Lucha Underground co-executive producer Chris DeJoseph, who was known during his time in WWE as “Big Dick” Johnson, appeared on the Wrestling Mayhem Show to promote the second season of the show on the El Rey Network. During that interview, DeJoseph said that WWE attempted to sign the entire Lucha Underground roster.
“They (WWE) basically tried to sign our entire roster, and pretty much tried to shut us down.”
“I think that’s what they (WWE) want to do – just take everybody, sign them into NXT and then wipe out companies. I know they tried to do it with TNA, and I’m sure Ring Of Honor too. It makes sense. They pay someone $750/week, put them into developmental and in the meantime, they try to take away a company’s roster. And they can just leave those guys down in NXT.”
You can watch the interview here:
It should be noted that Alberto Del Rio, who was on season 1 of the show, signed with WWE back in October and is currently featured on WWE television. Del Rio was in talks of appearing on the second season of Lucha Underground before signing with WWE.