Luchasaurus Reveals How He Got His Ring Name

AEW's Luchusaurus was recently interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see the full interview at this link, and submitted highlights below.

The audience naming Luchasaurus despite the character being called Vibora in Lucha Underground:
"Yeah! The funny thing about that was I was really nervous. I hadn't wrestled in about 2, 2 and a half years. I had left WWE, I had went and done a reality show (Big Brother), I was injured. I kind of went in as a tryout with Lucha Underground. I didn't even want to go because I didn't think I was ready. But, they said, "Hey, we have a character that we think you would be perfect for. Do you want to do it?" I was like, 'All right, lets do it!" I was very nervous in the ring. I heard the crowd chanting something but I couldn't tell what it was. I thought they were chanting, "You Just Started" like they thought I was bad... Like, they could tell I am a big guy who can't work or wrestle. So, I go to the back and I said, "That sucked!" Everyone was like, "No! That was great! They were saying Luchasaurus!" I was like, "Oh, that's cool! Maybe I could take that and try it on the indies, see what I could do with it." At that point, I thought Lucha Underground was going to be a lot more sustained with shows season after season. I didn't think it would go away like it has. So, then, it (Luchasaurus) kind of took on a life of its own and I began to add in my personal interests and things that I like as a person. It started to connect with people. If you don't see it, you almost can't get it until you see it."

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