Lucha Underground sent out the following today, announcing that they have officially released Shawn Hernandez. You may remember that Hernandez was the center of controversy when he showed up on Impact while still under a contact to Lucha Underground. Lucha Underground enforced their contractual rights (Hernandez had told TNA that he was released and free to work for them), and TNA ended up having to scrap several segments from Impact that were already recorded. In the fallout, MVP was also released by TNA as he had suggested that the company bring in Hernandez to be part of the BDC faction…
‘LUCHA UNDERGROUND’ PARTS WAYS WITH SHAWN HERNANDEZ
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.