Lucha Underground Season Three is in the midst of wrapping up and details are still few and far between on word of a Season Four.

This week Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com is reporting that the brand has secured funding for a new season. However, it may come with some drawbacks in the form of huge production cuts.

According to Alvarez, “Although LU has secured funding, it’s being said that huge budget cuts will be needed in order to follow through with plans of recording another season. Many are concerned that the budget cuts will result in a lack of high production value, which many fans find to be Lucha Underground’s biggest appeal.”

This isn’t the first time the fate Lucha Underground has remained in limbo. During Season One network execs were concerned about the funding for Season Two. However, Season Two was ultimately green lit towards the end of Season One’s run.

Earlier this year Season Three went on mid-season hiatus with rumors and speculation abound that the brand was prepping for Season Four. Instead, the show began a festival touring circuit and some of its talent have appeared at Comic Conventions and wrestling fan shows.

We’ll be updating this story when LU gives the official word on its status.

Meanwhile, Ultima Lucha is currently underway and will air for the next two weeks on the El Rey Network on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET.

Episodes can also be purchased on iTunes and Seasons One and Two are available on Netflix and Amazon.

What do you think about this? Are you worried about the possibility of a delayed Season 4? What do you want to see moving forward? Sound off in the comments below.

  • John Finnie

    Did anyone see Catrinas first match against iveslla…. pretty intense
    Wwe need her to return to Nxt along with Kaitlyn the original NXT girls

    • BLKLTR05

      I haven’t seen it but honestly, I don’t think the WWE needs either woman tbh. They have enough women on their roster, more than enough uber talented women, that we don’t need either Ivelisse or Catrina there ESPECIALLY considering that both have been there before and while they were amazing while there, both had issues backstage. Ivelisse had attitude issues from what I remember and Catrina let all the praise go to her head and felt she deserved more than all of the other women there.

      • Aye Mate

        True. And it’s a bit ironic that Karlee Perez stated that she didn’t want to waste her peak years in WWE not doing much, yet her standing in Lucha is (while entertaining) not vastly different to her stint in NXT.

      • John Finnie

        The bellas had issues with most women & returned & they were not needed then as now.
        No one can do Catriana like Catrina
        Remember Nikki stoping Naomi getting her title run or getting a 2sec title because brie had one.
        Also Maxine was in the biz a hot sec & learned more than a few NXT women like Liv. She is in a better place & could play a heel like no other women in wwe today

        • BLKLTR05

          Have those rumors about the Bellas stopping contracts and title reigns ever been substantiated? If not I’m not even going to bother responding to those allegations since they could easily just be bullshit.

          No one can do Catrina like Catrina, that part is true but then again, Catrina isn’t all that special as far as Managers go. She’s definitely one of the top managers but Zelina is doing pretty damned good for herself. I thought Maxine was a newbie to wrestling before signing with WWE and going down to FCW? Am I wrong? She definitely picked up the wrestling aspect pretty quick and her acting has always been phenomenal.

          • John Finnie

            Actually they have either by hints or by calling them out….. even Naomi said she didnt know what stopped her getting a title reign ( it was a small dig) mayrse,Maria, Kelly Kelly all have came out & said it…. oh & do not think the bellas don’t have backstage conections even if they say the do not

      • Raekon

        Ivelisse had no “attitude issues”, she was one of the People that spoke up about bill dermotts bad Treatment towards her and other Talent. They stampt it as “attitude issues” when he got her released along with others like Audrey Marie and several male wrestlers. Catrina on the other Hand wasn’t released, she were not Patient enough like others and wanted to be more on the Spotlight than she already was so she left.

    • DayOneISH!

      To be honest catrina is better off in Lucha underground seeing as how she’s treated as big deal there and if she was in WWE she would be lost in the shuffle.

      • John Finnie

        True…. unless she wen to nxt

  • BLKLTR05

    The product is there, it is quality wrestling with quality talent. Too bad the funding isn’t really there.

    • DayOneISH!

      Tbh I think Lucha underground is still the best wrestling show on tv.If I was a billionaire I would invest in this show.When it comes to Characters and how they book them is perfect.How I wish they made more products like video games,figures,DVDs,etc.

      • Typical Heel

        A video game with 2k18 graphics would be amazing

        • DayOneISH!

          YES WANT ONE NOW!

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  • Aye Mate

    Will Sexy Star return tho?

  • DayOneISH!

    Gotta catch up on LU hopefully the 3rd season will be on Netflix soon.

  • Snappy

    A little off-topic but uhm – what the heck is “caveats” – can we please use much simpler language. I understand you’re an editor, but come on!

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      can you think of a simpler way of saying it?

  • Synn666

    This entire article is half truth and half lie …because Meltzer has no sources in LU and alvarez knows Jack shit about the product everything you hear from them is literally 3rd hand information at best and that 3rd hand info comes from a friend of a friend.

    In very simple easy terms what is going on is what happens in every single negotiation of tv….MONEY that is all that is being hagled over S4 is and never has been in doubt , What’s happening right now is that El Rey and MGM are in budget negotiations for Season 4. El Rey has a window of time to come up with a budget that MGM can work with. That time hasn’t run out yet. If El Rey doesn’t pick it up, the LLC and MGM could shop the show to a different network (or try some alternative solution like shopping it to Netflix as an original series). Of course, if they have to do that, it puts Season 4 in some doubt and probably delays it. These reports we’re hearing now that S4 is probably going to happen would mean that El Rey and MGM are probably close to inking a deal.

    No one wants to actually pay attention to when the actual higher ups are speaking (Erik Vanwagnen on ringside pop ) but only for some reason when Meltzer fucking speaks when again Meltzer has no sources in LU let alone knows anything about running a TV show and not a wrestling promotion.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    I’m happy they are getting a 4th Season! I really wish I was able to get it on Netflix, I want to help as much as I can because it’s my favourite promotion and I would hate for it to go under.

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