Santos Escobar Says Mask Spot With Dragon Lee At WWE Survivor Series Was '100% Unscripted'

Santos Escobar reveals that a certain spot between him and Dragon Lee at Survivor Series wasn't planned.

During their match at the Survivor Series premium live event, Santos Escobar solidified himself as a true villian in WWE, as he tried to rip the mask off of Dragon Lee. In Lucha Libre culture, ripping or taking off the mask of luchador is considered to be a very disrespectful act.

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While speaking to Freddie Prinze Jr. on the Wrestling With Freddie podcast for a new interview, Escobar said that audiences understand the important of the mask before revealing that the spot with Dragon Lee was unscripted.

“I think nowadays, our audiences are understanding the importance of the mask. I don’t know if you recall, at the latest premium live event, Survivor Series, I tore Dragon Lee’s mask. That was 100% non scripted. That was just the heel in me and I think it’s important that our audiences get that feel. Now we have Dragon Lee, now we have Axiom, now we have Rey, now we have more and more people diving into the lucha culture but like really, really doing it with the mask, the tradition, the respect that's behind the mask. It’s important that our audiences know, for a fact, that when someone with the mask goes against the mask, it means something. It ups the stakes. We were in Chicago of all places, Chicago is Mexico [laughs]. So when I tore that mask, I could feel the white heat."

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Elsewhere in the interview, Escobar said that WWE is giving him a lot of freedom. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

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