WWE Allegedly Tried To Put Lucha Underground Out Of Business
January 24, 2016 - WWE
Former WWE artistic author and stream co-executive writer of Lucha Underground Chris DeJoseph claims that WWE attempted to put Lucha Underground out of business by signing all of a promotion’s tip names.
During an talk with a Wrestling Mayhem Show, DeJoseph — famous to WWE fans as “Big Dick” Johnson — talked about Lucha Underground’s tour in putting together a second season. While a association strike many roadblocks in removing a second deteriorate produced, it was WWE’s wallet that caused problems.
“They (WWE) fundamentally attempted to pointer a whole roster, and flattering many attempted to close us down.”
The initial partial of Season 2 is set to premiere subsequent week, Wednesday, Jan 27, on El Rey Network. The graduation has been means to accumulate some of a biggest names from a eccentric circuit in a United States and a Mexican graduation Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA).
Among a former WWE superstars that will be featured for Lucha Underground during a second deteriorate embody Chavo Guerrero Jr., Johnny Mundo (Morrison), PJ Black (Justin Gabriel), and Rey Mysterio.
However, it wasn’t indispensably usually a large names from a past that WWE was looking to sign. It was also many of Lucha Underground’s core of younger superstars. DeJoseph says that it’s WWE’s ways of perplexing to “wipe out companies” and keep all a talent underneath one roof — and Lucha Underground isn’t a usually graduation WWE has targeted.
“I consider that’s what they (WWE) wish to do – usually take everybody, pointer them into NXT and afterwards clean out companies. we know they attempted to do it with TNA, and I’m certain Ring Of Honor too. It creates sense. They compensate someone $750/week, put them into developmental and in a meantime, they try to take divided a company’s roster. And they can usually leave those guys down in NXT.”
In mid-October final year, there was a news from a Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via E Wrestling News) that WWE had a sights on Lucha Underground performers Angelico and Prince Puma. Angelico, 28, was on Season 1 of Lucha Underground and is a buttress for promotions such as AAA and World Wrestling Professionals (WWP)
Puma, aka Ricochet, is one of a many renouned stars on a eccentric circuit and a distinguished name in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Known for his boundless athleticism and innovative offense, a 27-year-old wrestled on Lucha Underground’s initial deteriorate underneath a facade and customarily intent in classical bouts with a likes of Johnny Mundo, Cage, and Mil Muertes. Puma was a initial Lucha Underground champion though mislaid his championship on a deteriorate culmination to Muertes.
The WWE’s reported devise for Puma was to quick lane him to NXT so he could combat Finn Balor for a NXT World Championship. However, a news mentioned that Puma is underneath agreement with Lucha Underground for 7 some-more years and still has dates with NJPW.
One wrestler that WWE was successful in meddling divided from Lucha Underground was Alberto Del Rio (El Patron). After his argumentative banishment from WWE in 2014, Del Rio wrestled all over a eccentric circuit and in Mexico. However, his initial televised gig was for Lucha Underground on Season 1. There was a faith that Del Rio would re-sign though afterwards WWE offering him a large understanding and he returned to WWE instead.
Since his return, Del Rio has prisoner a WWE United States Championship on dual occasions.
The WWE has already brought in names such as Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, and James Storm to be a partial of NXT. AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Bullet Club members Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are approaching to follow suit. With NXT apropos a tip priority and environment out to be a full-time furloughed brand, a association will be in a marketplace 24/ 7 for new talent.
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