Danny Limelight Joined MLW To Be Part Of 'New L.A.X.’
Limelight is part of the 5150 with L.A.X. founder Konnan
MLW’s Danny Rivera (aka Danny Limelight) is riding high as part of L.A.X. 5150 alongside Konnan, Slice Boogie, and Julius Smokes, and according to Rivera himself, it was the promise of being involved with L.A.X. that brought him to MLW.
Speaking with Lucha Central Weekly, Rivera said the following about joining 5150:
“I think it was the revamp that they [MLW] were doing. I like a lot of the people that they were bringing in. A lot of great guys. You think of, you know, you got Hammerstone [as] one of the main players there, [Jacob] Fatu is one of the main players there but then you have guys like TJP, Davey Richards, K.C. Navarro, Gino Medina. There’s so many talented people at that company. The Judge [EJ Nduka] just went straight there from NXT. There’s just guys like Myron Reed and so many talented people that I hadn’t had the chance to wrestle yet. You know, and so it was that and of course it was the fact that they wanted to do the L.A.X. thing, the 5150. That was the guarantee right there. When I heard that part, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m coming in as LAX. I’m gonna be running with my boy Slice Boogie who’s already a part of The Bodega with me so we already have the chemistry and you’re putting Konnan by my side?’ Yeah, I can’t lose. I can’t lose.”
Before he joined MLW, Rivera spoke about how his teaming with Konnan, Smokes, and Boogie came to be, saying:
“So, I’ve had a good working relationship with Konnan. Shoutout to Konnan, the O.G. For many years, he was actually one of the first guys that brought me to — he was the first guy that brought me to Mexico. He brought me to The Crash when I was like one year in the business and he gave me my first chance and I wrestled in front of 5,000 people there. It was a huge moment in my career. I loved it and then he brought me back out for AAA so we always had that kind of relationship, and then so when my time with AEW was up, it was literally like the next day or two days after that, Konnan called me. He’s like, ‘Yo, I got a deal I wanna run by you.’ I was like, ‘What’s up?’ And he told me, he’s like, ‘Bringing you in. You, Slice Boogie, the new L.A.X. What do you think?’ And I was like, ‘Sh*t, let’s do it.’ Sh*t, you ain’t gotta ask me. You ask me, I think of the Latin American Xchange, I think of Homicide and Hernandez, I think of Santana and Ortiz, people that I respect, people that I consider homies, especially Santana and Ortiz. I never met Hernandez and I’ve spoke to Homicide briefly but Santana and Ortiz were two of the guys that kind of looked out for me when I first got to AEW. They made sure that I was good and they kind of like took me under their wing a little bit, you know? So, they showed me love.”
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