Despite signing with WWE in 2019, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar has yet to meet Vince McMahon
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Escobar revealed his immediate goal within the company is meeting the Chairman of the WWE.
“I will give you a peculiar answer. There is one thing I haven’t been able to do, and that is meet Vince McMahon. I’m committed to this industry, and that is a lifetime commitment. I was born and raised to do this. I think Vince McMahon is a genius, and I want to meet him. That, to me, is an immediate goal. He will either like me or hate me, but I will discuss my background with him and what I bring to the table. I need to discuss that with Vince McMahon, and that is one of my most immediate goals.”
Escobar also spoke on losing his mask in Mexico under his old persona, El Hijo del Fantasma. He spoke on Mexican tradition, after losing your mask, you either retire or repackage yourself.
“In Mexico, when you put your mask on the line and lose, you face two different options. One is to retire. The other is to reinvent and repackage yourself.”
When he arrived in WWE, he once again wrestled in a mask for a short period of time, which resulted in upsetting his father. His father stated, “No, you already lost your mask. You cannot do that.”
That’s why, when I first got to WWE, I asked to wrestle with a mask. That was actually more difficult for me, if you can imagine, to go back and wear a mask again. Then the story unraveled, and here we are.