When Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix were inserted into a triple threat match with Austin Aries during an Impact Wrestling event on WrestleMania weekend, Pentagon Jr. never would have imagined that he would wrestle those two again for the Impact title so soon afterwards, and on pay-per-view at that.
Pentagon Jr. spoke with Fightful to talk about his triple threat match against Aries and Fenix at Impact Wrestling’s Redemption pay-per-view, taking place on April 22. The three of them already wrestled at the April 6 Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground special event with Pentagon Jr. picking up the win. Now that match will happen once more with Aries’ Impact World Championship on the line.
The April 6 match was not the original match, however. Aries was supposed to wrestle alongside Fenix against Alberto El Patron and Pentagon Jr. in a tag team match, but El Patron didn't appear at the event. Impact officials immediately put the two Lucha Underground stars in a triple threat match against Aries. Pentagon Jr. said he was surprised at the sudden change on the match card, but said he was ready for any situation and believes the first triple threat match gave Impact the confidence to put that same match on pay-per-view for its top championship.
“No, to be perfectly honest with you, it was a pretty surprising thing to happen and to have Alberto miss the event due to personal reasons from what I understand. Impact management simply decided to make this match into a triple threat and the truth is, it was a glorious match. All three of us left it all in the ring and I think that was something the people in charge of Impact saw and liked and that’s why they made this match official for this event. In my mind, I treat every match like I want to win and give it my all and always be prepared. I’m always ready for whatever comes my way and I’m anxious for April 22 and to show Austin Aries and Fenix I’m the top guy in Impact,” Pentagon Jr. said.
Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground have had a unique working relationship where the hit El Rey show is able to send some of its stars to wrestle for Impact. Pentagon Jr. said the relationship between the two companies started during Lucha Underground tapings and that Impact liked what they saw and started working on a deal to have wrestlers from both roster compete against each other.
“Our first contact with Impact came when we were doing Lucha Underground tapings. I know some of the executive members [of Impact] came and watched the tapings and they liked my work so they decided to slot me into WrestleCon for the Impact vs. Lucha Underground event and we know the rest of the story from there. We still have dates with Impact and I think what they saw and liked allowed me to work with Impact ,” Pentagon Jr. said.
As for any future plans he has with Impact Wrestling, Pentagon Jr. said he still has some dates with Impact, but is unsure of how long he’ll keep wrestling for the company.
“From what I understand yes, but in terms of specifics, I can’t tell you. I know I have a few dates with them coming up, but I’m not exactly sure how many dates is that,” Pentagon Jr. said.
Fightful will have complete coverage of Redemption followed by a post-pay-per-view podcast featuring Fightful managing editor Sean Ross Sapp.