AEW star Alex Abrahantes may be known to fans currently as the manager of the Lucha Brothers, he has now opened up about his backstage role during his time in WWE.
Speaking on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Abrahantes recalled his time on the WWE creative team at a fascinating time in sports-entertainment history, saying:
“It was insane because it was I think a group of seven of us. RAW and SmackDown were together. The WWE had just acquired WCW. It was such a crazy time because we were trying to figure out what we were going to do with WCW, and they’re were not a lot of people who knew about WCW.
“I, being a massive wrestling fan, knew about WCW, and I would speak up and say, ‘This person did this and this person did that.’ I was very grateful that I had knowledge about WCW and that I had followed the product.”
Going on to reflect on being in a dream role at aged 23, Alex Abrahantes remembered his first night on the job fondly:
“On my first night, I sat on the couch in Vince’s office at an arena. Sitting next to me are Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Triple H, and Vince. I’m literally like, I can’t believe it. This is insane. It was an amazing experience.”
Although he recalled long hours with one day feeling “like an eternity,” he feels grateful for his time with WWE, noting:
“There are some great people that work there, and there’s some ups and downs just like there are in any company. I’m really grateful to have had that experience, and that experience helped me get to where I am today, but yeah, I’m really grateful that I had that experience.”
Lucha Bros have been on an AEW hot streak, holding the AEW Tag Team Championship titles until this past week’s AEW Dynamite (January 5) where they lost to Jurassic Express with Rey Fenix taking a grisly looking move near the end of the match.
Thankfully Fenix has since announced that he did not suffer any broken bones and will continue to follow up with doctors regarding an exact diagnosis.
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