Major League Wrestling has hired former Lucha Underground Co-Executive Producer and co-creator Chris DeJoseph. DeJoseph ran Lucha Underground from 2014 until 2018 and also spent six years writing for WWE. The hire was confirmed by MLW CEO Court Bauer, who noted that DeJoseph’s first day on the job will be at Saturday Super Fight pay-per-view on November 2.
“Since the last season of Lucha Underground, I’ve had an itch to get back in the game,” DeJoseph said to Sports Illustrated. “I’ve been watching what they’ve been doing and the steps they are taking to keep building, and I can’t wait to get my hands dirty with MLW… Look at that MLW roster—Alex Hammerstone, Brian Pillman Jr., the Von Erichs, Tom Lawlor, Davey Boy Jr.—you can go on and on, there are so many young stars. My job will be to help make them better performers and better characters.”
As noted by SI, Lucha Underground added a cutting edge to professional wrestling, generating significant interest for a genuine WWE alternative, with DeJoseph playing an integral role in the show’s success. “So much has sprouted from the alternative universe of Lucha Underground,” said DeJoseph. “The wrestling world is exploding right now, and I’m looking forward to riding that wave.”
AEW today announced a new tiebreaker stipulation for its World Championship title match featuring defending champion Chris Jericho taking on “The American Nightmare” Cody at Full Gear PPV event in Baltimore on Saturday, November 9. In the event there is no winner at the end of the 60-minute time limit, a panel of three esteemed judges (whose names have yet to be announced), who will be seated at ringside, must vote for a winner. In the event there is not a unanimous choice, the majority decision will be the winner. This will ensure that a draw will not be the outcome of this World Championship title match.
Chris Jericho was crowned the inaugural AEW World Champion by defeating Hangman Adam Page
in a brutal, bloody match at All Out in August. Since then, Jericho has formed the nefarious “Inner
Circle” with Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz to counter Cody and The Elite. At the
AEW Dynamite show in Pittsburgh last week, a vicious brawl between the two powerhouse factions
erupted when Cody punched through a glass door of a suite to get to the Inner Circle, which spun
into an all-out melee on the crowded concourse at Petersen Events Center. The three judges will
also ensure that the blatant assists Jericho has received thus far from The Inner Circle will not be
tolerated during the title bout. Cody’s road to the Championship bout included wins against Dustin Rhodes at Double or Nothing and Shawn Spears at All Out. Other feature matches at FULL GEAR include Jon Moxley battling Kenny Omega, PAC vs. Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks taking on Inner Circle members Santana and Ortiz.
Full Gear will be live on PPV on Saturday, November 9 at 8 PM ET (1 AM GMT) and is available for international fans at ITV Box Office and Fite.TV. Prices announced are, depending on the European country, £14,95, €17,95 or $19,99.
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