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Lucha Underground star Johnny Mundo recently spoke with Shining Wizards Podcast about Lucha Underground and his post WWE life. Here are some of the highlights of the interview.
Lucha Underground: Mundo states that Lucha Underground feels like it's own world, much like ECW did, there aren't all the big lights, and it definitely has it's own, constantly growing identity. They continue to sign bigger names, he backs that up by mentioning Alberto El Patron, and poses the question, "who knows what could happen in the next couple of weeks?" Mundo says that it's a world they are creating, that isn't going away any time soon.
Happiness after WWE: Johnny says he is most definitely 100% happy with life after WWE. He mentioned that wrestling in WWE was like wrestling with handcuffs on, half the time you're not allowed to do what you want. He understands that it's a business and they want to protect it, but for him, there came a time in which he thought that they were resisting new ideas, and moves. It should perhaps be noted that he mentioned that it's hurting hteir product in his opinion. He says it's nice to know that he can go and pitch his ideas, and even though they may not get to them all in one match, they pick the coolest ones and go with it.
Lucha Undergrounds faith in him: "It means a lot." Mundo says. He brings up that he thinks what he's doing in Lucha Underground is really good for him, and for the company too. He's pouring his everything into Lucha Underground, and striving to give more than his best. He mentions that he pushes his body, and takes risks that he wouldn't have been able to in WWE, either because they wouldn't let him, or the other talent didn't want to do it. He states that he really enjoys being able to pull the wagon, and the responsibility they give him.
Differences in Lucha Underground and WWE creative: When asked about the differences in creative he had this to say. "For one, the Lucha Underground creative team is top notch. They are very all solid, talented people. There's no eccentric billionaire who's showing up at the last minute and demanding Lucha Underground to be rewritten the day of TV." He says he feels like that is really the difference between the two. He says that other promotions have too many people with conflicting agendas and control, so storylines get scratched midway, and the fans don't get to see the ending. Lucha Underground, he says, has been pretty good with letting their stories pan out.
Mundo also talked about Vince Russo, Alberto El Patron, Rey Mysterio, and more.
You can catch the full interview at shiningwizards.com