Yesterday at a press conference at Arena Mexico, CMLL officials announced that the 19 year old Tecnico, Dragon Lee, would assume the identity of Mistico (made famous by WWE Superstar Sin Cara) as well as adopting his mask.
Fray Tormenta, who raised and trained the original Mistico asked the Guadalajara native to adopt the persona and Dragon Lee did so immediately, even wearing the mask for the remainder of the Press Conference.It is thought that CMLL are hoping that by creating a new Mistico it will help business as the original Mistico was the biggest name in Mexican wrestling, last decade. It seems the company are under the assumption that it is the character and not the wrestler who garnered the popularity.
It may be a successful decision as Dragon Lee has gained some stardom by performing dangerous and exciting aerial moves but this is yet to be proven. He is still young and learning and is not consistent enough to put in big matches as yet. His first match under the mask will be this Sunday, so I will update the blog once his debut and the crowd’s reaction is known.