Court Bauer has big plans for the believers in Lucha and Azteca Underground.
The most recent season of Major League Wrestling programming ended with the reveal of the former Dario Cueto of Lucha Underground as the new boss of Azteca Underground.
Speaking about the development with Sports Illustrated, MLW promoter Court Bauer opened up about his excitement for this potential offshoot brand and discusses his own involvement with the Lucha Underground property which once captivated audiences of the El Rey Network.
“He was a priority for us, and Luis signed a long-term deal with the company. He’s an incredibly talented, accomplished actor, so he was very important. I was involved in a very limited capacity in Lucha Underground. I started as the AAA president of their American division for a period of time, so I was in that orbit, as was Konnan, who really was involved in every phase of Lucha Underground early on. It’s kind of like returning to a recent chapter of our careers. I wasn’t involved in the creative side, but to work with Luis again is phenomenal.”
He continued, "We’ll see how it plays out over the summer, but where Dario goes, lucha follows. We wanted this to be super tight, and we wanted to surprise people by bringing back a new character. We were able to pay it off in a way that made people feel good.
“We have some big plans, and there is a lot of potential to grow. We have a long-term strategy, and we’ve been planting seeds for the past 10 months. That’s what we want, a slow burn that always delivers with our television and videos online. If you’re that immersed in the product, we want to reward you."
Speaking on the Pro Wrestling 4 Life podcast hosted by Sean Waltman, Bauer ultimately remained tight-lipped but did suggest that there are offers on the table for an Azteca Underground program that is separate from MLW while existing in the same universe.
Elsewhere on that podcast, Bauer spoke about wanting to go live with more regularity. Learn more here.