CMLL has announced that they have released RUSH and Dragon Lee from their contracts with the promotion. The promotion cited the reasoning as “failing to adhere to guidelines and booking commitments”.
⚠ COMUNICADO OFICIAL: RUSH Y DRAGON LEE
El Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre ha sido forjador de las máximas figuras de este deporte durante 86 años caracterizándose por su disciplina y seriedad, es por ello que anuncia que a partir de este momento Rush y Dragon Lee pic.twitter.com/x7q988PWTw
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) September 28, 2019
Reportedly, CMLL was unhappy that Dragon Lee had worked PWG’s Battle Of Los Angeles tournament. The promotion was said to not want Dragon Lee on the same shows as AAA talent.
CMLL didn't want Dragon Lee and Cavernario on the same shows as AAA wrestlers. (Even though Lee has wrestled Penta & Fenix in Mexico prior, and even though Lee didn't wrestle them.) https://t.co/TrXESIhQ40
— luchablog (@luchablog) September 26, 2019
At Ring Of Honor’s ‘Death Before Dishonor’ event, RUSH defeated Matt Taven to win the World Championship. Afterwards, RUSH and his father (Bestia del Ring) declared themselves free agents in Mexico.
It is worth noting that CMLL owns the trademarks in Mexico to Dragon Lee and RUSH.