​Matt Striker Discusses Lucha Underground vs. WWE, The Growth Of Lucha Underground


During a recent interview with Ring Rust Radio, Lucha Underground commentator Matt Striker discussed the differences between Lucha Underground and WWE, the growth of Lucha Underground and more. Here are some highlights:

Striker on the difference with WWE and LU: “Entirely different from one another. My time with WWE, while I was there, it’s at the front of your mind that it’s wrestling show. This is similar to movie sets and TV shows I have worked on outside of wrestling. There’s a big difference in that, and everything else trickles down from there. The mentality is completely different. Not that one is right or wrong, and I am wrestling with this realization, no pun intended, that this is a TV show about a wrestling promotion. It could be a show about a diner, but it so happens to be about a wrestling promotion and in there lies the crossover.”

Striker on the growth of Lucha Underground: “For me, the separation of what it was and what it is comes down to it’s a television show about a wrestling program. I had an opportunity to reprise a character that was known for being in a different type of genre. Seeing what it was, I had no idea what it was going to become.”

Striker on what’s shocked him and been memorable: “The first thing I learned from others is the less I know about what’s coming up the better so the reaction is more genuine. I found I had a lot of genuine reactions in the scenes with Vampiro and Pentagon in the ring as well as the scenes Phoenix did early on in the beginning of the show.”

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