Mutual respect. After Smackdown went off the air this past week, WWE shot and released some footage of Santos Escobar and Rey Mysterio backstage. They showed mutual respect for each other, as well as exchanged Lucha masks.

You can see the clip below:

Both Escobar and Mysterio competed in a Fatal-4-way match to determine the No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship. Both Escobar, Mysterio, along with Karrion Kross would come up on the losing end of the battle, while Madcap Moss would pick up the victory. He will face Gunther next week for the championship.

In the clip, Escobar talked about being a little kid and watching Mysterio with his father. Escobar said all he wanted was to take Mysterio’s legacy and make it his and then talked about the respect he has for Mysterio for being “all about lucha.” Both men exchanged masks to show mutual respect.


Editor’s Opinion:

This is very cool, as I know how much Lucha means to both superstars. WWE has been looking for the next male Latino superstar, and it looks like the company may be giving Escobar a chance to show what he can do. Considering the success he’s had with Legado del Fantasma, I think this is an excellent choice!

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