WWE brought back the LWO stable on the SmackDown before WrestleMania. Rey Mysterio passed out LWO t-shirts to Legado Del Fantasma, and that’s all they needed to do. A lot of fans were very happy to see a return of the long-defunct WCW stable, because it appears they are around for the long haul.

Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde, Cruz Del Toro, and Zelina Vega made up Legado Del Fantasma after their jump to the WWE main roster. Elektra Lopez was a part of the faction in NXT, but she didn’t make the trek to SmackDown.

Rey Mysterio is now the leader of this new LWO group, which is apparent. That might demote Santos Escobar into a secondary role, but he will also get to work alongside Rey Mysterio, which is certainly worth the trade-off.

Ringside News reached out to ask about the LWO stable, and what is going on with the former Legado Del Fantasma name. We were told that they are now the LWO moving forward, at least that’s the plan.


You never know how Vince McMahon might alter the situation. The LWO had a planned segment with Bad Bunny this week on RAW, but Mr. McMahon hacked that out of the script. The LWO did show up on SmackDown this week, so they are not going away.

WWE has a lot of money on the table with the LWO, and they realize this. Not only does it have a connection to Eddie Guerrero, but the NWO themed trademark also looks great on merchandise for nostalgia loving fans.

Interestingly enough, Legado Del Fantasma once had a logo in NXT with LDF stylized like the LWO symbol. It will be interesting to see how long WWE keeps the faction together, but a match at Backlash seems inevitable.

What’s your take on the LWO return? Are you down to see it happen? Sound off in the comments!

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