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Sonny Kiss Is Trying to Be Optimistic About Lucha Underground Season Five, Talks Signing With AEW

March 5, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Sonny Kiss spoke with the Wrestling Inc podcast about his status with Lucha Underground, signing with All Elite Wrestling and more.

On being one of the first AEW-signed talents: “I was speechless first of all. I knew for quite a bit before it was announced, but I had to keep it a secret. I was overwhelmed, overjoyed, every amazing emotion you could think of. I’m so excited to be a part of something so groundbreaking and I thank Cody and Brandi and The Bucks and everybody for just believing in me.”

On Brandi Rhodes reaching out to him: “I met Brandi a few times and…she shot her shot [laughs]. She slid into my DMs. Yeah, it was Brandi who was the one who reached out…I don’t wanna talk too much, but it was more along the lines of how anyone would approach or inquire about signing someone [already under contract]. You approach them seeing if they are able to work without any conflict. We were able to settle that and that’s how it went.”

On his current status with Lucha Underground: “At the moment, I will simultaneously be with AEW and Lucha Underground. They have a partnership going on, so it does make it easier to be with both. It’s just for the time being, but we’ll see what happens…I’m trying to be [optimistic about season five], I really am. I think everyone kinda has their shoulders up. I’m optimistic there will be one, but I don’t know. I’m hoping for season five and hoping it’s happening very soon. Also, just because being under that contract, a lot of us are looking to make some money. It has some issues with not being on TV right now. I’m not trying to say too much, you know what I mean [laughs].”

On his work with Capitol Wrestling: “Capitol is like my home because it’s really, really close to my house. Capitol allowed me to wrestle in my hometown which is really cool. My creative direction in Capitol has been excellent because I’m kind of like the hometown hero. I’m just so thankful to [co-founders] Marcus [Dowling] and Matthew [Ryan] for believing in me. It means a lot to my career because it’s that one place where all the dedicated fans come and they’re so loud with their Sonny chants. It’s an amazing team, an amazing production…I feel like they are going to be something very special in the years to come just because of how much work they put into their product and how much effort they put into their storylines. I think they’re gonna be an excellent product in the years to come and people are gonna know who they are. They are gonna be watching them on a lot of different streams and I just can’t wait for it. I’m happy for them.”