Santos Escobar wanted to pay homage to Rey Mysterio at NXT Halloween Havoc and he did so in a big way.
Rey Mysterio famously wore purple skeleton gear at WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 in his match against Eddie Guerrero. The gear was brought back twice in 2020, but neither time by Mysterio.
At SummerSlam 2020, Seth Rollins worth purple gear for his match against Dominik Mysterio. Rollins was victorious in the bout.
In October at NXT Halloween Havoc, Santos Escobar paid tribute with purple gear. Except it wasn't just any purple gear, it was Mysterio's actual gear from Halloween Havoc 1997.
"I called Rey and I asked him, 'Rey, is there a chance that I could wear your wristbands for the match?' And he said, 'No. I'm going to send over the entire gear and if it fits wear it.' I think to me, it was an opportunity to pay homage to the two guys that put the Mexican Cruiserweight Division on the map and that set the tone for what happened years later and two decades later," Escobar told Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda.
Escobar successfully defended the NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Jake Atlas at Halloween Havoc.
With Mysterio, Rolins, and Escobar picked up victories, the gear is 3-0 in wrestling.
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