It’s only a little over a month ago that WWE announced their Premium Live Event world tour would be heading down under, with the company’s annual Elimination Chamber show set to take place at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. And this week, the sports entertainment behemoth revealed another destination show, as Bash In Berlin was confirmed for August 31, 2024.
But one WWE superstar is still clamouring for his country to be awarded its own prestigious event.
Latino World Order member Santos Escobar has shot to prominence over the past six months after forming an alliance with Rey Mysterio. Escobar, once the leader of Legado del Fantasma, aided the Hall of Fame luchador in his battle against his own son Dominik and The Judgement Day during WrestleMania season.
Since then, the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion has continued to be an integral part of SmackDown, with the LWO dominating WWE’s Backlash Premium Live Event alongside Bad Bunny in front of a white hot San Juan crowd in Puerto Rico in May.
And with the LWO’s popularity not looking like plateauing any time soon, especially since the addition of the returning Carlito, Escobar believes the time is right for WWE to make a stop in Mexico City for a major show. To strike while the iron is hot.
“My People Want To See Me!”
Speaking exclusively to SPORF during Money In The Bank weekend in London this past June, Escobar said, when asked if he thought the promotion had any plans to capitalise on this resurgence in popularity in the Mexican market…
“I hope so! Triple H, come on man! My people want to see me! I would expect so, I would hope so. Mexico is a very special audience. It’s a very special fandom. We have Mexican live events in Mexico City and Monterey. But hopefully, with this momentum that we have with the LWO, we will get a Premium Live Event in Mexico soon.”
And, should Escobar have his wish granted, who would he want to face in the main event of a Mexico City PLE?
“Seth Rollins. I admire the hell out of Seth Rollins.”
In what has already been a banner year for Escobar on the main roster, a future rivalry with the current World Heavyweight Champion may not be too far out of the question (although it would likely take some brand swapping to become a reality at the moment). In front of a molten Mexican crowd, with the LWO on hand? It could be something very special indeed.
So with Germany and Australia already booked for next year, why not check in for a big weekend south of the border, down Mexico way, Triple H?
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