Joey Ryan, Ivelisse & Others Granted their Releases from Lucha Underground

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According to a new report from Lucha Central, the Lucha Underground promotion has granted the releases of Ivelisse, Joey Ryan and King Cuerno. According to the site, Baba-G Productions and the El Rey Network, the production company and television network of the promotion, have agreed to a settlement on three lawsuits filed – two by Cuerno (El Hijo del Fantasma) and Texano Jr. and a class-action suit filed on behalf of Fantasma, Ivelisse, Joey Ryan and Kobra Moon. The class-action suit sought a release from the talents’ contracts, claiming that they were unable to work elsewhere as a result of their Lucha Underground contracts. The other two sought financial damages for the same reason.

According to the suit, the companies have agreed to a settlement which saw Fantasma, Ivelisse, Ryan and Moon immediately released from their contracts. Texano had withdrawn from the lawsuit prior to the settlement and is expected to stay with AAA. The four released talents can now work elsewhere, and Fantasma’s separate lawsuits have been dropped as well.

“I’m honored to say that we received 100% of the relief that we were suing to obtain and four young talented wrestlers are no longer bound by an unfair contract that prohibits them from taking full advantage of their talents at the prime of their career. I wish them all the best of luck.”

Joey Ryan is expected to sign with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), while Fantasma should become a hot commodity and Kobra Moon will continue to work for AXS TV’s Women of Wrestling and Ring of Honor. Ivelisse’s plans are unclear at this time but AEW is interested in her.


(h/t – 411 Wrestling)


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