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Hernandez Discusses His Time In Lucha Underground, Being Part Of LAX in TNA, More

January 12, 2016 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Hernandez was recently interviewed by wrestlinginc.com, here are the highlights…

On Working With Lucha Underground Executive Producer Chris DeJoseph: “It was a blast. Chris DeJoseph, I have the utmost respect for him. I think he’s a fantastic writer. Those guys are geniuses. I never got the opportunity to wrestle much on television besides being a tag guy, they gave me a shot as a singles guy, and nobody’s done that with no limitations. I became the most hated person in the building, it was awesome.”

On Being Part of LAX in TNA: “It was originally Konnan, Homicide and Apolo. I was wrestling in Texas and Mexico at the time. I don’t want to speak out of context, but I think Apolo was having a tough time making flights from Puerto Rico to Orlando. I wrestled in NWA Wildside with Bill Behrens. Bill knew me and asked if I wanted to come in for a run. Not an appearance, a run. I told him I couldn’t come in until February or March because I was doing a mask vs. career feud and Mexico is a big payoff. I showed up in March and we sat on the sidelines forever. Five months later they gave us the PPV match, and it took off from there.”

On Learning About His 204 TNA Release on The Internet: “Yes. I was on the payroll, but I wasn’t being used. They had already let Chavo go. I’d been with the company for about 7 or 8 years. They were still paying me, there’s no call, there’s no email, no bird with a note tied to its leg, no smoke signal. Why should I call you? As my contract ended, it was all over the internet. TNA unfollowed me on Twitter, I was like ‘what the hell?’

On What He’s Doing These Days: “Right now I’m doing movie and TV work. Since I was on TV I’ve dropped about 20 pounds. I just shot two movies. One was Pizza Joint, and there’s another (inaudible). I’m getting paid okay and nobody hits me.”

On Getting Into Acting: “I started maybe in 2013. A fan was making an independent movie and called a friend of a friend and asked if they could get me. I said ‘Hell yeah, I want to be in a movie.’ It’s called Pickaxe Murders 3. I’d never done acting before in my life. I had a few fight scenes and a cool choke scene at the end. It got my juices flowing and something I want to do more and more.”