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Rey Mysterio Talks the Vibe at Lucha Underground, Comparisons to ECW, What to Look Forward to in Season 3

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Former WWE Superstar and current Lucha Underground competitor Rey Mysterio Jr. was recently a guest on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast. You can check out some highlights form the conversation here:

On blending his mystique with the Lucha Underground vibe:

“If you really think about it with anybody that goes back to their roots one of the things that you get out of that is that it brings back good memories. It brings back the smiles so that really puts me back in the early days of my career and it just makes me want to keep going. It is only positive. It is positive thinking, positive vibes and just going out there and having a good match. The only thing I haven’t done yet and my son is the one who told me to do this is to go back to my old wrestling attire, which I am really thinking about doing.”

On comparisons between Lucha’s vibe and ECW’s:

“It is very similar to that old ECW vibe. I don’t mention this enough publicly like I should but I am very thankful to Paul Heyman and Konnan. For Konnan it was for introducing me to Paul Heyman and for Paul it was giving me the opportunity and to all of the boys that were a part of that roster back then like Shane Douglas, Tommy Dreamer and even Stone Cold Steve Austin who was back there. The energy of “the temple” is so similar to the vibe in ECW but it is just a bit more intimate and more personal at the temple. It is more eye contact with the fans and if you like you can make that personal connection so it is that good vibe that I always forget to relate to.”

On what to look forward to from him in season 3:

“It just gets crazier and crazier as we move on with the episodes in Season 3. Without giving anything away there is just so much talent that I still haven’t faced that I am looking forward to getting to face off with in Season 3 or Season 4 or the next season after that. There is definitely such a wide variety on the roster that we can put out five star matches every night that we step into that temple.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)