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Lucha Underground News: Lucha Underground to accept Talent Release Requests

There could be a mass exodus from Lucha Underground.

News 21 Nov 2017, 14:53 IST

Lucha Underground is set to return for season 4 in 2018
Lucha Underground is set to return for season 4 in 2018

What's the story?

Lucha Underground is coming back for a fourth season, but some of the talent that they had will not be returning. There was a rumour that a large number of workers from Lucha Underground were unhappy that Lucha Underground was renewed for another season so that they had to honour their contracts.

Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer that Lucha Underground is willing to grant release requests to the wrestlers who no longer want to be a part of their roster.

In case you didn't know...

Earlier in the week, it was revealed that the Contract Exclusivity of the workers on Lucha Underground was to be relaxed so that they could work in other shows. There had been a lot of problems for wrestlers due to the contract exclusivity as there was a lot of downtime between seasons when they were not earning anything.

With this announcement of the relaxation of Contract Exclusivity, they will be able to work on other promotions as well as Lucha Underground in the months that Lucha Underground is not taping.

The heart of the matter

In the latest Wrestling Observer Radio episode, Meltzer stated that Lucha Underground was willing to grant release to any worker who no longer wants to be a part of the Lucha Underground Roster.

There were rumours that many of the wrestlers were unhappy that Lucha Underground had returned for a fourth season and they wanted a release from their contracts.

Lucha Underground confirmed that they would accept release requests. The condition they set for release was that the workers come to the tapings to be written out of the storylines.

What's next?

Lucha Underground is set to be taped around February or March of 2018. The show is likely to air sometime in the Summer.

Author's take

Lucha Underground was one of the hottest wrestling promotions at one point in time. When the fans realised that they were not going to put up big shows, the excitement started to fade. The promotion became static and could not do anything big enough to retain their fans.

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