Luchasaurus spoke with the media at Starrcast III in Chicago; highlights from the press scrum are below.
Luchasaurus talked about his path to AEW, noting he first went through WWE NXT and Lucha Underground before finding a home with All Elite Wrestling. He said it was an interesting experience to figure out how to present his character, noting that he wanted to be himself while cutting promos, which contrasted his Lucha Underground character.
“Well, my whole thing is, they didn’t really know how to present me. I never really thought about promos over the past couple of years. My character in Lucha Underground was a giant snake monster who didn’t talk. And that was what you’d expect from him. Or maybe I’d have this deep, raspy voice and do this type of over the top character. And I just told the Bucks, the only time I’m comfortable doing promos is being myself. I like to do interviews. I was on a reality show, and I could talk forever when I was on that. Because I wasn’t trying to act or be anything I wasn’t, so I was like ‘Let me just put on the mask and be myself and see what happens.’ And I think it’s kind of something that’s getting over with the audience. I think a lot of that has to do with Jungle Boy too, because he’s such a good babyface partner for me to have on my shoulder just kind of pantomime what I’m saying. So I kind of just wanted to be myself wearing the mask, and see where that goes, and just kind of be creative with it.”
Additionally, Luchasaurus spoke about the comparisons of himself and Jungle Boy to Kane and X-Pac, noting that there are some similarities and cited why the formula worked, and still does.
“I think that’s totally it, in a different way. But essentially, the formula is the same. Him and Marco, they’re kind of like these little babyfaces that need to be protected by the big monster. I come in and clean up after they get beat – it’s this tested kind of thing in wrestling that I think really works. Jungle Boy is such a likable character. Kids are gonna connect with it, and he makes me—he humanized my character really. I think he gave me the backstory without me saying anything. Because it’s just a jungle book thing that connects. Working with someone like that reminds me exactly of X-Pac and Kane. I’ve actually watched some of that stuff to see why that worked so well. And I think our formula is kind of the same, it’s just at a different pace and level, because AEW is – crazy stuff out there, which I like to do. But it’s basically it, you’re right, it’s kind of the same kind of Disney book formula that works.”