The first season of Lucha Underground will come to a close in around 2 months as this season will end sometime in early August. Though I am almost 100% sure that Lucha was brought back for another Season starting in the fall nobody knows when the season will start. Which is the problem! Keep in mind that even if talent take other bookings they would have to pull out of those bookings for the TV tapings. All things considered, it is hurting the talent most of all as it is preventing them from setting up bookings during the months of August - October because of the possibility of having to cancel for TV tapings.
Now the start of Season 2 has not been announced yet and that is the problem, because there is very little to no news out about when the next season will be starting. This fact is frustrating for the talent and could end up hurting Lucha's appeal to talent for lack of communication. Like I said above very little to no news has been disclosed about this so nobody really knows what is going on. In my book, any information that management may have about the next season even if it small or consider little info they need to let the talent know, because information would be helpful to talent.
As of this writing one of the many talents that Lucha has been looking to bring in for the next season is AR Fox. Fox has been on Lucha's radar for a while, but in many respects it seems as though they were waiting for the next season to begin to possibly sign him.
I always say that Indy wrestling doesn't get the attention or the notoriety that it deserves. This is also proven when Indy wrestlers are forced to walk away after giving it their all because of there love for the business. Because of certain companies making their way up the "food chain" Indy has gotten a lot more exposure and good exposure at that, but not enough. It's getting there though as numerous Indy companies have found there way to National TV deals and in the process more talent gets exposure.
Josh Alexander, who is an a veteran of the independent circuit has been forced to call it a career after putting his career in the wrestling business, ahead of his personal well being. Though most people may call him crazy I have tremendous respect for him and his willingness to live his dream, as well as his commitment to his tag team partner. For the first excerpt take a look:
"However, it paid off in the form of another match vs red DRagon. This match was nearly flawless. The Dearborn crowd made me the most over guy on the show -- due to my headgear. Ethan Page and I swung for the fences, and with help from two of the best, we hit a home run. It's one of the proudest moments of my career. We stole the damn show. However, what some people don't know is that when I took that tornado DDT from Kyle O'Reilly, I felt a crunch in my neck. It wasn't soon after that I would lose all strength in my right arm.
I took a few weeks off, hardly able to sleep, and in some of the worst pain I've ever endured in my life. I got an MRI and sought out a neurologist for help. He told me I had compressed/herniated my disk and it would require surgery. So at the end of September I went in and secretly had my C5-C6 vertebrae fused.
For anyone who's observant... yes, I kept wrestling during that time. I hid my injury from everyone."
Josh was actually wrestling with a boarder line broken freaking neck and still was able to pretty good matches which is a testament to his talent and the talent of those with him to take care of each other in the ring. But the price he has to pay now is that he has to say goodbye to the sport that he loves after 10 years. In my opinion this dude deserves everyone's respect because he probably should have gone back in the ring after his first surgery but he did to realize his dream. That is the point of this post if your willing to give it all up for your dream to become a reality then go for it. Another excerpt below:
"Tag bookings don't just turn into singles bookings if one guy is out. Even though I was told to never wrestle again, and only five weeks post-surgery (far too early), I came back for Alpha-1 versus Ricochet. I powered on through the pain and aggravation, all for this one goal.
The only way I think it'll feel right. With the same people I started it with. Standing beside my brother Ethan Page against two of my favourite, and most storied opponents: Scotty O'Shea and Alessandro Del Bruno. Monster Mafia vs GymRats I hope to see everyone there, as I close out this chapter of my life with everyone who's meant so much to me this past decade."
I will never think that this man is a quitter, because I have tremendous respect for anyone who has the guts to live their dream no matter the cost and that is exactly what Josh Alexander did and though he may not have had a choice in the matter to retire or not he still was able to reach a point of happiness with his career and where he wont be better about not being able to do something. Josh though I don't know you and you don't know me, your not quitter you are far from that; I believe that you are a fighter and you proved by coming back the first time. Thank Josh for all you gave to the wrestling business over the decade you were a part of it and I wish you the best in what you try next in life.
For the full post visit: http://m.en.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/GuestColumn/2015/06/15/22454221.html
For more info on Alpha-1 visit: http://www.alpha-1wrestling.com/
Like I said last time I posted a video with this title, I am running out of YouTube series to post with this video so I am taking a different route.
I can honestly say to hear that Tim Donst is returning to the ring is probably the best news I have heard in a while, because I haven't heard much good news in a long time. For those who don't know Tim was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and many thought that he was going to retire, but he never did. Tim kicked cancer's ass and is now coming back to ring on July 10 2015 in Cleveland, OH at the Ohio City Masonic Arts Center. If your in the area go to the event, because I can guarantee it will be great.
Below is a trailer for Donst upcoming documentary, now though I don't know much about him or what the documentary will be about, what I do is he really does love the wrestling business and would give anything to be back in that ring. On July 10th in Cleveland he gets his wish against Nick Gage. It will be a show you don't want to miss!!
WWE is back at it again as they are running another tryout looking for more talent to bring onto the flourishing roster of NXT. The WWE Tryouts are the way they found the likes of Neville (PAC), Kevin Owens (Steen), Uhaa Nation, Solomon Crowe, Finn Balor, and other great talents. Now a fresh group of talent will be going through those doors at the performance center like so many before them and they be looking for one thing a chance to prove they belong in the WWE. Below is a small list of some of the talents that will be at the Tryout:
Biff Busick: The Former CZW World Champion has worked in various independent companies including Dragon Gate USA, Evolve, PWG, CZW, PWF, & other. It has been rumored that WWE has had him on their radar for a while, but things may have changed who really knows.
Drew Gulak: This man is one of the best pure wrestlers on the CZW roster and I am not just saying that because of his gimmick I do honestly believe that. Also Gulak was actually the guy who lost the CZW World Title to Biff Busick. Gulak is also a former CZW Tag Team Champion and CZW TV Champion. Drew has made appearances in a few Independent companies including, CZW, Evolve, PWG, NYWC, Chikara, and various other companies.
Matthew Riddle: Riddle made the jump from the UFC to the Wrestling ring late last year after "retiring" from the octagon. Riddle began his training at the "World Famous" Monster Factory in Paulsbro, NJ under the tutelage of Danny Cage, Brain Heffron, Wild Bill Wiles, & QT Marshall. Riddle seems to be progressing nicely and will get to see how far he's come when he is under the bright lights so to speak of the WWE Talent Scouts.
Chuck Taylor: Probably in my opinion the most entertaining guy on the Independent circuit and I will go even bolder to say in Wrestling period. If you have never seen Chuck at his finest then you don't know what your missing as he is hilarious in the ring. However, he isn't just a comedy and is a good wrestler and was also actually named as a member of GFW's roster so well have to see what happens with that. Taylor is currently a part of five different companies and that are just the ones in the States. Chuck has also become champion in each and every company he has been a part of in some form, by far his greatest success has come in Chikara as a part of Team F.I.S.T.
The listed above are not the only names set to appear at the tryout they are just the only names that have been "leaked" out prior to the tryout. I wish all of these hopefuls the best of luck and I hope for their sake at least someone gets the chance to sign that contract with the WWE.