​Matt Striker Discusses Lucha Underground, Says They Aren’t Trying To Compete With WWE, Wyatt

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During a recent interview with Bonnerfide Radio’s “The Faction”, former WWE announcer Matt Strike discussed working for Lucha Underground, competing against WWE and more. Here are some highlights:

On if Lucha Underground is planning to compete with WWE: “As far as rivaling Vince, I don’t think that’s the mindset. In good business, competition creates cash. Eric Bischoff wrote a book about that, so you don’t want to crush them. You just want to be present. I don’t think they want to go into that road.”

On if Final Deletion and WWE’s Wyatt Family segment were influenced in any way by Lucha Underground: “Ah…speculation man. It’s the political season and that’s what we all do. I can’t speculate on things like that. As far as all that goes, there was “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and both of them succeeded. If the relationship between the Hardy match and the other match is so close that people want to draw the comparison, at the end of the day, the bottom line is that people are talking about it, and that’s good. So, was it copied? Was it borrowed? Was it influenced by Lucha? I don’t know. I can’t comment to that.”

On whether filming in seasons is better for wrestler health: “With any sport that is so strenuous on the physical and the human machine, of course time off is beneficial. There’s also a benefit of time off to storylines, character arcs, and visuals. Sometimes when you stare at something too long, your eyes hurt. It’s nice to take that break because then you appreciate things a little more.”


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