*Spoiler* El Hijo del Fantasma turns heel as Santos Escobar



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*Spoiler* El Hijo del Fantasma turns heel as Santos Escobar

During the last episode of the yellow show, the new Ghost Cruiserweight Champion El Hijo del Fantasma reached the square to celebrate the conquest of his first title in the federations of Stamford, which took place a few months after the official debut at NXT.

The masked wrestler was however immediately interrupted by the arrival of Drake Maverick, second place in the tournament that saw him be crowned the winner. The former General Manager of 205 Live congratulated the champion and thanked him for the excellent match they played, which undoubtedly helped convince the management to offer a new contract to Maverick himself, then asked a titled rematch.

The new champion simply replied "Yes!" and the little public present seemed exalted, but at this point, the usually masked kidnappers arrived who haunted Phantom from his debut. The two athletes in the ring initially seemed allies, but then the champion unpredictably attacked the former Spud, revealing that he, therefore, agreed with the kidnappers from the start.

The two took off their masks and turned out to be Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde, or the first two athletes who were kidnapped by the mysterious luchadores. What perhaps left even more astonished was what happened subsequently.

The Cruiserweight Champion, in turn, took off his mask, thus revealing his true face and presenting himself as Santos Escobar.

El Hijo del Fantasma turns heel as Santos Escobar

The tournament that saw the El Hijo del Fantasma debut was the one valid for the interim lightweight title, created to have a temporary replacement for the current champion Jordan Devlin, blocked for months in Great Britain due to the pandemic.

The first phase of the tournament saw the wrestlers divided into two groups. Drake Maverick took the final by winning a three-way match against Jake Atlas and Kushida, while Tony Nese was in all respects the first eliminated of the group.

For him, it was theoretically the last chance to stay in WWE since he had been fired and had promised to abandon everything after the end of the tournament. On the other hand, however, in El Hijo del Fantasma it was enough to defeat Jack Gallagher and Akira Tozawa, finishing first without too many problems.

Just Tozawa, second place, was then one of the kidnapped by masked wrestlers who have now proved to be allies of the champion. The final between El Hijo del Fantasma and Maverick ended with the victory of the first one, but more sweaty than expected.

In the end, however, Drake was also satisfied, since after the match he was joined by Triple H himself, who offered him a new contract. We will now see what will happen, given that the Underdog par excellence seems to have obtained revenge against a fighter that we can consider almost entirely new. WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion El Hijo del Fantasma is now known as Santos Escobar.