As Impact moves closer to one of its biggest events of 2019 thus far, newcomer Daga is excited about what the company can deliver with the roster it has and how it is being run.
In an exclusive interview with Fightful, Daga spoke about his short time in Impact, where he has wrestled alongside LAX against the likes of Pentagon Jr. and Fenix. As far as his reception within the company since joining Impact, Daga had nothing but good things to say about the people working from behind the scenes, echoing sentiments expressed by Pentagon a year ago when he was interviewed by Fightful.
"In my experience, the first time I set foot inside this company, I always tried to act professionally and I got the same kind of treatment that I expected and hoped for and was treated with a lot of respect. They have always treated me well as a professional and I’m grateful for giving the chance to step inside their ring and also for the opportunity to be in there with such professional people," Daga said.
Daga joins a number of other Lucha Underground stars to wrestle in Impact, bolstering the talent pool on Impact's roster. With the number of unique matches and styles available, he believes that such matches are only natural as pro wrestling keeps evolving. Daga that wrestlers should be able to work a bevy of styles, whether it would be lucha libre matches, technical matches or even hardcore matches like the ones that Pentagon and Sami Callihan had been having in recent months on Impact.
"I think that’s part of the evolution of wrestling. We’ve become people that will just wrestle and not back down. In turn, we try to do the best we can and if it’s necessary to go down and have the kind of matches that Pentagon and Sami have, which are very extreme, I think we can get there. But as you said, the talent roster in its entirety has the capacity to work a bunch of different styles. I started off working in lucha libre, but when I went to Japan, I had to go and learn the Japanese style. I’m now in the United States and I’m trying to learn more about their style. If I have to do a hardcore match, I’ll do it. We’re right now living in a time in wrestling where you either learn everything or fall behind," Daga said.
Daga is currently set to have a big matchup at the upcoming "United We Stand" show where he will represent Team Lucha Underground alongside Aerostar, Drago and King Cuerno going up against Team Impact, consisting of Brian Cage, Moose and Eddie Edwards. It's not the first time that a match between wrestlers from both companies take place on a major Impact show, but it is not often that there is this many top stars from both companies competing in just one match.
Competing in this type of matchup in a marquee event is an opportunity Daga is excited about having. With so many different styles and wrestlers competing in the same match, Daga believes it will culminate in a memorable match.
"'United We Stand' is a very special event. This match specifically is something that has me more motivated than usual and I’m preparing a lot day-by-day. It’s a big opportunity. The fact that on the opposing team you got top guys from that company like Moose, Eddie Edwards and Brian Cage. For us, it’s something very motivating. I can’t also ignore the fact that all the other guys you mentioned are also top guys in Lucha Underground. I hope it’s a very interesting match and I think it will be a big match. There will be plenty of different styles in the match. It’ll be a big match," Daga said.
"United We Stand" will take place in Rahway, New Jersey on April 4. The full interview with Daga can be seen in the interview at the top of the page in Spanish. English subtitles can be viewed on the video.