By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
MLW issued the following press release to announce the signing of King Muertes to a multi-year contract.
NEW YORK – Major League Wrestling® has signed King Muertes to a multi-year deal. The deal, which was signed this week, will extend the heavyweight luchador’s reign of destruction in MLW for the foreseeable future.
Debuting in early 2021, the masked man has an 80% winning percentage and is one of the top ranked pound-for-pound luchadores.
While terms have not been released, MLW.com can confirm that Cesar Duran brokered the deal and will be the exclusive promoter for Muertes under the Azteca Underground banner.
Duran issued the following statement:
“Yes, yes, you can thank ME for ensuring you get the best lucha and violence in the entire world! Wrestling was soooo boring. But now you have Azteca Underground and you have King Muertes! What could be better? Wait, I know. But I’m not going to share quite yet!!!!”
Owner/Proprietor, Azteca Underground
MLW kicks off its new season July 10 in Philadelphia where the league will welcome back fans to the historic 2300 Arena. More tickets are expected to be made available shortly at MLW2300.com.
Powell’s POV: Muertes previously worked as Ricky Banderas, Mil Muertes, and Judas Mesias. It’s a significant signing for MLW given the company’s Lucha Underground themed storyline involving Cesar Duran (f/k/a Dario Cueto), who was revealed as El Jefe.