At the WaleMania 2 event last week in Texas, former WWE, New Japan and TNA star MVP announced what had been rumored for months - he'd signed with Lucha Underground.
Yesterday, as you can see in the video above, MVP announced he's had his Lucha Underground contract terminated, and is no longer working for a promotion of which he still speaks very highly.
What happened? As he explains, he was working as an agent at the season three tapings, with the expectation he'd take an on-screen, in-character role at some point in the future. However, while there, he was worried he wouldn't make deadline for his podcast with partner, screenwriter, ex-WWE Creative team member and Cagesider Alex Greenfield for MLW Radio, so he interviewed several Lucha Underground talents for the show.
Turns out, that's a violation of the non-disclosure agreement in his contract, and the promotion opted to let him go as a result.
MVP is obviously bummed and very apologetic in the above video, so perhaps one day he can get back to working on a product which he clearly loves.
But this - along with the Hernandez situation of last year and rumors about King Cuerno being blocked from working WWE Network's Global Cruiserweight Series (GCS) - should make it clear to fans and industry players alike that LU is serious about being a television show (with designs on becoming a movie franchise) and not a wrestling company. The entertainment industry veterans involved like Robert Rodriguez and Mark Burnett aren't going to look the other way when it comes to contracts... which is why fans hoping to see Ricochet in the GCS will likely be very disappointed.