Santos Escobar: Dragon Lee Is Going To Be A Big Star

Santos Escobar sees big things in Dragon Lee.

Santos Escobar and Dragon Lee might be rivals on-screen, but Escobar has admitted his respect for Lee away from television.

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Appearing on Wrestling With Freddie with Freddie Prinze Jr, Escobar was asked who stands out to him currently in WWE.

"Dragon Lee is going to be a big star. It's pretty obvious that he's got something going on. He's been on the main roster for less than two months. He already had his first one-on-one at a premium live event. (We have) crazy chemistry. Triple H said it in the press conference after. Two lucha guys that bring more than just being two lucha guys. That's what I wanted. That was my vision. I know the urge is there, you have 12 to 15 minutes, to go out and just do crazy stuff, but the truth is, if you stay lucha, you stay lucha. I want to create a hybrid, much like we did with Lucha Underground and other places. Try to bring my style with the American style, so anyone that watches the show will connect and understand what I'm trying to do. Also, because I want to work with Randy [Randy Orton], I want to work with Roman [Roman Reigns], I want to work with everyone out there. Keeping myself in a box is not going to help me. I needed to portray this and share this vision. Dragon Lee, he got it," he said.

Escobar picked up victories over Lee at WWE Survivor Series and in the first round of the US Title Contender Tournament on the December 8 episode of WWE SmackDown.

Escobar and Lee will both be in action on the December 22 episode of WWE SmackDown. Fans can check out the lineup for the show by clicking here.

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