As the first-ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion crowning approaches this month, one SmackDown superstar, Santos Escobar, believes he is ready for the challenge. Despite having numerous television appearances under his belt, Escobar's profile has risen recently due to the formation of the LWO stable.
Although their matches have not been exceptionally victorious, the collaboration with Rey Mysterio, Joaquin Wilde, and Zelina Vega has been fruitful for all members involved. Escobar is now determined to win his first championship title since joining the main roster.
The former NXT North American Champion has set his sights on the highly anticipated WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In an interview with Phil Strum on Under The Ring, Santos expressed his confidence in his readiness for the title, stating that he feels his time has come.
Upon learning about the new championship, Escobar declared, "I just saw Triple H announce a new championship. I feel ready for that. That's how high my note is right now."
Escobar's SmackDown Obstacle
However, there is a hurdle for Escobar to overcome.
The recent draft placed him on the SmackDown roster, while the new title belt will be featured on the blue brand's roster because Roman Reigns was the number-one pick. The inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be determined at the Night Of Champions event, scheduled in Saudi Arabia on May 27th.
Reigns, dubbed 'The Head Of The Table,' is expected to defend his title at the show. It has been reported that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has proposed several ideas for Reigns' opponent at the event, but many of these suggestions have been met with skepticism.
Despite these challenges, Santos Escobar remains focused and determined to make a name for himself by capturing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, proving to the world that he is indeed ready for such an esteemed title.
With his drive and ambition, the WWE Universe eagerly awaits to see what the future holds for this rising SmackDown star.