More details have emerged on Dragon Lee joining WWE, following the announcement that the luchador will join the NXT brand.
Following his AAA Tag Team Title win at Dralistico at AAA Noche De Campeones, Dragon Lee confirmed that he’s heading to WWE soon.
Both Triple H and WWE have confirmed this with official announcements, touting Dragon Lee as a high profile signing.
Per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE and Dragon Lee came to terms on a deal two weeks ago.
Believing that WWE noticed Lee following his AEW appearances, Meltzer said:
“The deal was made a couple of weeks ago, but they were told to keep it quiet, and they won’t make the announcement until they won the tag team titles, which is very interesting because he pinned an AEW star which was part of the deal.
“Tony Khan was aware of it. I am sure if this was reversed that it would have never happened.
“He was working in Mexico, and there is not a lot of money in Mexico. He and Dralisico had a tryout with WWE, and they wanted him. AEW wanted him as well. He was talking to various people.
“Like with Bandido, WWE’s interest in Dragon Lee came when they found out that AEW put this guy on television with no contract.
“So it was kind of like, ‘We can swoop in.’ That was one of the things. They came after him after that deal, and right after that, he was signed, but he was signed a couple of weeks back.
“That was the catalyst of it was them finding out that AEW put a guy on television with no deal.”
Lee and Dralistico defeated AEW stars Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler of FTR to win the AAA Tag Team Championship moments before Dragon Lee announced he was WWE-bound.
WWE is reportedly looking to sign more ‘standout’ stars, which you can read more about right here.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.
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