Lucha Underground star Catrina, who worked in WWE briefly as Maxine, recently appeared as a guest on The Taz Show, with former ECW Original and WWE / Impact Wrestling announcer Taz.
During the show, Catrina spoke about her belief that Lucha Underground has many elements of production that WWE tries, but fails, to rip off.
“[Lucha Underground] is ran like a TV show,” said Catrina. “It’s such an interesting world, Hollywood, so to say. And I literally stepped full throttle into that side of the business, and seeing how like going from sets from filming television to sets of Lucha [Underground], it’s really, a lot of it is very similar. It’s ran like that, and it’s a team. Like, the posts, what’s happening behind the scenes is if not more important than what’s happening in front. So, we are very dependent on making sure that everybody in backstage is happy and doing their job and making us look good. Because that’s who makes us look good, and it is a very, very important part of the show and business in general in the entertainment world.”
Catrina continued, “And it’s not done like that in [the WWE]. They go into a hallway that’s echoing the s**t out of everything. They don’t sound-proof anything. They get one camera, you’re walking down the hallway with one camera. No [lighting], just crap. And it’s been the same forever. They tried to up it when Lucha came, I saw they tried to up everything, but it’s not gonna happen, because it’s not ran like that.”
Check out the complete episode of The Taz Show featuring the Catrina interview at Omny.fm.