Chris DeJoseph rides again. The head writer and co-creator of Lucha Underground will be joining Major League Wrestling as a Co-Executive Producer and will start this Saturday at MLW’s first ever pay per view event SuperFight. The deal was initially reported this morning by Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso.
A seventeen year veteran behind the scenes, DeJoseph is remembered for a six year stint writing for WWE, where he also became known for portraying the onscreen character Big Dick Johnson. After leaving WWE he became involved in reality TV before being brought on by Eric Van Wagenen to be head writer for Lucha Underground in 2014. The tenure of DeJoseph and his staff (which included former WWE writer, reality TV vet and screenwriter Chris Roach) was largely successful; DeJoseph has been credited for creating some of the most unique stories in professional wrestling in the last several years and also helped develop several talents into stars, such as Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, El Hijo del Fantasma (as King Cuerno), Shane Strickland (as Killshot), Jeff Cobb (as Mantaza Cueto), Taya, Sexy Star and countless others. His role in MLW will largely be along the same lines, working with creative to develop stories and characters. There is no word on if this would affect any potential commitments to Lucha Underground, but given that the promotion has been dormant for over a year now with no signs of life, DeJoseph joining MLW can likely be seen as the final nail in LU’s coffin.
MLW’s SuperFight PPV will take place this Saturday on PPV, live from Cicero Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, and will be headlined by Jacob Fatu defending the MLW Heavyweight Championship against LA Park.