WWE released a lot of people from their contracts on November 4th, but a few of those Superstars requested their releases. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik asked for the company to let them go, but there are some issues that need to be cleared up regarding how they went about it.
A previous report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated, “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.”
Ringside News reached out for more information about this story. Someone incredibly close to this situation refuted a few key points from the original report.
We were told that, “there was no punishment.” Lince Dorado “always took the fall 99% of the time.” This situation was said to be no different, but it was “the last straw creatively” for Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik.
They did speak with Vince McMahon, but it was not to complain about the match finish on Main Event. They spoke to him about how they can contribute, and not about the match itself. They simply “wanted the same investment.”
Now all three former Lucha House Party members, Kalisto, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik, are former WWE Superstars. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik are waiting out their 90-day non-compete clauses, but their stories are far from over in the pro wrestling world.