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Paul London Talks Being Disgusted With Triple H, Brian Kendrick, Lucha Underground, More

Former WWE Superstar and newly-signed Lucha Underground talent Paul London was a guest on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. You can check out some highlights here:

On his initial thoughts on Lucha Underground:

“I’ll be honest, when I first saw Lucha Underground I was living in Austin (Texas) at the time and that was in Season One. I don’t own a television, I still don’t so I was watching it on my friend’s television and I was really impressed with how different it was. You can’t really categorize it and say oh, it is a wrestling show (but ) what you can say is it is episodic, what you can say is it is thrilling, what you can say is it is engaging, what you can say is it is intriguing, it is obviously unique, it is a completely different rainbow full of completely different colors that remain to be seen, So all of those aspects were completely intriguing to me. I think I really enjoyed and I do enjoy the emphasis they do put on each individual.”

On adding something unique to their product:

“As a performer you want to add to something, you don’t want to take away from it. I was pretty burnt out on wrestling for a long time and in some ways I still am. Just on how boring it was, not Lucha Underground specifically but wrestling in general is just like looking at the same flipbook. No matter how slow or how fast you flip it; it is still the same images. When I started speaking with them and we started talking and having a mutual flirtation, I emphasized this and that is I am not into head dropping and I don’t want to do anything that I’ve already done, I don’t want to look how I’ve looked before and I don’t want to do anything that people recognize. They asked if I wanted to keep my name and I said well it is my real name so we might as well use it. I’m not really into wearing masks (unless there is a female involved) and I’m not really interested in being a toy and they completely agreed which was music to my ears.”

On if Lucha Underground will bring out a new side of London:

“Believe it or not I actually came on board at the beginning of Season 2 and there was some initial thought and discussion to come in as a performer in ring and I’ve since become very selective with dates and accepting bookings and as I mentioned I know what I can do and what I am capable of on one end and what I’ve already done. But what else can I do? What other muscles can I flex? These are all things that were mutual thoughts and it was why would I want to come to Lucha Underground and present something that was left over? Leftovers are good for a day or two and go bad real fast.”

On his current relationship with former tag team partner Brian Kendrick:

“I haven’t spoken to him in over a year. When you love something, as they say you let it go and if it was meant to be it will come back. That’s all I really have to say about Brian. “

On the Cruiserweight Classic:

“I’ve heard about it and I’ve seen a few matches here and there and if you want my honest opinion on what it is all about? There timing is laughable because before then what other show would appear on a Wednesday night? What other show is on that Wednesday night (Lucha Underground) is an actual threat? They didn’t specifically make a tournament of heavyweights on Wednesday night because heavyweight wrestling is boring and is limited. What are you going to watch Zeke or whatever against some muscle head and lets tune in Wednesday night for this sh*t. No. The fact that they created this cruiserweight whatever and decided to rape the independents of talent and dangle all of these carrots to these independent guys and (say) that you are part of the family now (not really) but we are going to use you so we can shine up our product in hopes that people choose us as the alternative on Wednesday nights because the truth is we don’t have a leg to stand on and they don’t.”

On seeing longtime friend Kevin Owens win the Universal Title and Triple H’s involvement:

“The thing that really kind of disgusts me is Kevin Steen (Owens) who is one of my favorite people in the world and it really disgusts me is to see Triple H with his phony, fat smile draping all over Kevin Steen and saying that I believed in this guy all along. You know the body-builder, “the game” himself, Mr. Arnold Classic, Mr. Shredded is now super endorsing this non body-builder and who is kind of the anti-pro wrestler if you think about it (and from an attitude standpoint Kevin is amazing) but from that ideal WWE body that they valued and cherished for decades, he doesn’t fit the mold and I love that about him because cookie-cutter is boring. But I just think that this Hunter feigning over him is bullsh*t. It is just that, I think it is bullish*t. I think Hunter just does that to keep himself relevant at these new guys expense. It is almost like he is trying to give himself a rub off of these guys and it disgusts me.”

You can check out a clip from London’s interview here:

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)

  • Rollins *Intergalactic Champ*

    I mean he is obviously more important than you. And the fact that you needed to comment something along the lines of “who said it? Who cares what he has to say” says a lot. If you didn’t care what he had to say, why even comment?

  • Solid

    Making a comment somehow has something to do with me not paying attention to what he was whinging about this week? 😛

  • Rollins *Intergalactic Champ*

    He didn’t need it, but he is surely taking it. The last time Hunter as a performer had anything close to relevancy was when he last faced Taker at mania.

  • Rollins *Intergalactic Champ*

    But you scrolled down to comment, soo…..

  • jgdjgdklj

    Jeez, all these former WWE guys at Lucha Underground are so bitter.

  • blkwolf13

    London clearly has some issues lol. He’s mad that HHH is pushing an anti-body builder wrestler. If HHH knocked Owens he’d be tight that he’s not giving anti-bb wrestlers a chance. Go home you’re clawing

  • Solid

    “Paul London talks…” is about where I stopped reading this/paying attention to what he had to say.

  • Hunter_13

    It seems to me that he is still very mad that WWE fired him for unprofessional behavior and fires shots whenever he can….

  • pitfallharry219

    London is just mad that he’s still too short to ride the bumper cars.

  • JC Bolden

    Hunter needs a rub? That’s pushing it lol.

  • Jason Grayson

    If the CWC was on Thursdays he’d complain about them targeting TNA, if it was on Fridays or Saturdays he’d complain no one would be in the mood to watch it.

  • TheFizPop

    Perfect Universal champ credentials really.

  • CC

    Paul London, still a bitter loud mouth as always.