Once upon a time, Lucha Underground was a pretty innovative and popular promotion. They helped introduce many stars to a larger audience such as Jeff Cobb, Matt Cross, and Ricochet (then known as Prince Puma).
However, it is no secret that many in the promotion were frustrated. The contracts involved with the company meant there were long periods of time where wrestlers could not work while the show aired. During Flash Morgan Webster’s Wrestling Friends podcast, Ricochet discussed his frustrations with the company. Here is the full quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“Season three, they filmed like 36 episodes. I was supposed to wait until season three aired, then I had a 90-day no-work clause and then I could start doing stuff. I had to wait until the finale aired before the 90 days started. Without telling anybody, they took a three-month break in the middle of the season. Not only do I have a three-month break in the middle, but then I had to wait 90 days after the finale.
I was like, ‘Come on guys, what the F.’ I even tried to talk to them and was like, ‘can we get the 90 days taken down to 60 or 30 days? I can’t go do stuff because you’re holding me to this contract. You decided, without telling anybody that you’re taking a mid-season break, which you didn’t do the first two seasons.’ I had to wait half a year before I could do anything. It was frustrating.”
He is not the only one who was frustrated as people like Cobb and Cross were unable to sign elsewhere when the show was on hiatus.
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