• Why “New Rey Mysterio” Didn’t Appear At Last Night’s NXT Vengeance Day
At NXT premium live events, WWE usually has their latest signing seated at ringside, to hype up their upcoming debut.
WWE recently signed top indy wrestler Dragon Lee (age 27) to NXT, but he didn’t appear on last night’s NXT Vengeance Day show.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Lee couldn’t appear due to visa issues:
“They didn’t, they’re not relying on bringing in so many indy guys. I’m sure they wanted to introduce Dragon Lee, but he’s having visa issues, so he’s not there yet.”
After signing with WWE, Dragon Lee noted that he thinks he can be the new Rey Mysterio in the company.
Below is what he said:
“I think I can become the new Rey Mysterio in WWE. I just need the opportunity. [Finn Balor] told me, ‘Would you like to be in WWE?’ (laughs). I said, ‘Yeah, sure. Why not?’ It was something special for me. It’s my challenge to learn more about promos.
You will never finish learning in pro wrestling. But every time you wrestle, you learn. But about promos, it’s something new for me. I would like to learn something new, how to become not just a wrestler – an artist.”
Below are Dragon Lee’s accomplishments in pro-wrestling:
– 2x ROH TV Champion
– 2x ROH World Tag Team Champion
– 1x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion
– 2x CMLL World Lightweight Champion
– 1x CMLL World Welterweight Champion
– 1x AAA Tag Team Champion
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 5, 1995) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from South Padre Island, Texas and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania XI’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Doink The Clown vs. Greg Davis
Bob Backlund vs. Raven Clark
The New Headshrinkers vs. Lee Tobin & Sonny Pruitt
Tatanka vs. Matt Hardy
Hakushi vs. Shawn Dakota
Duke The Dumpster Droese vs. Barry Horowitz
Kama vs. Charlie Hunter