WWE is reportedly interested in two lucha superstars, as reports indicate that the sports entertainment powerhouse is eyeing Lucha Brothers Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, who are both currently locked into contracts with Lucha Underground, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.
“There’s been overtures to Fenix and Pentagon Jr.,” wrote Meltzer. “Even though as far as I’ve heard both still have three seasons left on their Lucha Underground deals.”
John Morrison Discusses Potential Return to WWE
John Morrison, as he was known in WWE, goes by a number of names these days, such as Johnny Impact and Johnny Mundo, among others, recently discussed a potential return to WWE, something fans would love to see take place.
“WWE is a great company” Morrison said, according to CBS DC. “There is nothing specific on the horizon between me and them right now. I plan on staying with Lucha Underground for a while. As far as do I see anything on the horizon? Who knows.
“When I left WWE in 2012, I was planning on taking a year off, and now that’s turned into quite a while. But I couldn’t be happier outside of WWE right now, because of places like MLW, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground and independent promotions all over the place.
“There are a lot of really cool places to work outside of WWE, and I’m having a really great time doing that right now.”
Morrison may have dropped a hint, as WWE is always looking to add talent to their roster and a returning Morrison could be a tremendous boost to either Smackdown, RAW, or event NXT in the future.
John Hennigan Discusses Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground
John Hennigan is a busy man these days. With roles in movies and television shows, along with his work in both Lucha Underground, as Johnny Mundo, and Impact Wrestling, as Johnny Impact, the former WWE star continues to grind.
As Hennigan will tell you, both promotions are very different, saying that, “Lucha is hard-hitting, acrobatic, fast-paced. It has this cool world that is uniquely Lucha Underground” he said during an interview with with TV Insider.
“Impact is similar, but it’s a different world. The stuff going on there is the evolution of traditional wrestling product into a cutting-edge, modern, present-day program.”
“I think the best way to make an example of that is I’m returning there at Slammiversaryon July 22,” Hennigan continued. “The match I’m going to have is Rich Swann vs. Taji Ishimori vs. Fenix vs. Johnny Impact. Rich Swann and I both worked for WWE. Taiji works for New Japan and Noah. Fenix is one of the best Luchadores in the world. He has worked for pretty much every company in Mexico.”
The two promotions aren’t just different in in-ring styles, but also with how the backstage is run.
“The office for Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling are both forward-thinking people that are trying to build something, instead of competing against one another, which traditionally happened in the past” Hennigan said.
“Lucha, Impact and hopefully more companies going forward are working together now, which is awesome to me. As a wrestler, we get to work for both companies. As a wrestling fan, I get to see a bunch of dream matches five years ago you would never get to see.”
Lucha Underground Season 4 Trailer
A full preview for the upcoming fourth season of Lucha Underground has been published over at ESPN, and you can see a first look at the Lucha Underground Season 4 Extended Trailer, which will air during tonight’s “Season 3 Greatest Hits” episode.
“When we were doing [Seasons] 2 and 3, we finished two and then we went right into three. Here, we’re trying to tell as many stories as possible but in a shorter period of time” Lucha Underground head writer and co-executive producer Chris DeJoseph said in the ESPN article.
“It’s obviously a little bit different, but I think sometimes it’s good because we put the pedal to the metal and go for it.”
The 4th season, which is slated for 22 episodes, premieres Wednesday, June 13th on the El Rey Network.
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