Reported Reason Why Lucha House Party Asked For Release From WWE

Lucha House Party members Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik during an NXT apperance

Lucha House Party were released from their WWE contracts on 4th November along with a number of other wrestlers, and it would seem there are now reasons coming to light as to why they asked for that to happen.

18 members of the WWE roster were let go at that time, including the likes of former NXT Champions Keith Lee and Karrion Kross. At the same time, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado were let go, seemingly at their own request.

The latest report from Dave Meltzer at The Wrestling Observer, both men had asked for their release on previous occasions with Dorado particularly upset at being to lose on an episode of Main Event.

The story behind the releases of Dorado & Metalik is that both asked for their release after being asked to lose on Main Event to Garza & Carrillo on 9/13 in Boston. The story behind it is that there were those in the company who viewed this as punishment for Dorado, who was booked to lose the fall (usually that would be Metalik when the team would lose) to a makeshift team.

At the time there were no plans for Garza & Carrillo and Dorado was hot after the match and asked to talk to Vince. As you can imagine, that wasn’t viewed well, wanting to talk to Vince over the result of a match on Main Event that almost nobody would ever see outside of Canada.

Dorado was the one who asked out first after this match and Metalik agreed to do it as well. We were told that Metalik had wanted out but he was not the kind of a guy who would have asked out. The belief is that more likely than not they would not have survived this round of cuts either way.

The Main Event match between Lucha House Party and Carrillo and Garza aired on the 16th of September, which means that their release was granted over six weeks after it was initially asked for.

Both were not given their releases at the time, but it was not a good sign when neither was mentioned in the draft, which kind of showed how the company viewed them after they asked out. And then they were let go in the latest set of cuts.

The ironic thing is that the company had no plans for Garza & Carrillo and this match may have saved their jobs because those who actually watched the match thought the two looked good together and it led to the decision to actually go heel with Carrillo and make them a regular team.

Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza have now been repackaged using their surnames, and are known collectively on SmackDown as Los Lotharios.

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