AEW star, Luchasaurus was recently a guest on Talk Is Jericho where he discussed the origins of his mask and who inspired him to wear one. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
Who inspired him to wear a mask:
“Kane was actually the first guy I tape studied when I got the mask. I immediately went to Kane. My vision was to be the new-age Kane, where I had the hair out and I wanted to make it a face mask and open up the mouth because I did want to have impressions still,” said Luchasaurus. “At first, the mask covered my entire face completely and I wanted my eyes more showing as well as my mouth so that I can do some selling that way. But watching the way he moves and acted with the mask and how it evolved over time and how he got better and better at it too, I studied all of that and studied him and X-Pac for how me and Jungle Boy work together and with some of the ideas that we have.”
Why he chose to put a mask on:
“Ultimately, the mask can represent a lot of things, but ultimately it allowed me to feel comfortable, like, okay, I can be someone else now. I can be this monster who walks around and be a character. That was the first step to help me not feel so self-conscious and having to impress people and I realize that actually the look itself is impressive and I can kind of get away with that now. But then it’s like, wait a minute, let me try and discover who I am beneath this and I found that the things that I am passionate about can be displayed if I am true to myself and feel what I am doing,” said Luchasaurus.
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