The belief is that the two of them would be given some sort of ownership package if the company were to become an international sensation. Their presence has already helped in television negotiations.
March 13, 2015
Fans who attended the House of Hardcore event over the weekend were already being treated to a great show because Tommy Dreamer once again managed to stack the card with well known stars. However, the hardcore legend wanted to give his paying customers a little bit more. Rey Mysterio made his surprising debut with the promotion. It was also his return to the ECW arena. Mysterio saved Dreamer from Ethan Carter and Eric Young.
March 8, 2015
Many within the industry felt that WWE purposely kept Rey Mysterio off of television for as long as they could. That would explain why management opted to renew his contract, even though there were no plans to utilize him in a story line or a feud. The belief is that the company kept the masked performer in the background because they wanted to limit the impact that he would have on the next promotion that he signed on with.
March 5, 2015
As expected, Rey Mysterio made his presence felt at the press conference held by AAA on Monday. He announced to the audience that he was going to be wrestling for the promotion in a couple of weeks. The recently released WWE star also revealed that he was going to be teaming up with Sin Cara and Alberto Del Rio, two other guys that have returned to Mexico. It is a brilliant move by the promoters to put three of the most popular stars together.
March 3, 2015
For the past few weeks now, Lucha Underground has been on the hunt for performers that can help them expand their business in the United States. The perfect candidate has just been made available. Rey Mysterio is exactly what the promotion needs. He has one of the biggest fan bases in the industry, so many of them will flock to the shows. Plus, his name value could prove to be invaluable when it comes to new television contracts.
March 3, 2015
Next Tuesday, AAA has a press conference scheduled, and they are making it seem like a very big deal. Many are expecting them to announce the return of one of the most popular stars that Mexico has ever seen. The belief is that Rey Mysterio will be on hand to announce that he is returning to the promotion for the first time in well over a decade. No word yet on whether or not he has a non compete clause in his release from WWE.
February 27, 2015