The addition of Rey Mysterio has already proven to be quite the win for Lucha Underground already, but another major victory has just been notched by the promotion. LU has officially announced that they have now signed a deal where their weekly television show will be streamed through the iTune streaming service. It is extremely impressive when a company not named WWE would sign such a big deal with a company like Apple.
March 2, 2016
The sky appears to be falling for AAA, a once proud organization. Reports have surfaced that Rey Mysterio is done with the promotion because they haven't been able to pay him on time. There is also said to be a complete lack of organization in the front office. The only way that the former world heavyweight champion would do business with Asistencia Asesoria Administracion is if they were to pay him up front and in full.
February 12, 2016
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
Since his name value has increased tremendously over the past year, a lot of wrestling promotions want a piece of Joey Ryan. Wanting to ensure their survival, Lucha Underground has decided to pick up bigger names, as evident by their signing of former WWE star Rey Mysterio. The promotion has also decided to pick up Ryan as well. He worked the first set of television taping over the weekend.
December 15, 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
If you are one of the many fans who are hoping to see Rey Mysterio back with WWE, there is some potentially good news. During a recent interview, he stated that he was fine with Alberto Del Rio returning to the promotion. Mysterio knows that time is a factor for professional wrestlers, so everyone needs to make their money while they can. He also did not rule out his own return some day.
November 16, 2015
When it comes to how promoters treat wrestlers down in Mexico, Alberto Del Rio was extremely candid and honest. He stated that guys like he and Rey Mysterio were treated fantastic by the promotions. However, those that do not generate as much publicity, they are not treated well enough by the promoters. Del Rio wants to see that change taking place in his home country.
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
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