Skip to main content

Gran Metalik reportedly requests WWE release


Image: WWE

According to a report from Mas Lucha, Gran Metalik has requested his release from WWE after more than six years with the company.

The report stated that the former 24/7 Champion requested the release due to "lack of opportunities." His contract runs through 2022 ("valid until 2023") according to the report.

Metalik, 32, signed in the summer of 2016 and has spent time on Raw, Smackdown, NXT and 205 Live. He was a participant in the Cruiserweight Classic in 2016, defeating Tajiri, Akira Tozawa, and Zack Sabre Jr. on his way to the finals where he lost to TJ Perkins.

In recent years, Metalik has been a part of the Lucha House Party trio alongside Lince Dorado and Kalisto. After Kalisto left the group last fall, Dorado and Metalik continued to team together. He hasn't wrestled more than twice in a month since March of this year.

Before signing with WWE, Metalik went by the name of Mascara Dorada. he spent time in CMLL, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Lucha Libre Elite before his run in WWE, capturing the CMLL World Welterweight Championship a total of four times.