Following his ALL IN appearance, Joey Ryan spoke with Anish Vishwakoti for an interview to promote Lucha Underground on the El Rey Network. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On what drew him to Lucha Underground: “Yeah, so I wasn’t in Season 1, I started in Season 2. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect, I had talked to them about Season 1, but we couldn’t find something. I had been a part of a lot of these wrestling companies that pop up and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I was a little bit more stand-offish when they made the initial offer… But when I started watching Season 1 and I saw how cool it was, how good the wrestling was, and the angle they took on wrestling. I knew I had to be a part of it, and they were still interested in bringing me in for Season 2.”
On describing his character and what drives his success: “It’s crazy, I will always credit my success to being based off social media, and the fanbase that I have built on there, because they took these videos and made them go viral for me. Basically, with the things I’ve done in wrestling, I’ve always tried to push the envelope. I’ve always tried to, not necessarily cross the line, just get to the line and kind of just… just… Test the boundaries, and luckily since no one’s really doing that and no one’s really doing the stuff that I do, those videos are so much different than everyone else’s. The fans really took them and started spreading them around. Sometimes, I’d have these videos that were going on ‘The Soup’ and they were going on ESPN and talk shows. So I’ve been blessed with an amount of Internet attention.”
Check out the complete Joey Ryan interview at ProWrestling.net.