10 Former WWE Talents Who Thrived in Lucha Underground

The Temple welcomed and they responded.

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When Lucha Underground premiered on the El Rey Network in the fall of 2014, fans weren't sure what to expect from the mysterious new project, but it quickly became apparent that it was unlike anything we had witnessed before. It lived up to its name in growing into a revolutionary underground-esque promotion, going from the best kept secret in pro wrestling to the hottest thing going.

It has a unique roster as well that features a wide array of incredible talent from all over the world, though a handful of its most prominent stars from Seasons 1 and 2 journeyed over from WWE. Regardless of whether they were ever given a chance at super stardom in that organization, it didn't take them long to win over the faithful fans inside The Temple by showcasing their skills and proving their worth.

And no, not every ex-WWE Superstar that has found success in Lucha Underground has been a lucha libre competitor. In fact, the average viewer would have never guessed that a number of the names that signed with the promotion following their departure from WWE would have fit in so well in such in an environment. But alas, they have, thus paving the way other former WWE stars that are hungry to revitalize their character and career.


Graham Mirmina (aka Graham “GSM” Matthews) joined Hidden Remote in March 2015. Additionally, he has been a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report since May 2010 and also contributes work to WhatCulture. An Endicott College alumnus, he is currently pursuing his master's in Digital Journalism at Quinnipiac University, in addition to working as a freelance sports writer. His ultimate goal is to one day write for WWE.