Lucha Underground will be offering a way out of the company for unhappy talent, according to Executive Producer Eric Van Wagenen on the Masks, Mats & Mayhem podcast.
Throughout 2017, popular junior heavyweight, Ricochet, has expressed unhappiness with the limitations his Lucha Underground contract places on him. While Ricochet is now contractually free of LU, at least a few currently contracted LU talents feel the same as Ricochet did.
LU is now offering any unhappy talents a release from their contract provided they come back to the show in order to be written off, drop titles, or otherwise film an explanation for their departure. You can listen to the full episode here:
Lucha Underground Season 4
News that contracted talent will be offered releases comes on the heels of news the company will also be relaxing the exclusivity clauses in their contracts and allowing talent to perform for other organizations.
Other changes expected to occur for season 4, include a reduced budget for backstage scenes and production.
Filming is expected to begin in early 2018 with May being a targetted airdate.
— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) November 10, 2017