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Luchasaurus On How Fans Helped Him Create His In-Ring Name

AEW Stars Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt) recently appeared as guests on AEW’s Unrestricted podcast with the hosts AEW announcer Tony Schiavone and AEW referee Aubrey Edwards to talk about Luchasaurus’ time down in FCW and how much WWE Hall of Famer and professional wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes helped him in building the foundation to create his Luchasaurus character.

This is what Luchasaurus said:

“He was actually one of my supporters down there.” “But I was always trying to find a way to put my master’s degree stuff in because for no reason, I have a medieval master’s degree. I was like, ‘how can I use this in a wrestling context?’ In promo class with Dusty, you try different things all the time, and he always had me trying different ways to pinpoint how to do that. And we couldn’t figure it out, but a lot of the stuff I do now and the way I just talk is kind of just me being myself, which is what he liked.”

“I put on the mask… as soon as I became a dinosaur, I stopped trying to be a human all of a sudden. My sense of humor, it kind of became an absurdity kind of thing, and it just made it work. I wish he could have been there to see that because I think he would loved that I put a mask on and figured out something that was totally — because I never would have thought to do this on my own. It’s kind of just one of those things that we talked about.”

“It organically happened, but working with him in all that promo stuff, it was cool to see it come around a few years later. ‘Oh, now this all makes sense. Wow, everything he taught me kind of clicked.’ Without that, it would have been really hard for me to ever dive into a character like this.”

Luchasaurus then talked about how he got his in-ring name. According to Luchasaurus, his in-ring name came about two years ago from Lucha Underground, and he admitted that he thought the fans were making fun of him at first and it took a while to understand exactly what that was supposed to mean, but the fans were actually cheering for him and chanting the Luchasaurus name and that is how it started.

This is what Luchasaurus said:

“Yes, I was just in the ring and it was my first time back in two years in wrestling.” “And I was very nervous, and I didn’t do much, but the crowd started chanting something. I didn’t know what. I thought they were making fun of me and saying, ‘You just started!’ I was like, oh my God, they think I’m a giant greenhorn.”

“So I got to the back, thinking, oh my God, I messed up. And people were like, ‘No, they were chanting Luchasaurus, man.’ I’m like, what the hell’s a Luchasaurus? ‘You! Go for it.’ I thought, I’m a giant snake? No, I’m a dinosaur. Took a while to understand exactly what that was supposed to mean, but that was it. That’s how it started.”

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