Santos Escobar Would Love To Have Konnan In The LWO – Exclusive

In the late-90s, there was arguably no cooler faction than the New World Order. Led by “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash, the outlaw collective did what they wanted to do when they wanted to do it. Over time, many members of the WCW roster defected to the NWO, expanding its ranks to almost uncountable numbers. With the expansion came a few spin-off groups, including the Latino World Order, or LWO, which has recently been resurrected in WWE with Santos Escobar and others.

Konnan recently spoke with me for Inside The Ropes about how he was initially offered the role of LWO leader when the group was being conceptualized. Still, it was later decided that he would become a member of The Wolfpac, another splinter cell. In his place, Eddie Guerrero was made the leader, and the rest is history.

During the WWE Money In The Bank media junket, I asked Escobar if he would be open to Konnan becoming a member of the LWO.

“I would love that,” he said with a smile. “Konnan is a very important person in my life and in my career. If that ever happened, I would be really, really happy.”

While it would be great to see Konnan in the WWE mixing it up with the LWO, or The Mysterios, for that matter, it is possible that the famous NWO faction could come to him in Mexico. Over the past few years, WWE has shown more openness towards working with other promotions, most notably independent companies like Revolution Pro, wXw, and EVOLVE, who have been featured on the WWE Network. Earlier this year, Shinsuke Nakamura was allowed to compete for NOAH in Japan against The Great Muta in one of the WWE Hall of Famer’s final matches.

With that in mind, I asked Escobar if he would be open to the LWO competing in AAA, a company he is more than familiar with, having wrestled there, and won championships from 2013 to 2019 under the name El Hijo del Fantasma.

“Would I? Yes. Is that my decision? Most definitely not,” he replied. “But we are going to Mexico on July 22 and 23rd, and the LWO is going to be in Mexico at Arena Mexico and then Arena Monterrey. So, LWO is going to Mexico.”

My full conversation with Escobar will be released as part of tomorrow’s Haus of Wrestling episode. It will first air on Premier Streaming Network at Noon EST before hitting the Haus of Wrestling podcast feed shortly.

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