Tonight is the first part of “Ultima Lucha Dos,” which is going to have some huge standards to live up to, or surpass based on last year’s show.
To help promote the end of Lucha Underground’s second season, Johnny Mundo recently appeared on Ring Rust Radio to discuss the progress of the promotion as it’s the second season ends.
You can listen to the full interview right here. Below are some of the highlights:
What has the pressure been like as a veteran of Lucha Underground as it grows?
Johnny Mundo: As far as being the guy and really the first guy with the reputation to sign on to be a part of Lucha Underground, I take a great deal of pride in it. This is the first wrestling promotion that has come around since I can remember since ECW that has really been different. It’s developed a counter culture and a cult following and Lucha Underground has done that. I take a lot of pride being a part of that.
As far as the pressure goes to carry the ball and keep performing at such a high level, yes I do feel it. That pressure is a good thing and I think everybody feels it unilaterally. What we have is a roster full of motivated and talented wrestlers with a chip on their shoulder to prove we have something no other wrestling promotion has right now. We are all hungry, motivated, young and talented. Most wrestling promotions are missing one of those things. When you look at Lucha Underground, that’s what makes us so interesting.
It’s defining its identity with each episode. With each episode, everyone on the roster is reinventing themselves and trying new things. Sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing at it, but that’s what makes us so interesting. Another reason is if you haven’t checked us out already, Ultima Lucha Dos is the best time to really see what this show is all about.
Are you excited for Ultima Lucha Dos?