The LWO is back, and they are getting a much better run in WWE than they did in WCW years ago. Even after Backlash in Puerto Rico, Rey Mysterio and his stable are making noise on SmackDown. That was not the original plan.
The LWO added Bad Bunny to their ranks at Backlash as well. This was a big celebrity addition to their ranks. Although Bad Bunny is gone, and busy being one of the most famous rappers on the planet, odds are the stable will be waiting for his return.
While speaking to Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Santos Escobar explained that he initially told Triple H that he wanted to be a part of the LWO, but The Game stopped him before he even finished his pitch.
“I’ve always thought that as a minority, we have to stay together somehow to represent who we are, where we come from, and what we’re about. If we present those three every time we go out there, eventually everyone will know what Lucha Libre is, who I am, where I come from, and all these rules and regulations and traditions that Lucha Libre has”
“So the very first conversation I had with Triple H, he asked me, ‘What do you want to do?’ I told him, ‘Can I bring back the LWO?’, and before I said the letter O, He said, ‘No. I want you to be you and I want people to see you and not think of anybody else. I want you to think of something. You want a group? We can do a group, but write something down, think about it, give it to me, and we’ll see.’ So that kind of shut down my initial desire, but Triple H was right. The time wasn’t right. It wouldn’t have been what it is right now and also, it needed a very important ingredient, an OG, an original LWO and that’s Rey. That’s why Legado came about and it was beautiful. It gave me the opportunity to do everything I wanted to do. Who I am, where I come from, what I’m about, and that’s what I did every single time I was out there, every promo, every backstage, every scene, every feud, every rivalry, was letting people know that I’m all about Lucha Libre, that Lucha Libre is about tradition, heritage culture, familia. All the values that you have, whether you’re Mexican, Latino, or not, are the values I had. We relate and that’s how Legado got over. That’s how Santos get really over on NXT because everything I say, it’s real.”
It’s a good thing that Triple H changed his mind about the LWO. Now, WWE is cashing in with a brand-new line of merchandise as well. If anything, the LWO will certainly receive a good reaction if they keep up their babyface tactics.
We’ll have to see what’s next for the LWO. There are a few stables in WWE right now, so we might find ourselves with some very cool possibilities in the months to come.
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