Two years after suffering a serious spinal injury, former Lucha Underground star Marty Casaus returned to the squared circle on this week's edition of AEW Dark.
The former Marty The Moth faced another former LU star in Brian Cage in that match and Casaus commented on his return during a chat with Sports Illustrated.
"This match meant the world to me. We'd only wrestled once before, and it's a whole new situation getting to go into AEW. He's gotten even better since the last time we were in the ring together, to a point I didn't even know was possible. And for me, I'm savouring every moment. I worked so damn hard to make this happen, so I'm enjoying it more, whether it's hearing the crowd or kicking someone in the face," Casaus said.
In terms of the future, the former Lucha Underground Champion is looking to do more with AEW going forward.
"There are a lot of stories to be told in AEW. It's been fun to see the internet blow up about my match on Dark. I'm so excited to see what the future brings, and I'm going to keep putting in the work to make it happen. As I said before, black and gold, those are my colours," he added.
Casaus also recalled his recovery and noted he decided not to have fusion surgery.
"My career would have probably been over if I had that surgery, so I went another route. I got some stem cells in my L4 and L5. Slowly, I started getting better. I did every therapy you can imagine. I laid on a bed of nails, electroshock therapy, cupping, acupuncture. I did it all just to get back in the ring," Casaus stated.