New Updates on The Talent Involved in The Lucha Underground Project And Who Has Been Offered Deals
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.01.2014
Who is signed and who turned them down?
Back on August 28th it was reported that there was a lot of concern over the language and terms involved in the talent contracts for the Lucha Underground series, which will air on the El Rey Network. Much of the concern was over the lack of guaranteed dates and pay (as well as no option for raises as the series continues to be "renewed" for new seasons), the length of the contracts (seven series cycles, which could mean seven years) and the exclusivity requested by the production.
Pwinsider.com now reports that the promotion does not have all talent under contract, and the first tapings are set for September 6th. The promotion has given the talents offered deals until tomorrow to sign deals, or their offers will be rescinded. The promotion does not want to use non-contracted talent, and want them signed so that they can have production meetings prior to the first tapings.
Blue Demon Jr., Sexy Star, Drago, Fenix and Pentagon Jr. were announced for the series, and Ricky Reyes and Bboy have assigned on for the project. Nick and Matt Jackson, The Young Bucks, were offered deals but turned them down.
The following talents were reportedly offered deals, but have not signed as of this writing: Konnan, John "Morrison" Hennigan, Shawn Hernandez, Chavo Guerrero, Ricochet, Joey Ryan, Candace Laree, Scorpio Sky, Rocky Romero and Matt Cross.
The promotion is set for an October 8th debut on the El Rey network, and the following taping dates have been confirmedů