Santos Escobar: Bio

Santos Escobar

With nearly two decades of experience and a rich sports-entertainment heritage coursing through his veins, Santos Escobar arrived in NXT as El Hijo del Fantasma, with potential as high as he’s capable of soaring through the air.

The second-generation Superstar is a veteran of the Mexican wrestling scene. Hailing from Mexico City, he is the son of legendary luchador El Fantasma and nephew of the late Arkangel de la Muerte. Though he’s beyond well-versed in the art of lucha libre, what sets Escobar apart from many is his unusual ability to blend highflying with more powerful maneuvers.

Highly acclaimed for his spectacular tope suicida that might be the industry’s best, Escobar prefers to put foes away with a high-impact Phantom Driver, which he used with great success en rout to winning a tournament to become NXT Cruiserweight Champion shortly after his debut. 

But he stunned Drake Maverick and the NXT Universe alike a week later, unmasking and eschewing the El Hijo del Fantasma persona in favor of his real identity. After revealing himself to be in cahoots all along with Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza — who were behind the abductions and attacks of Cruiserweights for weeks — Escobar appears even more dangerous than we ever thought. 

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