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Marty The Moth Reveals That He Was Supposed To Be Mil Muertes in Lucha Underground

October 2, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Marty “The Moth” Martinez recently spoke with Wrestling Inc about the evolution of his character in Lucha Underground and that he was supposed to be Mil Muertes…

On Being a “Comedy” Character: “I knew comedic relief could never hold a championship, at least for a time where people felt like this wasn’t a transitional champion,” he said. “I went and talked to Vampiro about halfway through season one. I love doing comedy, but how can I do comedy and still be viable to hold gold around my waist one day. That’s where you see at the end of season one the kidnapping and stuff starting and kind of getting darker and darker from there. So credit Vampiro for darkening the guy up so it could be something that could one day be future LU champion.”

On Drawing From Various Serial Killers For His Character: “It intrigues me because I’m weird. I always want to evolve a character and you’re going to see the rest of this season the Marty ‘The Moth’ character is evolved from what you saw before. I hope people catch on to that, and that’s all coming down to the research I’ve done into the psychology of serial killers — why they do what they do and just kind of how I believe someone with that kind of psychology would react to the storylines LU gives me.”

On Almost Being Magnificent Martin: “I was supposed to be there comedic relief,” he explained. “There is one episode that shows me as [‘Magnificent Martin’] — episode three of season one you see clips of me getting beat up by Mil Muertes and his character. There is a bowtie of me and I was walked out by ‘Beautiful Brenda’ and I was a magician and I am really glad that didn’t work out because Marty ‘The Moth’ is so much funner to play.”

On Finding Out That e Was Supposed To Be Mil Muertes: “I found out halfway through season two that I was actually supposed to be Mil Muertes. I am really glad that didn’t work out.”