Triple H wasn’t originally a fan of the idea when Santos Escobar brought it to him.
The Latino World Order was renamed only recently, with Legado Del Fantasma becoming the LWO and adding Rey Mysterio to its ranks. Since then, Bad Bunny has also joined the faction and the merchandise sales for the stable are overwhelmingly positive. However, Triple H initially thought the idea wouldn’t work.
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 turned down the pitch initially.
“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.”Santos Escobar
It is a good thing that Triple H changed his mind as the faction continues to get big reactions from fans. We will have to wait and see what heights Santos Escobar can lead the faction to.
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