Two Lucha Underground stars comment on the organization's status.
Coming out of season four of Lucha Underground, questions arose regarding the future of the show as there has been conflict in the inner workings of El Rey Network. Jake Hager, Lucha Underground executive Eric Van Wagenen and Killer Kross have all came out over the past several months and shared that they do not have any idea as to whether there will be a season five of Lucha Underground or not. 'TheDelzShow' recently chatted with former Lucha Underground Trios Champion PJ Black and former Lucha Underground Champion Marty Martinez and got their respective thoughts on the future of L.U.
PJ Black explained that from what he understands, there is a conflict between MGM and El Rey and he's asked a handful of people on all fronts and everyone reiterated to him that they do not know what's next or what is going on.
“Man, I don’t know so, MGM owns the rights to it so technically they can shop it around. I guess El Rey still owns the LLC that owns most of it somehow and those two companies are fighting. It’s worse than wrestling politics. If they can just get together, I think Lucha would just take off. It would be amazing. I mean it’s a great show. I love it. It’s the most fun I’ve had in wrestling. The fans seem to respond really good to it, but yeah, when I spoke to El Rey people, I spoke to the MGM people and when I spoke to the office people, everyone just goes, ‘I don’t know’. So I’m like, ‘What’s gonna happen? Is there a season five? Do we have a deal? What’s up?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t know’ so I feel like no one knows. It’s a little bit unorganized right now which is sad because it’s such a fun show.” PJ Black explained.
Marty Martinez looked at it from a perspective that these questions come about after every season of and it always works out. He questioned why would El Rey not bring back one of their highest rated shows.
"We have those questions after every single season ends and we’ve always had another season." Martinez said. "So, this is the way I look at it: El Rey is looking for original content. If you’re looking for original content, are you going to get rid of your highest-rated original content on your network?"
Lucha Underground also made headlines this year because the likes of Joey Ryan, Ivelisse, Famous B, Jeff Cobb, Sonny Kiss and more names have either gotten out of their Lucha Underground contracts or are searching for legal representation to get them out of said contracts.
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