Santana and Ortiz of The LAX recently appeared on the Shining Wizards podcast to give their first interview since leaving Impact Wrestling. The show airs live every Tuesday at 7pm ET on Tune In under Rant Entertainment Media and at rantemradio.com. You can hear the full episode at this link.
There’s been a lot of speculation on Santana and Ortiz possibly going to WWE or AEW now that they are done with Impact. They were asked about their future in the business.
Ortiz responded, “I will say this: people won’t be disappointed with our decision.”
“Not only that, just know that if you know anything about our careers and what we’ve done to this point, and what we did to get to this point, we’re about making history,” Santana added.
Santana and Ortiz both had positive things to say about their runs in Impact. They were asked about their time with the company and what it meant to them.
“They trusted us in positions where guys at our level coming in… we were brand new to TV… brand new to working that kind of style,” Santana said. “Every situation they threw us in, they trusted us to hit it out of the park, not even knowing who we were. The fact that they gave us that meant the world. Especially at that time coming in. We were kids. They actually believed in everything we could do.”
Ortiz said, “They took a risk on us and it paid off. Them putting us in the best possible situation all the time definitely played a huge part in our success. We were able just to take the ball and run with it.”
Santana added, “Also, the fact that all the veterans there, especially at that time, all took the time to sit with us and to spit knowledge. Tommy Dreamer, Abyss, Sonjay Dutt. They took the time and sat with us and made sure that ‘hey, maybe do this different,’ or ‘this will get you better in this way.’ They took the time and there are not a lot of places like that.”
Ortiz also gave props to WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett for taking a shot on them when he was running the company.
“I know there’s a lot of lore when it comes to Double J but he was nothing but good to us. He was the say all. He was the one to give the stamp whether to say ok, yay or nay to us. He took a shot on us and he loved us,” Ortiz said of Jarrett.