Ricochet has recalled crying as he returned to the dressing room following a contest with Rey Mysterio.
The high-flying star had travelled the world before joining WWE in 2018. As well as being known as Prince Puma in Lucha Underground, Ricochet was also well known for competing in Japan for Dragon Gate and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Whilst working for Lucha Underground Ricochet squared off with Rey Mysterio, and speaking on the With Authority! podcast he commented on how emotional he was returning through the curtain and what the match means to him to this day.
A lot of people ask me ‘what’s your favorite match?’ It’s hard for me to pick a favorite match because I have favorites for very specific reasons. But if I had to pick one up to this point of my career, that match has to go top two, top three favorite matches ever. Just because of what it meant to me, what Rey means to me. We might’ve even had a couple before that match, on the independents, one overseas, one in New York. But that one specifically, man, I remember after the match. He leaves the ring and I’m about to leave, and he stops me and says ‘no, this is your moment. You stay. I’m going to get out of here.’ He had just won, but everyone was cheering for me.
I go to the back finally, I try to find his little locker room. I go in there and I’m trying to just say ‘thank you so much for this match. It means a lot to me. You’ve obviously been a huge inspiration, you’ve been someone I looked up to for so long. So, just thank you.’ I was trying to talk to him and tell him all this stuff.
He was sitting there, everyone’s around, and I’m just crying. I can’t even speak. Like, literally so emotional, and he’s like ‘no, I know man.’ Even at that moment he was like, ‘man, I loved that. I wish you could’ve met Eddie (Guerrero). Eddie would’ve loved you, bro. Eddie was watching that one for sure.’ As soon as I started feeling better and he says that, I’m literally crying again. I think he knows the respect level that’s there. I think he knows the inspiration and everything. It’s just cool and to share a ring with someone like him.
It would seem the pair will have to wait a while before they will get the chance to have that match again, as they both traded brands in the latest WWE Draft with Ricochet joining SmackDown and Rey Mysterio heading to Monday Night Raw.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.