Lucha Libre sensation Dragon Lee has announced that he has signed for WWE. The Mexican superstar, along with his brother Dratilico, defeated FTR on Wednesday and won the AAA tag team titles. He will be starting his journey in the global juggernaut from January 2023 in their developmental territory NXT.
Lee, a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, ROH Television Champion, Tag Team Champion, CMLL Welterweight, and Lightweight Champion, spoke to ESPN after the win.
“I think I can become the new Rey Mysterio in WWE. I just need the opportunity,” Lee said. “[Finn Balor] told me, ‘Would you like to be in WWE?’ [laughs]. I said, ‘Yeah, sure. Why not?’ … It was something special for me. It’s my challenge to learn more about promos. You will never finish learning in pro wrestling. But every time you wrestle, you learn. But about promos, it’s something new for me. I would like to learn something new, how to become not just a wrestler — an artist.”
WWE’s Head of Talent Strategy and Operations James Kimball also expressed his views on the company’s latest recruit.
“This signing is reflective of WWE’s renewed emphasis on globalizing our talent pipeline with Latin America positioned as a focal market,” Kimbal told ESPN.
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