Lucha Underground Producer Chris DeJoseph was interviewed by Ring Rust Radio ahead of Lucha Underground's season four debut. You can check out the full interview above, and highlights below.
Ring Rust Radio: As an impact wrestling fan, the relationship between the promotions has grown in recent months. How did the partnership come about and does Lucha plan on expanding on the business relationship?
Chris DeJoseph: I think really the partnership started with AAA and then Dorian [Roldan] is an executive producer and investor Lucha Underground and we have a connection with AAA and we have a connection with Impact. I don’t want to speak for them, but it just made sense for everybody business wise. We can keep everyone working, we can all work together to achieve the same goal and work together rather than wrestling companies, or in our case two TV shows, competing against each other. In this way we try to help each other and elevate each other and I think bring more eyeballs to each other’s brands.
Ring Rust Radio: How do you believe getting Lucha Underground on Netflix has helped in terms of growing the popularity of the product and generating hype for season 4, and what are you hoping to get out of that partnership moving forward?
Chris DeJoseph: For me, if anything being on Netflix gave the opportunity for a lot more people to be able to see Lucha Underground that may not have. I can’t say how many times I’ve run into people and they’ve noticed it on Netflix and they didn’t even know it existed. I’ve seen tweets from people that say, “I’m watching Season 1 of Lucha Underground, it’s so awesome!” and these are tweets that a came out a couple of months ago. The show has been existent for three years. I think that’s a good thing and it gives fans an opportunity to binge watch it. So, you can go on Netflix if you haven’t seen it and it’s very easily bingeable television. It has a lot of cliffhangers, a lot of great action and episodes are only 45 minutes with no commercials. It’s pretty quick and before you know you can watch six or seven episodes of Lucha Underground and lose your whole day. I think that’s a great thing. In the future, I don’t know what the future holds between Lucha Underground and Netflix. It’s not really a decision for me to make, but hopefully we continue to be on there and more people get to see Lucha Underground, and we will see.