Kevin Gill Show with Johnny Mundo
Host: Kevin Gill
Interview available at KevinGillShow.com
On A Wrestling Offseason: “There’s no other entertainment show that doesn’t have an off season. There’s no other professional sport that doesn’t have an off season. Part of the good thing about an off season is it gives the performers time to reflect on what they did for he season. It gives the people behind the scenes time to reflect. It gives the writers time to write. And it makes it so there’s no loose ends.”
On The Success Of Lucha Underground: “Any pro wrestler will say the more promotions that have successful TV shows, the better. The more places to work as a pro wrestler, the better. Ultimately pro wrestling really comes down to what transpires between pro wrestlers and the fans. And the more opportunities, the more canvases, the more outlets, the better.”
On The Temple: “There’s something about The Temple that really brings the “A” game out of people. It’s a competitive environment, in a good way.”
On Rey Mysterio in Lucha Underground: “I can’t say enough good things about Rey. He’s somebody that’s possibly the most popular Luchador of all time. When you’re in Mexico with Rey Mysterio, it’s like walking around in England with The Beatles. Everybody knows who Rey Mysterio is.”
On Prince Puma: “I think that dude is the most talented wrestler in the world right now. There’s no one I’ve seen since I started that can do the stuff he can do aerially. Gymnastically, the type of flips and twists and body control he has, in addition to the type of strength he has, and the way he looks now as to when he was Ricochet doing double moonsaults 6 years ago, he’s got the complete package going on right now. It’s effortless. If anything it’s too easy for him.”
On Willie Mack: “When I first watched him wrestle I was like holy shit, he’s defying the laws of physics and gravity. He has so much charisma and personality and he’s making me crack up. I was blown away by Willie back then. And now the stuff he’s done in Lucha Underground is light years ahead of what he did even back then”.
On Matanza: “Matanza can do stuff that seems size defying and impossible. I’ve seen him do feats of strength stuff and I’m like he’s the strongest guy ever. Then I’ve seen him do flips and acrobatic stuff where I’m like hey bro, can you leave something for me? He’s proven that he can wrestle everyone from Rey Mysterio to Prince Puma to Killshot to Willie Mack to Brian Cage, all different styles, weights and sizes. To me, he’s really proving himself quickly and has exceeded expectations”.
On Roman Reigns: “I did this interview. And I put him over, like he’s a really nice guy and a buddy of mine. They were like how would you like to wrestle him? And I kind of said off the cuff, a little jokingly and a little seriously I’d love to wrestle him in ten years after he’s learned to work. Did I mean that? I just made the comment to bust his balls a little bit”.
On PMA: “My glass is always half full. Even when it’s all the way full, it’s half full”.