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Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."



Damn. That 1st season was incredible. Shame it went to shit


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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

I mean, we all already knew it was dead when pretty much the entire roster wanted out of its ridiculous contracts.

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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

Yeah the draconian contracts were always going to be it’s downfall. It’s sad given it’s potential & quality creatively.
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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

I made peace awhile ago that LU was done. Even the hope of a TV special or something to wrap up all the stories doesn't even sound likely anymore.

It's a shame because LU for about 3 seasons was some of the most exciting and fresh wrestling I've ever seen. It made guys like Pentagon and Fenix stars. But I guess it just didn't have the structure around it to succeed long term.

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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

I knew this would happen, wrestling shows ARE NOT tv shows

way to make wrestling look even more staged and phoney than it already was

too bad it didn't work as the backdoor pilot that AAA was hoping for, lets be honest, we could use another major promotion to help kill corporate America's hold on pro wrestling
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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

Well, I hope El Rey Network signs IMPACT to a deal to air.
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I knew this would happen, wrestling shows ARE NOT tv shows

way to make wrestling look even more staged and phoney than it already was

too bad it didn't work as the backdoor pilot that AAA was hoping for, lets be honest, we could use another major promotion to help kill corporate America's hold on pro wrestling
What? Wrestling is already dramatized as fuck, LU upping like that had nothing to do with them going down. Quite the opposite it's why they got as successful as they did because it was so anti-the norm for wrestling. It's the same reason the Broken Universe put TNA back on the map from their years long downward spiral (only for them to fuck it up again). I'm not entirely sure if that was your initial point, but if it was that's very wrong.

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Well, I hope El Rey Network signs IMPACT to a deal to air.
Trading off TV deals to one another isn't how this works. And considering LU got better ratings than modern Impact I doubt they're interested. Also iirc El Rey owned part of Lucia Underground so...

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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

This is very sad news to hear today, I really loved Lucha Underground from season 1 to 3.

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What? Wrestling is already dramatized as fuck, LU upping like that had nothing to do with them going down. .
I never said it did, I don't hold it against the Kinnikuman cartoon for not being real

there's drama and then there's all the "convenient" camera angles giving all "wresling is fake" snobs more ammunition to rob it of even more potential customers
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Quite the opposite it's why they got as successful as they did because it was so anti-the norm for wrestling.
or maybe its because pro wrestling has gotten so bad that it made LU look like a million bucks

most of their guys were contracted to AAA so it had no guarantee of anything except an early grave

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It's the same reason the Broken Universe put TNA back on the map from their years long downward spiral (only for them to fuck it up again).
everyone was waiting for those meth heads to screw the pooch again

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I'm not entirely sure if that was your initial point, but if it was that's very wrong.
my point was that the plug was always in danger of being pulled since the beginning, just like WSX and LLUSA
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As a kid I wanted to believe it was real but back then we had real fights in school and I went to sling this guy into a pole like wrestlers would do when they threw guys into the ropes and the kid didnít move and when I tried it again he punched me, I knew then that wrestlers were working together in the ring.
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It's insane that we're going to applaud a wrestling company for doing this.
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And the minute you compromise that for a check, I can't feel sorry for you. You got what you wanted, therefore you got what you deserved.

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Re: Meltzer: "Lucha Underground appears to be done."

Sad to hear, but I'm not surprised given the state of things.
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