Lucha Underground Star Joins Performance Center, NXT Star Confirms Injury

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Top Lucha Underground Star To Begin Training At Performance Center

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lucha Underground star King Cuerno is expected to be part of the September class of the WWE Performance Center.

WWE has reportedly been interested in the 35-year old Cuerno, who also wrestles under the moniker El Hijo del Fantasma, since he began appearing in Lucha Underground. Their interest stems from two things. One, he is a good worker and he speaks perfect English.

WWE has been rumored to be hesitant to push or even hire wrestlers who may not speak English as it may hamper their promo work.

WWE reportedly made an offer to Cuerno back in 2016. At that time he was a former AAA Cruiserweight Champion and the offer was for him to be part of the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic. However, he was under contract with Lucha Underground, and they did not allow him to participate.

Cuerno was released from Lucha Underground in March.

NXT Star Rachael Evers Out With Torn ACL

As we reported earlier, Rachael Ellering was injured during a match at an NXT Live Event.

Ellering, who is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering, also wrestles as Rachael Evers and according to WWE.com she suffered a torn ACL.

Evers was a competitor in both Mae Young Classic tournaments and joined the WWE Performance Center last February. She calls herself the “Queen of Strong Smile.”

She posted an Instagram photo of herself, smiling but on crutches, and thanked fans for their concern. She also revealed that she is due for surgery on Tuesday.

WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart To Hold Meet And Greet During SummerSlam

The ‘Hitman’ Bret Hart will be present during WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view in Toronto.

Hart and WWE posted on Twitter that he would be doing a Meet & Greet on August 11.

This will be Hart’s first WWE event since appearing in the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. Hart’s last wrestling related event was an appearance at AEW’s Double or Nothing where he unveiled their World Championship.

Hart turned down an invite to the RAW Reunion, but according the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was merely because he didn’t want to miss summer in Calgary and wasn’t going to be taking bookings till August.