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Santana and Ortiz On Being Happy With Parking Lot Fight, Convincing Sue to Flip Them Off

November 4, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
AEW Parking Lot Fight, Santana and Ortiz

Santana and Ortiz were guests on the latest episode of Talk is Jericho and discussed their Parking Lot Brawl from the September 17th episode of AEW Dynamite. The match saw the two teams go all out in a bout that ultimately saw Best Friends win the match and Trent’s mom Sue flipping Santana and Ortiz off as the babyfaces drove off. Talking about the match, the two recalled how it got put together Sue’s involvement and more. You can see highlights and the full audio below:

Ortiz on how he thought the match came off: “It was definitely an awesome feeling [seeing the reaction]. It was what it needed to be. We kind of went into the match saying, ‘We need this to be a really good blow off.’ ’cause I think the build-up was decent to good, but I think we needed the exclamation point at the end and I’m happy we delivered. And thanks to Jerry Lynn in kind of funneling all our ideas and setting it up to be the best possible match. And I think, I’m really happy with it.”

Santana on filming it all in one take: “Yeah, at one point I remember telling one of the production guys, I was like, ‘Please, no one yell cut in this match. It’s gonna be bad.’ We were so hyped up and so at that point where, if we had to cut anything, it would have killed the whole match, I feel like.”

Ortiz on when they put the match together: “That day. I mean, we talked about things over the week. And we figured out some things we wanted to do, but it was pretty much that day. We got with each other, we went over it all day. And yeah, that was the end result.”

Santana on coming up with ideas for it: “We put together like a group chat with all of us. And I just wanted, my main thing was making sure that all four of our visions were being put out there, and everyone had their say in whatever. So we just got in a group text and started throwing little ideas here and there, what weapons we wanted to use, what props we want to get together. We were sharing other parking lot matches and just trying to get an idea for the madness.”

Ortiz on Trent’s mom’s involvement in the end of the match: “Shout out to Sue for doing that. And I know she’ll never forgive us [for wrecking the car]. But she was great man, she was a team sport. And I think there was no better way to end the match than with that middle finger going up.”

On having to convince Sue to do the middle finger: “And having to convince her the whole day. Because shew didn’t want to give us the finger. We were like, ‘That’s taking the match from here to like way up there. That ‘s the icing on the cake.’”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Talk is Jericho with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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