Ivelisse is not happy with what's going on in Lucha Underground.
The disgruntled star took to social media earlier today to reveal that she has asked for her release from the promotion, but the company is refusing to give it to her.
“I’ve done everything in my power to avoid having to do this but… at this point I literally have no other choice. For a bit over 1 1/2 [years] now, I’ve been battling LU to grant me my release," she wrote. "They convinced me to do S4 under the promise that I’d be released after the season concluded and was still unhappy. They currently are still refusing to do so despite having been told numerous times that they would. This has caused me an unbearable amount of grief for so long now, I really have no words to describe and don’t know what else to do. Being legally held hostage while Pro Wrestling is booming is a matter not to be taken lightly, especially coming from someone who has dedicated their life to their work, it’s everything to me. I am at my wits end, so at this point, regardless what happens from here on out, at the very least my story is told.”
Ivelisse has been with the promotion since season 1 and is a two-time Lucha Underground Trios Champion. Season 4 of Lucha Underground finished airing in November. There is no return date set for season 5.
Executive Producer Eric Van Wagenen told Pro Wrestling Sheet, “None of the producers, executives, or lawyers at MGM make those decisions. All contracts are controlled by the LLC – currently run by Dorian Roldan and John Fogelman.”
Prior to Ivelisse's post on Twitter, Shane Strickland announced that he is now a free agent. Strickland reportedly had his own problems getting out of his Lucha Underground contract, which may have delayed him signing with WWE.