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You’ve been a total mystery since you first set foot, or rather, wrestling boot, in WWE. Now that you’ve been unmasked, what else are you willing to reveal to the WWE Universe?
I was born in a small clinic in El Paso, Texas, in a neighborhood that was called El Segundo Barrio, which was like the ‘hood back in the day. A lot of people I knew were involved in gangs. What kept me out of all that was, from the time I was very young, I had a goal to become a wrestler. In school, my teachers would tell me I should strive for something else. They’d say, “ You’ve got to be a lawyer or a doctor.” I’d tell my teachers, “ I don’t want to do that.” Now, people realize that what I dreamed about when I was young has finally become a reality.
Growing up near and in Mexico, home of the storied lucha libre tradition, who were some of the wrestlers who inspired you to pick grappling as you chosen profession?
I used to watch wrestling live in Juarez. I’m not sure if a lot of people know this, but Mexico City and Juarez were the two biggest places for wrestling in Mexico back then. And, when I was eight or nine years old, I used to go watch wrestling every Thursday and Saturday. I remember seeing Eddie Guerrero, Konnan and Rey Mysterio back when he was known as Colibri. I saw Alberto Del Rio’s uncle, Mil Mascaras, as well. My favorite luchador was a guy called El Solitario. But the funny thing is, I never watched him wrestle ever in my life. I only saw pictures of him, and I heard all about him from stories people would tell. But from everything I heard, I could tell that he had a lot of talent and charisma. He died very young, so I didn’t get to see him wrestle until I was older and caught his matches on video. But I would watch these fantastic guys in person and think, if they could do this, then maybe I could, too.
Finally, we have to know, what’s the story behind the tricked-out bikes that you and Camacho cruise to the ring in?
They represent who I am, my culture. When I was growing up, people in my neighborhood didn’t have the money to buy cars, you know? So the easiest thing was to get a bike and then fix it up, paint it and spend time making it look really nice. With all the paint and additions, the prices on bikes can go up to $10,000, depending on what people put on them. And I’ve seen signs that say, “Hunico stole my bike!” So it’s been a lot of fun seeing how the fans get it.
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