Slow and steady usually pays off.
Chris DeJoseph, head writer of Lucha Underground, spoke recently to Sports Illustrated about the season finale of Lucha Underground, where Pentagon Dark won the title, sending Prince Puma out of the promotion. DeJoseph says it took a while for Pentagon Dark to become "the guy", but they finally struck when the time was right.
“It was pretty obvious for a while that Pentagon should be the man” said DeJoseph. “The route we took was longer than some people wanted, but sometimes you need to make fans want it a little bit more. Pentagon deserves it, and it is now the ‘Pentagon Era’ in Lucha Underground.”
DeJoseph wrote for WWE between 2004 and 2010, managing to last longer than a lot of writers who have held the job. He isn't sure what led to Finn Balor losing clean to Kane on Raw, but explains that in the end, it's a political business.
“Balor screams money” said DeJoseph. “I’m sure a lot of the people on creative feel the same, but I don’t know if Vince or the agents see it that way. You never know. WWE is so political, and things change. You just never know what is the right answer or the wrong answer."
Despite Pentagon Dark winning the title on the season finale of Lucha Underground, the fate of the show is uncertain. The promotion hasn't taped anything in over a year, and despite rumors, MGM Television, the production company for the show, aren't shopping it around to other networks.