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Santana And Ortiz Talks About Their Time In AEW So Far

Proud ‘N’ Powerful (Santana and Ortiz) were recently guests on the Bused Open Podcast with Bully Ray to talk about a number of topics, including how what do they think of their time so far in AEW.

This is what Santana said:

“I think the best word to describe it is a roller coaster. Man, [it’s been] a roller coaster in every sense of the word, not just professionally, but personally in my life. And it’s been one for the ages; I guarantee you that.”

This is what Ortiz said:

“Yeah, to go with what he said, it’s been amazing and a great learning experience. We’ve been challenged, and I love it.” “Every time we got a challenge in our career, we’ve become better performers and become better athletes. And I think, especially after last night, we’ve been gifted opportunities to run with the ball in Stadium Stampede and doing all these types of matches and events.”

“It’s amazing, man, and I love it. I just want more. I’m like, ‘Just keep giving us more’ because I just want to keep elevating our game, and you want to be remembered. That’s always our goal and I think we are constantly getting the opportunity to do so, and it’s been great. It’s been fun and I love it. I really think we made the best decision about coming to AEW.

Santana then talked about where he channels his uncanny wrestling ability from and how he is able to express it and display it in the ring.

This is what Santana said:

“A lot of it has to do with my own personal mental health, and also, news about my dad in January. That’s something I’m still continuously dealing with every single day, and I’m still learning this new person that I am after dealing with that; dealing with my mental health, and my depression, and anxiety. It has just been, like I said, a roller coaster of a year, and it’s taking a lot to not explode in a negative way. And thankfully we had this outlet and this opportunity for me to channel all of this frustration and all of this energy I had pent up for so long.”

“It’s a lot of everything. It’s personal, it’s professional, as you said, we had a chip in our shoulder. We wanted to prove that we were the best. We want to prove that we belong in the main event and we’ll stop at nothing to do exactly that, and I’m thankful that I had this sort of system in place.

Not just at home but on the road with the company. Since my dad has passed, they’ve been the biggest support system I can ask for, and there’s a lot of times where you feel like you’re not at a place where you want to be, and your mind starts messing with you and starts playing games with you, and sometimes, you need to take a step back and look at the overall big picture, and check yourself pretty much. And I’ve been able to do that, and then again, thankfully I was able to channel that energy in this kind of way.”

Santana then talked about being thankful of having his father see him wrestling before his father passed.

This is what Santana said:

“I will forever be thankful for the fact that he not only got to see me make it and got to see me live out my dreams, but also got to see the man I became after dealing with the life that I was dealt with.” “I say this all the time and Ortiz is a testament – he’s known me since I was a kid – I ain’t supposed to be here. I ain’t supposed to have done what I’m doing today, and I take this s–t to heart. This s–t is my life.”

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