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Catrina Slams WWE TV Production and How Lucha Underground Runs Like a TV Show

June 23, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

The Taz Show recently interviewed Catrina of Lucha Underground, who spoke about Lucha Underground’s TV production. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).

Catrina on Lucha Underground running itself like a TV show: “[Lucha Underground] is ran like a TV show. It’s such an interesting world, Hollywood, so to say. And I literally stepped full throttle into that side of the business, and seeing how like going from sets from filming television to sets of Lucha [Underground], it’s really, a lot of it is very similar. It’s ran like that, and it’s a team. Like, the posts, what’s happening behind the scenes is if not more important than what’s happening in front. So, we are very dependent on making sure that everybody in backstage is happy and doing their job and making us look good. Because that’s who makes us look good, and it is a very, very important part of the show and business in general in the entertainment world.”

Catrina on how WWE is failing to do this and how their production elements fail: “And it’s not done like that in [the WWE]. They go into a hallway that’s echoing the s**t out of everything. They don’t sound-proof anything. They get one camera, you’re walking down the hallway with one camera. No [lighting], just crap. And it’s been the same forever. They tried to up it when Lucha came, I saw they tried to up everything, but it’s not gonna happen, because it’s not ran like that.”