Dragon Lee says WWE signing is a dream come true, promises to stand out

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/01/28/dragon-lee-says-wwe-signing-is-a-dream-come-true-promises-to-stand-out/

Dragon Lee has commented on his WWE signing, name-checking favorites such as Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Batista as inspirations.

He was speaking in a pretaped segment on Saturday’s edition of La Previa, WWE’s Spanish language magazine program.

Dragon Lee announced his WWE signing on December 28th, 2022, after winning the AAA Tag Team Titles alongside Dralístico from Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler.

Speaking in Spanish in a subtitled segment on La Previa, he said (transcription courtesy of Fightful):

I feel very happy and excited. I cannot believe this. This is something that surprised me a lot. I’m going to do my best like I always have. Representing my country, representing my people, showing all that I have achieved by working hard by being every day in the ring training, going to the gym every single day.

The time has come, some may not believe this, but every Sunday I bought DVDs of WWE shows. Some of my favorite superstars were Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Batista. They inspired me to become a WWE superstar.

Now my dream comes true. I’m going to be in the number one sports entertainment company and I’m happy about it. I’ll give my best. I am going to stand out, as I have done in all the places I’ve been. WWE, see you very soon.

sigh

Look, there is a very real argument to be made that Lee is the most talented luchador to sign to WWE since Rey. And if the “stand out” comment is just PR and this is a move motivated stability/money, then fine, good luck, god bless. But when Sin Cara is the watershed for a luchador “standing out” on main roster WWE product since Rey, and the extremely talented likes of Mascara Dorada and Samuray Del Sol came and went without any real notice, what can actually be expected of him?

(Am I just bitter that I might not see him tee off with Despe or Hiromu ever again? Yes, definitely. But I don’t think that makes me wrong about this.)