Rumors Of Lucha Underground Season Four
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Dave Meltzer has reported on his Wrestling Observer Radio that Lucha Underground has found someone to fun a fourth season of the show. He reports however that the budget for the new season would be severely reduced from the season budgets of the previous seasons of the show.
Meltzer also reports that many of those still under contract to Lucha Underground want out of their deals so that they can be open to deals from companies like the WWE, Impact, or Ring of Honor. The current deals for the LU stars are that they can work for other companies, but in the United States, they are not allowed to work television. Wrestlers are allowed to work indies and even do iPPVs, just not any television. Internationally they can do as they please. There is also a stipulation that they also have a 90-day non-compete clause on top of that, along with they wouldn't be allowed to use their LU characters if they aren't their own.
Recently, Ricochet, who plays Prince Puma on the show said to Sports Illustrated a number of months ago: “My contract finished last June. I’m on the non-compete for the rest of Lucha Underground’s season three, then I have 90 days after that. I can be on any TV as long as it’s not American TV. I can work indies, I can do iPPVs, most anything, really, just not on American TV. I’m not sure about a Season 4 with Lucha Underground. I’m busy until October, and I might take November off to heal up again. I really want to work on my diet and get myself in the best shape possible.”
Many of those under contract also work for AAA Lucha Libre in Mexico, who is the major force behind the show. Current LU Champion Johnny Mundo (Impact) and his girlfriend Taya Valkyrie either have some special deal between Impact Wrestling and AAA, or have already violated the agreement as they appear on Impact television currently, but are still being used on Lucha Underground, with their season being taped over 15 months ago.
So, if these rumors are true, a fourth season of the popular wrestling show would be completely different from what we've grown to know.