Lucha Underground Wanted Stu Bennett To Lead A Nexus-Style Stable If A Fifth Season Was Produced

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Lucha Underground Wanted Stu Bennett To Lead A Nexus-Style Stable If A Fifth Season Was Produced

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Stu Bennett recently spoke with Andrew Thompson with POST Wrestling and discussed a variety of topics related to his career. One highlight includes Bennett’s discussion of the plans Lucha Underground had for a Nexus-like group in season five. Transcription credit of Andrew Thompson of Post Wrestling.

Bennett: “So they were very clear on the pitch with me for that one. It kind of came out of the blue but they told me, ‘Look, we haven’t got funding yet or approval for a season five but we want a big finish to season four and we’ve got some ideas. We’ve been building this character, this mythical character for a little while and we think you’d be the perfect fit for it. Here’s what we’re suggesting, we’ll film it, we’ll put it out. Hopefully we’ll get funding for the fifth one but we can’t guarantee it. What do you say?’ And coincidentally, I was gonna be in L.A. when they were filming anyway so I agreed to do it. It was a very short film cycle. I think they needed me for about three or four hours just to film that little segment so I went and did it and unfortunately, it seems like Lucha Underground is done and dusted now. Maybe it’ll come back one day but the plan was that I was gonna be this kind of character who was controlling an army of guys. I think they were gonna call me The Lord. The Lord of Wrestling or something like that and I was gonna be controlling these guys who were gonna come in and take over The Temple and attack everyone. A bit like my Nexus days if I’m quite honest with you. It sounded a bit like that so who knows where it could’ve gone. I don’t think the idea was fully fleshed out but, that was the rough pitch that was given to me.”

On a related note, Bennett also spoke with WrestleZone Managing Editor Bill Pritchard about his new film, “I Am Vengeance: Retaliation,” which is available on VOD services now.

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