We reported here on eWn over the weekend that Savio Vega will be coming to MLW later this summer. In an update on this, Vega has been planned for the promotion as far back as April. According to Pwinsider, the original plan was for him to debut in the Battle Riot match. Scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening.
The site reports that Vega will have a similar role to that of what Finlay had in WWE years ago, as a player/coach who mentors talent while working with them in the ring. Since there are many talents in the company that are young and inexperienced, the belief is that someone needs to help them with working the crowds, getting heat and controlling it, physicality in the ring, brawling and more. Vega in particular has received praise for his work as an agent and producer. MLW has also been happy with how the series has been viewed in Puerto Rico.