WWE made a major signing, as news broke on Wednesday that Dragon Lee is joining the largest promotion in professional wrestling. Lee made the announcement shortly after winning the AAA Tag Team Championship with his brother Dralistico with a victory over AEW tag team, FTR.
“I’m going to continue representing my country as I have done until now. My Mexico, this is for you and all the people that had trusted me,” Lee said with the AAA tag title over his shoulder Wednesday night. “So, WWE there I go! 2023 is going to be a new year for me. This is for Mexico. Let’s go! I am very happy. Thanks to all the people who accompany me. That’s all, thank you.”
While Lee is well-known across the professional wrestling world, casual WWE viewers may not know this talented, 27-year-old wrestler.
In his eight years of professional experience, Lee has competed for the biggest organizations in wrestling. In 2022 alone, he’s had matches in AAA, All Elite Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, GCW, House of Glory, Ring of Honor, and many others. Along the way he’s picked up championships that includes two stints with the ROH Television Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, and CMLL World Welterweight and World Lightweight Champion.
According to Marc Raimondi of ESPN, Lee is expected to report to WWE NXT in January.
“Dragon Lee is a tremendous talent that will immediately add value to the NXT roster,” James Kimball, WWE’s Head of Talent Strategy and Operations said in Raimondi’s report. “This signing is reflective of WWE’s renewed emphasis of globalizing our talent pipeline with Latin America positioned as a focal market.”
Lee is the younger brother of AEW talent and former ROH World Champion, RUSH. His father also wrestled under the name La Bestia del Ring, and Dralistico is the youngest brother currently performing in pro wrestling.
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