Lucha Underground star Killshot recently spoke to Ring Rust Radio, talking about his character’s development, the fan reception to the show, and more. You can read a few excerpts, as well as listen to the full interview in the player below.
Killshot talks about embracing his character, other ideas for his character:
Actually, it wasn’t even an idea that was tossed around for me. I took the initiative with the character, and my roommate with me started writing some background to the character and then we just threw around ideas until we came up with the Killshot idea. We pitched it to some of the writers and producers and they loved it so much. Then you saw the vignettes a couple of weeks ago which helped give the character so much more color and depth. Doing that helped me change up my in-ring style from Season 1 to Season 2, as well as what happens in Season 3 later on. Being able to flesh out my ideas and thoughts on how the character should go helped me be a better overall performer for the show.
Killshot talk about the Lucha Underground locker room atmosphere:
The locker room is one of the most diverse in the world as far as big promotions go. Mainly because there are guys just coming up in the business, guys that have been around the business forever and guys that have done everything in the business you can imagine. Everyone can learn from everyone and there are no egos backstage. No one is holding any one back, and we embrace each other and want to see everyone else do better. Everyone is a fan of everyone else’s work. The production is top notch and well thought out. It’s very detail orientated, as in something from Season 1 will close and not come back until Season 2 or 3 because the attention is so detailed that you don’t even think about it. Then, when it does come back, it hits you and makes you remember what had happened before. It’s the attention to those little details that goes a long way in what we do.
Does he think a one hour show format helps Lucha Underground?
I’m happy with the one hour to be honest. We get so many episodes in a season that way, so if you aren’t on this week’s episode, maybe two or three episodes later you will be on. Fans also don’t get tired of seeing you every week in this setup, which is nice. You don’t see the champ every week or the same matches every week. When its two hours, you tend to cram everything in that you can instead of giving them a tasting of what you have and then moving onto the next thing,. I think a two hours special is good for us and I like that format for the big blow off specials.
What move would Killshot like to attempt, but hasn’t yet?
The shooting star press. I have always wanted to do it and I think it’s the prettiest move in wrestling. Matt Sydal has a great one. I always wanted to do it, but I have never been comfortable to try it. I have done it on trampolines and stuff, but never actually tried it in the ring. I think it’s one of those moves I don’t need at this point. I never built my career on a move, so I don’t think I need to learn it and pretty much just stay away from it.
Would he be interested in competing in WWE’s Global Cruiserweight Series?
Contractually I am not allowed to do that. Maybe if I wasn’t where I am with Lucha then it would be a different story. I am very happy with where I am with Lucha and very fortunate with what they have done for me and continue to do for me. If I wasn’t there, maybe the tournament would be something I am interested in, but right now I am very happy being used and the way my character is going in Lucha. I am doing things here that I would be able to do anywhere else in the world.
What are Killshot’s hopes for Lucha Underground going forward?
I want the promotion to grow and get to more households. I really have my fingers crossed on the Netflix deal and still hope that will happen, but you never know. I want some gold. Whether its Trios, Gift of the Gods or the Championship, that’s what I want and am working to win.