Lucha House Party’s Gran Metalik has reportedly asked to be released by WWE.
Gran Metalik has reportedly asked for his release from his current WWE contract following five years with the company.
WWE has always had something of a revolving door when it comes to wrestlers coming and going. However, the going part has been taken to the extreme in 2021. More than 50 people have been let go, whether that was through former Superstars asking to leave or WWE cutting their contracts due to budget cuts. Now it seems another name might soon be added to that list.
According to Mas Lucha, Gran Metalik has asked to be let go from his current deal which runs until the end of 2022. The site claims sources close to the former 24/7 Champion have cited a lack of opportunities in WWE as the reason for requesting his release. Metalik has been with WWE since he debuted in the Cruiserweight Classic in 2016.
It was evident during the tournament that WWE saw something special in Metalik. The luchador made it all the way to the final, losing that match to TJP but beating Tajiri, Akira Tozawa, and Zack Sabre Jr. on the way there. Metalik has performed on pretty much all of WWE’s shows since then, apart from NXT UK, and has been a part of Lucha House Party for most of that run.
LHP’s numbers were reduced from three to two earlier this year when Kalisto was wished well in his future endeavors. Metalik has continued to team with Lince Dorado on Raw since then, wrestling on a pretty regular basis. However, the team has rarely felt like its matches are actually leading anywhere and hasn’t won a match since the beginning of July.
WWE went through a period of denying wrestlers their release when requested, around the same time that AEW officially formed and was building its roster. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore as Andrade and Ric Flair were both allowed to leave when they asked to be let go. It may well depend on what WWE has planned for Metalik and LHP, but judging by what it has used the star for so far, it probably doesn’t have much for him on the horizon.
Source: The Sportster