During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard,” Impact Wrestling star Alberto El Patron discussed his upcoming match at next month’s Slammiversary event, in which he will challenge Bobby Lashley for the Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship. He also stated that their match would “be a thousand times better than” the match between Samoa Joe and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, which is set to take place at WWE Great Balls of Fire on July 9th.
Below is what El Patron had to say:
“Our match is going to be a thousand times better. I have deep respect for Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe, and I know they’ll give the fans an amazing match, but they’ll be limited by the politics in that company. That company won’t let one of them give one-hundred percent to the audience, they’re going to hold them back. Impact Wrestling says, ‘Here is the ring, go do your thing.’ When you’re in the ring with Bobby, you feel it. You know you’re competing and performing with a guy that is not just a sports entertainer. He’s a real athlete and a real wrestler. When you combine two wrestlers with the same background and similar styles, you’re going to get magic. That’s what is going to happen at Slammiversary. We’re going to go the extra mile. We’re not afraid, and that’s just the way we were brought up in the business. If I punch him extra hard, and he kicks me extremely hard, then we’re OK with that–that’s part of what we want to offer to the audience.”