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
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio said that he is looking forward to hearing when CM Punk is going to be making his debut in UFC. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he wanted to know so that he can make arrangements to be there in person to support his friend. Mysterio stated that it was not enough to simply purchase the pay per view and support Punk from home.
November 25, 2015
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio once again reiterated that he has not ruled out a potential return to WWE. However, he is adamant about only accepting a part time return. The reason for that is family. Mysterio revealed that his son is now 18 years old and almost ready to head off to college. His daughter is 15 years old, and he wants to make sure that he is around to look over her.
November 17, 2015
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
A memorial was held in honor of Perro Aguayo this week. He passed away after an accident in the ring during a match. Konnan, who was the first person to check on Aguayo after the incident, was there in person. Rey Mysterio, however, was not. The belief is that he felt that his presence would be a distraction and might actually upset a couple of people who blame him for the death. Mysterio is currently heading overseas for wrestling show.
April 13, 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
Shortly after Perro Aguayo died in a tragic in ring accident, a lot of eyes turned to WWE to see if the company would do a tribute for the fallen performer on Monday Night Raw. In the end, the company opted against it. One of the reasons for that is because they wanted to avoid bringing light to the fact that Rey Mysterio, who was involved in that unfortunate match, is no longer with the company. They did his release as quietly as possible.
March 28, 2015
While it has not been confirmed yet, the belief is that Lucha Underground will be picked up for a second season by the El Rey network. Many feel that the arrival of Alberto Del Rio and the potential signing of Rey Mysterio has played a huge part in convincing executives at the network to give them more time. Their numbers were not initially all that impressive, but there is some hope since they now have big name stars to build around.
March 20, 2015