If Lucha Underground returns for a fifth season, it will be without the high-flying aerialist Angélico. After leaving AAA in December to wrestle more in Europe, Angélico has just announced on Twitter, that his time in Lucha Underground is coming to an end as well.
I would like to announce that I have decided to part ways with Lucha Underground. I would also like to say thank you to everyone at the company for the pleasure of the last three seasons.
Now it is time to take another leap of faith. pic.twitter.com/7Lp1iBRgJU
— Angelico (@AngelicoAAA) April 11, 2018
Angélico has been a part of Lucha Underground since its first season, making his debut in January of 2015 in a four-way elimination match against Argenis, Aero Star and Cage. Angélico instantly won the hearts of the believers with his incredible daredevil persona. He took to lucha libre instantly and the temple became his playground. No height was too high for him to jump off of, no dive too dangerous, and as a result, he had several memorable moments throughout his time with the company.
After feuding with Son of Havoc and Ivelisse early on, Angélico joined the two as an unlikely but fan-favorite trio. The threesome worked well together, proving to be a formidable group as they became Lucha Underground’s inaugural Trios Champions, holding the belt for 69 days in their first reign and 49 in their second. That makes them the only trio to have won the titles twice.
Unfortunately for the 30-year-old South African, his run in Lucha Underground was marred with ill-timed injuries. Still, he was one of the most electric performers the show had, utilizing what he called a hybrid lucha libre style to really wow the crowds in the temple.
While Angélico’s announcement of leaving Lucha Underground came after the fourth season tapings had finished, there is no word yet on if he will be appearing in the season. The last we saw of Angélico he was attacking Johnny Mundo and the rest of Worldwide Underground at Ultima Lucha Tres, ultimately helping Prince Puma win the Lucha Underground Championship. If Angélico did tape for season four, it is likely he will spend at least part of it feuding with Mundo and Worldwide Underground.