Angel and Humberto come from a wealthy Lucha household historical past. They’ll always remember their household roots, however on the identical time, they’re seeking to carve out their very own legacy in WWE. Recognized collectively on SmackDown as Los Lotharios, the duo discovered some success in current months together with a victory over The New Day. These “Deadly Lovers” even challenged Ricochet on the eve of WrestleMania.
Attractiveness, allure, and roses don’t precisely win championships—though they did assist Angel win over Bachelor alum Demi Burnett on Uncooked. The cousins know exhausting work is required to attain gold and are keen to place within the work. Right here, the pushed tag staff took time from romancing the women to talk about their WWE aspirations.
Inform me in regards to the origins of Los Lotharios.
Humberto: I feel there was no more sensible choice than to make us a tag staff. We’ve recognized one another since we had been children. We’re cousins. We really feel so good being within the ring doing the stuff we love to do collectively. We have now good chemistry within the ring. We’re handsome. It feels good, feels pure.
Angel: When it comes to the character, I’m used to it. I’ve been taking part in unhealthy since I used to be on NXT after which on Uncooked. [I’m] simply altering some various things. I feel the one who modified fully was my cousin. We had been pitching ourselves as a tag staff. They stored telling us, “Yeah, sooner or later. You bought to attend.” At a sure level in the midst of nowhere, they stated, “You’re a tag staff formally. You guys are in form. You look nice.” We’re excited. I feel we match completely with this gimmick. At a sure level, you will note The Lotharios on the high.
So that is one thing you pitched earlier than?
Angel: It’s not as a result of we didn’t have that chance on tv. We simply wish to be the fellows working daily. We don’t like to only speak. We don’t wish to be sitting ready for the chance. We’ve received to search for it, work for it and do it. At a sure level, there comes the payoff.
Humberto: They might have had totally different plans, however we’re all the time pushing concepts simply in case we might help them get there. We wish to show ourselves to them.
Angel: We are able to work any fashion. We are able to work as a tag staff or singles or a gaggle. I feel WWE is simply teamwork the place we speak to the writers, the producers, and the boss. We’re all the time making an attempt one thing totally different. By no means keep in the identical spot or look forward to the chance. If you happen to’re simply ready, it would by no means come.
How did the “Kiss Cam” come about? Are these crops or folks you discover within the crowd?
Angel: Throughout stay occasions, we do a traditional crowd member. Proper now, we received to ensure throughout TV they’re secure, particularly with COVID. There may be even testing. I bear in mind again within the day throughout Uncooked, I might try this spot. I used to be asking for kisses from the women. By the start of the pandemic, I ended doing it.
We didn’t understand how large it was that I used to be nonetheless doing it. I might joke that my kisses had been the treatment for COVID. Proper now, these phrases are killing me. They’re like, “Bear in mind these tweets”—I completely tousled. However the “Kiss Cam” was one thing I dropped at the desk. What if each of us do some kiss with some girls? We began engaged on that. It got here out nice. We’re getting these reactions we would like. I feel it will work even higher.
You each have girls at residence. What do they consider your onscreen characters?
Angel: That’s one other matter [Laughs].
Humberto: They know we’re doing our jobs and having enjoyable. That’s the purpose of it.
Angel: As actors doing tv, wrestlers do our factor too. You need to separate between household and enterprise. Enterprise is enterprise. Household is household. We don’t play the gimmick at residence. We keep centered on household then. Then after we are within the constructing, we concentrate on the gimmick.
You’re telling me you don’t deliver roses at residence?
Angel: I imply that’s a part of the gimmick too [Laughs]. I simply attempt to be a gentleman at residence. Perhaps wash the dishes.
There may be such a wealthy custom with Latin wrestlers and household. I consider the Guerreros and even now the Mysterios. What does it imply so that you can be a part of that historical past?
Humberto: It’s thrilling. The Guerreros constructed their path by themselves and collectively. Los Mysterios are doing the identical. We’re constructing our paths separate and now collectively. We’re going to maintain doing this for so long as attainable. If you work as a staff, it feels higher.
Angel: It’s about grabbing the torch. I feel Latin illustration has been nice on WWE TV. You point out The Mysterios. Now we even have Legado de Fantasma on NXT. We’re in place now. We have now to only hold it on monitor. I do know what you guys are ready for. That large group of Latinos. We’re engaged on it. By a sure level, we are going to get it.
Perhaps we’ll see a brand new LWO (Latino World Order)?
Angel: I don’t know if I like second components of issues as a result of they all the time evaluate you. Once I first made my debut, it was right here comes the subsequent Eddie [Guerrero]. There may be Santos Escobar and the identical factor. Cease evaluating the characters and luxuriate in who we’re. Evaluating characters is enjoyable, however Eddie was Eddie. No one goes to be like Eddie. I’m the primary Angel. He’s the primary Humberto. Everybody is exclusive. It’s a matter of doing our factor and constructing our path. I really feel sooner or later folks will come into the corporate, they usually’ll say, “Right here is the subsequent Humberto. Right here is the subsequent Angel.”
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