Joey Ryan recently took part in a Impact Wrestling media call. Here are some highlights….
On Lucha Underground letting him out of his contract:
“I feel like for me to be completely free of any contracts and open to negotiate with anybody, there’s now no Lucha Underground step that anybody has to take to get me. They can come directly to me and I can negotiate with anybody. There’s no restriction.”
“Not only does it open more options for me to go to, but the places I do want to go to now maybe have to dig a little deeper in their pocketbooks because I can literally show up to anywhere at any time.”
On working for Lucha Underground:
“I loved the product and loved the crew and the producers and writers. I would work there forever, if there was work. The problem is that there is not work.”
On long breaks in between seasons with Lucha Underground:
“There’s really no point to being locked into it when it doesn’t even look like anyone’s working on season five and I don’t know if season five will even happen.”
On the opportunities Lucha Underground gave him:
“I don’t regret it and it gave me some fun segments like the undercover police thing and different kinds of creative juices were flowing for me. “I got a lot out of it and I loved the product, crew and cast. If there was work I would stay there forever.”
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