Here are last night’s Lucha Underground results! What a great main event between Alberto El Patron and Mundo!
Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Mundo
El Patron is over huge. The two trade holds early on, but reach a stalemate. Patron is using some dirty tactics, but the crowd still loves him. Mundo clotheslines AEP off of a missed moonsault and sets up a springboard kick for two.
Mundo is knocked outside and AEP follows him with a huge suicide dive onto the stairs and guardrail and everything else in sight. The two trade punches in the ring until Patron hits a clothesline and tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
Mundo sends AEP outside this time and hits a dive. He tosses Patron into every guardrail in the arena, but when he gets back in the ring, eats a top rope reverse superplex for two.
Patron calls for the armbar, but a huge series of reversals result in nearfalls. Mundo connects with his big knee and Starship Pain, but Patron grabs the rope. AEP grabs an armbar out of nowhere, but Mundo gets to the ropes.
A Mundo double stomp gets a two count, and he can’t believe it. Patron lands a giant superkick for the pin.
Above is a pretty cool new video of Johnny Mundo aka John Morrison doing Parkour! The El Rey Network uploaded it on their YouTube account. Check it out & don’t forget to purchase Out of Your Mind Fitness!
6 May 2015
John Morrison Talks Prince Puma, Alberto Del Rio & More
Below are some excerpts of an interview sent to WrestlingInc.com from Donald Wood, Mike Chiari & Brandon Galvin from Ring Rust Radio:
Donald Wood: Early on in your tenure with Lucha Underground, you began a rivalry with current world champion Prince Puma. While you have teamed up recently, many fans are clamoring for another battle between the company’s two top stars. How do you think Prince Puma has handled being the company’s first champion and what will it take for you to eventually defeat him for the title?
I think it’s going to take me one more rematch. I think he handled himself extremely well and like a champion. He is somebody that the promotion can go to and represent Lucha Underground. He is a perfect combination of lucha, acrobatics, and storytelling; he gets it so to speak. It’s cool to see him really embracing his role as a champion of Lucha Underground and he has done great representing the company. He is probably doing almost as good as a job as I would do as champion.
Mike Chiari: In addition to Prince Puma you’ve been interacting with Alberto El Patron a bit lately and you guys have had some interesting run-ins that lead many to believe that you could possibly lock horns in the near future. Alberto’s hugely popular right now and he’s the AAA heavyweight champion, so what’s your interest level regarding a feud with Alberto and how do you think the crowd would react in terms of who they’d support?
First of all, Alberto is extremely talented and I did wrestle him a few times in WWE, but we never had enough time to put on the kind of match that I am looking forward to with him in Lucha Underground. It’s very interesting the way he left WWE I think represents what pro-wrestlers should represent. He stood up for himself and the culture and that’s been resonating with me and the fans of Lucha Underground. You can identify with somebody who stands up for who they are and what they believe in. He is also a very talented wrestler and I am looking forward to getting in the ring with him because I think that people aren’t going to believe the type of match we are going to have. As far as how the fans will respond? I mean, Los Angeles is my hometown, and has been for Lucha Underground since day one, so I think a lot of fans that are going to see that and the hard work I have done, and chant “Mundo” until their faces melt. There are also a lot of fans that will respect Alberto and where he comes from and the talent he has in the ring and chant for him. The true winner is going to be the fans in the temple when Albert and I are in the ring.
Johnny Mundo (aka John Morrison) recently did an interview with James Sawyer, here are some highlights:
You have to incorporate that in something. I looked at your IMDB and you’ve got a ton of stuff coming out in 2015 including Boone: The Bounty Hunter, which you actually wrote.
Oh bro, Boone: The Bounty Hunter is literally the thing that I’m absolutely the most excited about of everything that I’ve done. I wrote it, produced it, I’m actually tomorrow shooting pickups for it again. Movie-making is a very, very, very long process. Especially if you’re dealing with a project that you’re very passionate about and you want to see it finished right. I’m spending so much time on Boone and when it’s done I’m probably gonna tweet every day for a year telling everybody to watch it and let everybody know. All my friends know that I’ve been working on this for, oh over two years now. Yeah, I’m super-pumped for Boone.
