Santos Escobar Comments On William Regal’s Impact On His Career, More


During a recent interview with DAZN, WWE NXT 2.0 Superstar Santos Escobar commented on William Regal’s impact on his career, making the transition to WWE, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On making the transition to WWE: “It was challenging, mainly because I’ve been around in other companies and performed and done other products. Every company has their product. And of course, the essence, the roots, the basics, which is knowing the craft that I knew. How to present it now that’s a different thing. That’s a different matter and, of course, getting good at telling a story. That’s very important because before, I was more committed to just showing up. Showing off the body, showing off the moves, being the champ, getting that spot. Whereas here, I’m more concerned about the product itself. And I want it to add up. I want to make the product better. I want to become a part of this product and make it even better, even bigger. How do I do it? Well, I have to examine myself, study myself, see who I am, what I bring to the table, and then when I do it, present in a different innovative, respectful manner that people make the ultimate investment, not only in me and my group but in the company itself. If you get people to invest time in you, then you’re doing it right.”

On William Regal’s impact on his career and having the opportunity to work with other WWE legends in NXT: “Regal, to me, is a very important person. Personally, when I first did my first tryout, my first and only tryout, which was probably 2009-ish. Yeah. He’s the one that spotted me from the moment he saw me. He said, ‘You got it. You got what we need. You got what we want.’ Of course, it was not his job to hire people. His job was just to spot people. Nothing came out of that. But then, as the time progressed, and as I evolved as an athlete, and I kept doing the right moves and checking all the boxes you mentioned before, we always kept in touch.”

“Then eventually, I was able to come. Once I got here, of course, it was that feedback. It was that opportunity to be one on one with the people that can teach you, like Triple H, for example, or Terry Taylor, or The Heartbreak Kid, which to me is just sometimes, it’s unreal. Because you have the Heartbreak Kid here, face to face telling you, ‘You did good kid. Do this, do that.’ Or when you screw up, they give you the business. Your face is not that of a person that’s being given the business, but you’re more just in awe looking at them. That is just a whole lot of emotions that keep coming. They just keep coming. I think the best thing that I can do is just absorb it and then put it out there with my work.”

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