Luchasaurus Explains The Process Of Getting Signed By AEW

Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV spoke to AEW's Luchasaurus for a new interview. You can see the full interview above, or highlights below.

How he got into wrestling and then meeting Jungle Boy:

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I was at the gym and a friend of mine said 'hey, my friend does a wrestling school. This guy named Ric Drasin, who's like a bodybuilder wrestler in the 80s and it was right by my house. He was just like 'you should just go and check it out. we're always talking wrestling in here.' So I went and checked it out and it looked cool and that's where I met Jungle Boy. This is 2009 when he was a little kid. We started like the same week.


On how teaming with Jungle Boy came together:

It finally happened at Bar Wrestling for Joey Ryan. Joey said hey I want to put you and Jungle Boy together as a team because I was trying to get Jungle Boy there to wrestle and then I was like wait a minute you're right, Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy sounds like a good combo. So he put us together as a team and we came out to the ring and I said why don't you come out on my shoulder and let's do something together.


On who reached out to him to join AEW:

Originally, it was Cody. Cody reached out to me. I had a discussion with The Young Bucks at Bar Wrestling and then the next thing you know I have Cody reaching out to me on my messages saying 'hey man are you signed with anyone else?' They thought I was signed with Ring Of Honor. I never signed with them. I did some matches but we never got to contract negotiations and I was probably just gonna keep coming back here and there. I was like 'no, I'm not signed.' [Cody said] well we want to bring you into Double or Nothing and don't sign anywhere else.' It was really cool that Cody reached out like that because I felt like this character was kind of his dad's idea for me somehow that we never got to so it was like a special moment for me.

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