In all your characters over the years, one common strand was you had a sense of humor, I still remember the Dirt Sheet and the Palace of Wisdom. Do you feel in acting, of course, but especially if you’re writing it, but in Lucha, you have more creative control in your matches but also your character and your input, the story. Do you feel that you sort of have a wider berth to do what you want?
Much wider. It’s like the WWE where it’s a business, it’s a show and they’re telling stories. And they are very open to the suggestions that I make and the ideas that I have. No one gets all of their ideas done. Not even the head writer of a TV show. There’s always somebody that can check that power or point out why your idea is stupid, or the producer say “we can’t afford to do this” or a director say “we want to go this way.” Anything creative always becomes a collaboration. But I feel like Lucha is thematically similar to the type of stuff I’m interested in doing right now and the ideas that I have are being heard and being integrated into the show and talked about. Not all of them are. Some of them aren’t and some might never be, but it’s a pretty great place to work.
It seems like everywhere online that I go to and everyone that I talk to, which is a lot of people, Lucha Underground got a lot of heat in not a lot of time. First of all, I’m curious as to how it was pitched to you. It’s certainly unique, it’s not just another wrestling organization it combines wrestling and film, it’s produced by Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez. How did they bring it to you?
The head writer of the show Christopher DeJoseph, the other writers Chris Roach, Matt Stollman are guys that I worked with in WWE, writers I got along with very well. Chris DeJoseph was talking to me about Lucha a few months before we started. First, he tells me he’s gonna write for a wrestling production in LA and I’m like “great, let me know when it happens.” A month later he’s like “it’s still happening” and I’m like “great, let me know when it happens.” Wrestling promotions, there’s a lot of people that talk about a lot of stuff and a lot of it never really happens. Then maybe a few weeks before we started he calls me up and says “hey this thing is really happening and I want you to come by the office and talk to me about signing for this. I want to put you in contact with the producer and the casting director.” And I was like, “alright let’s check this place out.” So I went by the office and saw the set and it was in this building I had done a movie in two years prior with Danny Trejo and Melina and they had transformed this warehouse into a Lucha Underground temple with the ring and the stadium seats and the office. The studio office that wasn’t in the temple was in this very nice building in Santa Monica and when I saw that I thought “holy shit, this is a very real deal.” Robert Rodriguez is behind it. They’re talking about a lot of the things I wish WWE had done more of as far as filming the vignettes in more of a TV/film type of way. When I saw that I was very interested. I get to wrestle in my hometown. The temple is ten minutes away from my house. I’m a big fan of Lucha and the other people involved. I’m excited to work with Chavo, with Big Rick, with Blue Demon Jr. All the AAA guys I didn’t even know at the time but I know now and I’m really happy to have a chance to work with all of them. Yeah, it’s been a really awesome thing.
A lot more is discussed in the interview including where he grew up, comedy, Out of Your Mind Fitness, dream opponents & more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
Here are the results from last night’s Amazing episode of Lucha Underground!
Trios Championship Tournament
Texano Jr, Cage, King Cuerno vs. Prince Puma, Hernandez & Johnny Mundo
Hernandez and Cuerno start out, with Hernandez using his power advantage to embarrass Cuerno. Texano tags in, but gets abused by the kicks of Johnny Mundo, but manages to kick out at just two.
Puma is tagged in but gets worked over, as the cameras show what looks to be Shawn Daivari at ringside. Hernandez comes in and clean house, and this match is anarchy. Mundo is the next guy to clear the ring, but Texano hits a spinebuster for two.
Texano locks on a single leg crab on Mundo and tags in Cuerno, who goes to work on Mundo. The heels are making quick tags in and out, and Cuerno accidentally kicks Cage as Prince Puma gets tagged in and dominates the field. Hernandez also hits a huge dive. Mundo and Puma follow suit.
It’s an all out war in the ring, as everyone takes turns hitting a corner move in a really cool spot. Texano is lurking outside with the bullrope, and clocks Mundo with it. Cuerno hits Thrill of the Hunt on Puma for the win.
Winners: King Cuerno, Cage & Texano Jr via pinfall (Thrill of the Hunt)
Real Name: John Randall Hennigan WWE Ring Name: John Morrison Birthday: October 3, 1979 (35) Born/Billed: Los Angeles, California Weight/Height: 6'1"/224 LBS Trained: SPW staff, Tough Enough III trainers, and OVW Staff Wrestling Debut: January 27, 2003 WWE Debut: April 2005
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