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Jeff Cobb AKA Matanza Cueto Discusses Lucha Underground Season 4

Posted By James Walsh on 01/08/18


Jeff Cobb spoke with Wrestling Inc for a new interview discussing his Lucha Underground status, his 2014 WWE tryout and more. Highlights are below:

On his Lucha Underground status: “I haven’t heard much about it and I’m still kind of negotiating season four – you know kind of the long break hasn’t been helpful to anybody and its soured a lot of people that are involved with it. In a perfect world, I would love to come back but there’s a couple of things that need to be ironed out. Not just with me but with everybody so we just need to figure something out and everybody needs to get on the same page.”

On whether he had creative impact on the character: “Originally, no because it was supposed to be given to somebody else but it ended up coming to me and I had no clue at first so I kind of just ran with it. Then after the second season into the third they had more opinions on how the character should be and I got to put in my opinions and ideas. Towards the end or the middle end of season three it was a nice back-and-forth kind of thing. For the most part I did go off of our writers. I kind of followed their lead and gave some input where I felt it needed to be.”

On working with Rey Mysterio: “It was great. Rey is definitely – when people say, ‘He’s the best, he’s the best,” like, no he really is one of the best wrestlers in, God, forever. If you want to call him a small guy he’s definitely the best small guy on the planet in past, present, and maybe future. He’s so good and so smart and like you said he’s definitely a legend.”

On not getting a shot with WWE after his 2014 tryout: “I think it’s fine when I had it. Just cause sometimes I feel like WWE wants to just sign all the indie guys just to sign them, so they can have them in their collection. I’m kind of happy that they – I mean for lack of a better word they didn’t want me at the time. Which is perfect because I wanted to – I mean I didn’t leave there with a chip on my shoulder. I left there saying ‘OK, you know what? I’m going to prove them wrong that I am a good commodity to have.’ So, I took it as a challenge and I think after 2014 when I left the tryout, I think I made the correct decision and put a little more buzz in my stock. If they come around again we’ll see where it takes me.”

On being offered a spot on Tough Enough: “Originally they told me that they didn’t have anything character-wise for me. They offered me Tough Enough but I really didn’t want that. I’m not saying nobody’s successful from Tough Enough but if you watch the last season of Tough Enough I think I made the right choice.”

On possibly going to WWE: “I’m under Lucha Underground contract so I can’t talk to WWE. If I ever got out of my contract we’ll see where it goes from there.”

On working for MLW: “It was great. I personally haven’t seen the old MLW but I’ve heard stories. I’ve been working with guys that were involved with the original MLW and seeing how excited they were to have it come back and then have it actually go through at the first event. The positive response towards the event, now they’re running on a regular basis I guess, it’s just been great man. That first day in the night club atmosphere – but the fans were rowdy and the fans – you could tell that the fans wanted MLW back and it was definitely – you could definitely hear it in their reactions. They all had a good time. Supply and demand, right? The fans want it and MLW is bringing their A game and bringing some great action to Orlando.”