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Talent Concerned About Contracts Offered by Lucha Undergound Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.28.2014

- PWInsider has confirmed a previous report that John Hennigan, Hernandez, Chavo Guerrero, Richochet and others have been offered contracts for the Lucha Underground series being produced by El Rey. The site reports that the contracts being offered are a point of concern, as they are vaguely worded and would require talent to be exclusive to the series for up to "seven series cycles." It isn't clear what "series cycles" means, depending on how long each season goes and if it follows a traditional season format, that could be as long as seven years.

There are several other issues raised by the talent, including that there is no specific number of guaranteed appearances on the series. If they are prevented from competing elsewhere, obviously this could be a major issue for them. The wording would prevent them from working not only national TV promotions, but indie dates if Lucha Underground didn't clear them. The site notes that the impression is that it would be the case even if they weren't doing the same characters as on Lucha Underground. Clearing every indy date isn't particularly feasible and so there appears to be a misunderstanding at the show level of how indy booking really works.

Because of the length of the contracts, it also means that they are not structured in a way to provide for raises from season to season which has talent concerned about the commitment length. There is also a no-compete clause that is said to be longer than WWE's ninety-day period and is also unpaid (as opposed to WWE's paid one). They call for talent to work publicity days without pay and with no cap on how many they might have to do.

Several prospective talent have met with Andre Verdun, who worked on Wrestling Society X for MTV and is now a lawyer. Verdun is representing several of the talent and is trying to negotiate deals that give El Ray what they want in terms of talent while protecting the wrestlers. The show is currently set for taping dates on the following in Los Angeles:

September 6th
September 7th
September 13th
September 14th
September 27th
September 28th
October 4th
October 5th
October 18th
October 19th
October 25th
October 26th


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