WWE and AEW are in competition even if Vince McMahon’s company plans to carry on with their blinders on. They have often booked the same people, especially when it comes to AEW Dark, because those wrestlers are only on per appearance deals. Fuego Del Sol had a feel good moment on the debut episode of AEW Rampage after he was handed a contract right after his TNT Championship match against Miro. He also has experience working for WWE as an enhancement talent.
Before making his way to AEW, Fuego Del Sol also competed as enhancement talent in WWE, most notably during Erick Rowan’s spider in a cage storyline on Monday Night RAW last year.
While speaking on the latest episode of AEW Unrestricted, Fuego Del Sol talked about his experience working in WWE and then claimed that AEW Dark paid him more than what he got for working Monday Night RAW.
They came to Oklahoma City. I had done some extra work for them before. I don’t know if that was me, per se. I think that was just a buddy of mine,” Del Sol joked. “He’s the one who got that opportunity, KJ Orso, but it was really just right place right time for him. I remember that day being something of they needed somebody, and my reputation of being that nice guy and not only nice guy. The guy who listens, and can be coachable and be someone that needs to be.
I remember that day pretty fondly. They had KJ Orso just constantly practice that over and over again, running up the ramp. But they need this visual of the cage squirting some red stuff in the face and running and screaming. So, no mask. I couldn’t do it at that time, so he did it. It was a good payday for him, and he went from there. He took this prop guy and they had this little capsule in his mouth, and so, he just had to spit into his hand and rub it all over his face because it couldn’t be blood on a PG show. There’s no blood.
It was just red mist, red substance. There was a big man that kept saying this over and over. ‘It can’t be blood.’ You had to cover your face the whole time to kind of hide it. I got part of his money that night. It wasn’t that great. I remember getting my first AEW Dark check and thinking, oh man, AEW is taking care of me much better than that that night was. So, I’ll tell you that right now.”
Fuego Del Sol is one of the mainstays of AEW Dark and has managed to get over with fans as a babyface due to his never say die attitude. That is unlikely to change anytime soon.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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