Following the ending of Lucha Underground‘s last (and third) season, there were many questions left unanswered, but some of the biggest were regarding the status of two of the show’s biggest stars, including the brand new Lucha Underground Champion, Pentagon Dark (formerly Pentagon Jr.), who won the belt in the final episode, and his brother, former LU Champion Fenix. At the beginning of the year, well after tapings for Season Three had concluded, the brothers had a falling out with AAA (one of the co-owners of Lucha Underground) and walked out of the company, showing up in rival promotion The Crash Lucha days later. The two would then begin working in the international indie circuit, from PWG to AAW to the UK and South America, but due to AAA’s copyrights to their names, they both began working under new names: Pentagon Jr. became Penta El 0M and Fenix became Rey Fenix. With the split seemingly less than amicable, and with the prolonged extension of the airing of Season Three affecting many other LU wrestlers ability to sign with another television promotion, there were plenty who wondered if the Lucha Brothers were going to return to Lucha Underground for the fourth season when it was finally announced last month.
Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer recently noted that Lucha Underground’s fourth season – which will be a shorter 21-episode season – will be taping from roughly February 16 and run for several weekends. While the actual dates are still not confirmed by LU, San Jose, California’s Pro Wrestling Revolution (PWR) promotion announced today that due to Lucha Underground tapings commitments via PWR’s owner Gabriel Ramirez, the two Lucha Brothers – Penta and Fenix – would have to withdraw from their February 24th appearance for PWR, so the timeframe suggested by Meltzer appears to be accurate.
With most of last season’s cast returning for Season Four (minus Rey Mysterio, who has opted to join Konnan‘s new Aro Lucha show instead), Lucha Underground looks to regain it’s thunder from the first two seasons after the disjointed segmenting of Season 3 affected ratings drastically.