Former Lucha Underground Champion Marty The Moth, a.k.a. Marty Casaus, was on today’s episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Marty has spent his 2021 primarily wrestling for AEW on AEW Dark. Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman asked Marty how he’s physically and mentally holding up at the moment.
“I am better than I have been in years, to be honest. About two years ago, I herniated my L4 – L5 discs in my spine,” Marty said. “I had to do some extensive recovery rehab for that. So once I felt like I could move my hips a little bit, I’m like, I got to get into the wrestling ring and rock and roll.
“So I actually signed up for the Nightmare Factory, run by Cody Rhodes and QT Marshall. Did three months there and now I’m back, and I’m a free agent. It’s time to rock and roll. I had to move to Atlanta for three months to make that happen, and I had a wedding to get to, so I got married last month.
“I got back in time from training two weeks before my wedding. So I feel kind of bad letting the planner and my wife plan the whole thing. As long as I was there and shut up and said, ‘I do,’ I figured it’d be fine for me, but I got back about a month and a half ago, and then my wedding was a month ago. So back and ready to roll.”
Marty made his AEW debut on the April 27 episode of Dark against Brian Cage. He then had matches against Jungle Boy and Matt Sydal. He spoke about who the agent was for his matches in AEW and what it was like to work with them.
“Christopher Daniels was my agent for most of those, and he knows me from my past work and stuff, so he mostly just kind of left me to my own vices,” Marty revealed. “Everyone I had wrestled there are very well respected, Jungle Boy, Cage, so he’s like, ‘Okay, do your thing there’ and just kind of gave me feedback, which was very little feedback. ‘Hey, you could make this a little bit tighter,’ but it was great seeing him again and working with him. It was cool having agents again and being back there. I love it back there because I know everybody still.”
Marty’s last AEW match was the Sydal match on May 18 and he gave an update on what his status is with AEW currently.
“Right now, they told me when they come near my local area, they’ll give me a call. That’s what that is so far,” Marty stated. “I have a good relationship with everybody, so I don’t think I have any heat with anybody, but I know they are just transitioning now from the pandemic world to being on the road again. They’ll see where the dice falls once they’re back on the road, and then we’ll see what the future holds for me.
“Tony Khan was always constantly moving like Vince McMahon was when I was doing WWE stuff. He was very hands on. He came up and said ‘great match’ to me every single time. He gave me a little bit of feedback on certain things. I do a thing in Lucha Underground where I pretty much am a serial killer in Lucha Underground. I grab people by their mouth and drag them like dead bodies, like a serial killer would, and it was super fun for me and individualistic, but they said, ‘Hey, anything with the mouth is kind of Britt Baker’s thing right now so kind of adjust around that.’ I kind of adjusted a few things.
“I went to a choke thing instead of dragging people by their mouths. A few adjustments but he came up to me after every single match and said, ‘Hey man, good job.’ He came up to me the next day, after two out of the three matches and said, ‘Hey man, great job. It’s good to see you,’ but while he’s doing that, he’s also running and jogging back pedaling to get to work. It’s always like, ‘Hey, thanks man. Good job. Thanks for having me. Okay, good seeing you Tony.’ He was very kind to me while I was there and gave me a little bit of feedback for stuff to change. I changed it, and we’ll see what happens in the future with that.”
You can follow Marty on Twitter @MartinCacaus.
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