Major League Wrestling CEO Court Bauer recently spoke with Sports Illustrated about a variety of topics, most notably the signing of Dario Cueto, who is best known for his role in Lucha Underground. Hear Bauer’s thoughts on the signing, which include him revealing the length of Cueto’s deal and their past working together, below.
Says Cueto was a high priority for MLW, and has signed a long-term deal:
He was a priority for us, and Luis signed a long-term deal with the company. He’s an incredibly talented, accomplished actor, so he was very important.
On his limited role in Lucha Underground and getting to work with Cueto again:
I was involved in a very limited capacity in Lucha Underground. I started as the AAA president of their American division for a period of time, so I was in that orbit, as was Konnan, who really was involved in every phase of Lucha Underground early on. It’s kind of like returning to a recent chapter of our careers. I wasn’t involved in the creative side, but to work with Luis again is phenomenal.
Says there will be big plans with Cueto involved, and hopes to payoff some long term storytelling:
We’ll see how it plays out over the summer, but where Dario goes, lucha follows. We wanted this to be super tight, and we wanted to surprise people by bringing back a new character. We were able to pay it off in a way that made people feel good. We have some big plans, and there is a lot of potential to grow. We have a long-term strategy, and we’ve been planting seeds for the past 10 months. That’s what we want, a slow burn that always delivers with our television and videos online. If you’re that immersed in the product, we want to reward you.