Despite his ability to drink Miller Lite and get beaten about the head and face with nunchucks, Lucha Underground announced that they’ve parted ways with wrestler Shawn Hernandez. You may also know him as, “Fernandez.”
Hernandez made headlines earlier this year when he appeared on Impact Wrestling while under contract with LU, and Lucha forced them to scrap weeks of taped footage by enforcing their contractual rights.
Via a press release:
Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2015) – Lucha Underground, the Lucha Libre wrestling franchise from United Artists Media Group and FactoryMade Ventures, has released Shawn Hernandez from his contract and they have amicably parted ways.
“Lucha Underground” is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with FactoryMade Ventures for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of United Artists Media Group; Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; and FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by United Artists Media Group.
This is great news for most Lucha fans, as it means the recently announced season two can focus on the characters we want to see — Pentagon Jr. and his dark master, street clothes King Cuerno driving a pickup truck, Dario Cueto doing literally anything — and not this guy.
I guess you could say he can’t get a foothold on television.
Leave the memories alone.