Lucha Underground is currently on hiatus, and we here at With Spandex all miss it dearly. While we’ve been counting down the days until its return, however, the company hasn’t been completely dormant. The first two seasons of the show have finally hit Netflix, and AAA’s Dorian Roldan has been named General Manager of Lucha Underground, meaning the partnership between the two promotions is stronger than it has ever been.
We might be able to add a third promotion into the partnership mix, as AAA and Impact Wrestling have recently announced a working partnership. On Tuesday, the two sides held an official press conference to discuss the details of the deal, which was attended by Roldan and Jeff Jarrett, along with wrestlers from both promotions.
During that press conference, Roldan said that he “wouldn’t rule out” the possibility of Lucha Underground stars appearing on Impact television, which is quite the drastic turnaround from two years ago, when Hernandez worked an Impact taping and Lucha Underground pursued legal action to have him removed from those episodes, as he was still appearing on televised episodes of LU at the time.
With the departure of the Broken Hardys from Impact, it’s possible that the magical realism of Lucha Underground could be a welcome replacement on the show. More likely, though, will just be in-ring appearances from wrestlers under contract.
For the record, at least one Lucha Underground performer is … less than thrilled about this development.
We’ll have to wait and see where all this goes. I would imagine that if Impact does bring in some LU stars, they won’t appear before season three resumes in May. But maybe we’ll all be surprised. Maybe Dario Cueto will be named the new general manager of Impact! Talk about a unique opportunity!
(h/t to LuchaBlog)