Four Lucha Underground stars have been granted their releases from the company.
El Rey Network and Baba-G Productions which are the television company and network that host Lucha Underground were hit with multiple lawsuits including a class-action lawsuit filed by Lucha Underground talents El Hijo del Fantasma, Ivelisse, Joey Ryan and Kobra Moon. Lucha Central is reporting that the legal battle has come to an end as there was an agreement that Fantasma, Ivelisse, Kobra Moon and Joey Ryan be granted their immediate releases from Lucha Underground.
Ryan, Moon, Ivelisse and Fantasma are now free agents and as a part of the agreement between the talent, El Rey and Baba-G Productions, Fantasma's separate lawsuit that he initially filed with Texano Jr. has been dropped. Attorney Andre Verdun who represented the talent in the case had the following to say about the news:
“I’m honored to say that we received 100% of the relief that we were suing to obtain and four young talented wrestlers are no longer bound by an unfair contract that prohibits them from taking full advantage of their talents at the prime of their career,” said attorney Andre Verdun. “I wish them all the best of luck.”
It was noted in the report that Texano Jr.'s withdrawal from the lawsuit occurred before the settlement. AAA posted a farewell message to El Hijo del Fantasma last week which was to officially recognize his departure from the company.
Agradecemos tu entrega y dedicación en cada lucha que tuviste en nuestros eventos, te auguramos éxito en esta nueva etapa.— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) March 23, 2019
Gracias, @hijodelfantasma pic.twitter.com/hxRTfVRf4O
Ivelisse has openly stated for months that she has wanted out of her Lucha Underground contract due to it preventing her from opportunities that were on the table. As more from this story comes to the light, we will update you here on Fightful.