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NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2018?: Lucha Underground

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Lucha Underground is one of the rising wrestling promotions in the United States today where the company is well known for its unique characters and crazy lucha libre action.

For the past three years, NXT has an interest in Lucha Underground stars and it’s only a matter of time when they will snatch some of their talents.

This list won’t contain wrestlers that competed in NXT or the developmental territory of WWE in the past such as Cage, Ivelisse, The Mack, PJ Black, Catrina, Black Lotus, Vibora, etc. so please keep that in mind.

Here’s the list I have about one year ago for NXT’s Next Breakout Stars in 2017?:

Lucha Underground:

5. Killshot

4. Mariposa

3. Son of Havoc

2. Dario Cueto

1. Matanza

Now, it’s time to see which five wrestlers from Lucha Underground I think NXT will pick up or I want NXT to pick up in 2018.


Honorable Mentions: Cortez Castro, Dragon Azteca Jr., Famous B, Joey Ryan, Marty “The Moth” Martinez, Pindar, Son of Madness, Kobra Moon, Mariposa


5. Dante Fox

From Ansonia, Connecticut, Dante Fox is an one man army that is willing to risk his body on the line in order to be at the top as he is on the rise in Lucha Underground who is well known for his high-flying ability.

With ten years of wrestling experience, this one man army will do whatever it takes to get the victory even if it means risking his life. With his unique look, solid character, solid charisma, and great high-flying ability, he would be a great addition to the NXT Championship picture of the NXT Tag Team division.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Dante Fox should be high on their list as he’s young and would do well in NXT. However, due to his past history, it may be difficult for him to get a contract with NXT at the moment. However, if he ever gets signed by NXT, he would be an one man army that would fly his way to victory.


4. Killshot

From Tacoma, Washington, Killshot is a man that has a killer instinct who is known for his work as Shane Strickland and he is on the rise in Lucha Underground who is well known for his high-flying ability and his unique character.

With seven years of wrestling experience, this swerved man that has an agenda to be at the top of Lucha Underground. With his unique look, unique character, solid charisma, and great high-flying ability, he would be a great addition to the NXT Championship picture or the NXT Tag Team division.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Killshot should be high on their list as he’s young and would do well in NXT. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Killshot or not. Regardless, Killshot would be a dangerous man in NXT if he’s either Killshot or Shane Strickland as he’s swerve and he has that killer instinct.


3. Son of Havoc

From Cleveland, Ohio, Son of Havoc is a death-defying man who is known for his work as Matt Cross and he is willing to take risk in order to be the best in Lucha Underground who is well known his unique character and excellent high-flying ability.

With eighteen years of wrestling experience, this M-Dogg 20 has been taking big risks with high rewards in order to be at the top of his game. With his unique look, good character, good charisma, and excellent high-flying ability, he would be great in the NXT Championship picture or the NXT Tag Team division.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Son of Havoc is a person NXT should be looking at because if they’re looking for wrestlers that have a lot of experience and know how to work, Son of Havoc should be high on their list. The last time Son of Havoc had a chance with WWE was when he was in the fifth season of Tough Enough and they didn’t sign him then because he didn’t have a personality. After working hard for a few more years after that, he finally found a personality and it worked for him. I don’t know if NXT is willing to sign him due to his age, but they’re a few guys in the NXT roster who are about the same age as him. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Son of Havoc or not. Regardless, M-Dogg 20 would make an impact in NXT is he did get signed.


2. Dario Cueto

Better known as Luis Fernandez-Gil, Dario Cueto is a man that loves to give opportunities and loves to see violence at every point possible who is especially known in Lucha Underground with the Dario Cueto character.

With eleven years of acting experience, this man will do whatever it takes to get what he wants because he is El Jefe. With his excellent character and excellent charisma, he would be an excellent authority figure for NXT.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Dario Cueto would make an interesting manager or authority figure for NXT if they wanted to. However, I don’t think NXT is interested in a guy like Dario Cueto unless they’re going to use him as a manager to manage someone like how Paul Ellering is managing Authors of Pain. Even though it won’t happen, Dario Cueto in NXT would be an interesting addition as this man loves violence. Ring the bell!


1. Matanza

From Honolulu, Hawaii, Matanza is a monster who is known for his work as Jeff Cobb and he has been making waves in Lucha Underground as of late with his unique character and impressive strength, power, and agility.

With eight years of wrestling experience, this athletic man of a monster has decimated everyone in his path to reach to the top of Lucha Underground. With his unique look, unique character, and great in-ring ability, he would be great in the NXT Championship picture.

With NXT having some interest in Lucha Underground stars, Matanza should be high on their list as he has the look that they’re looking for and he’s a very athletic man for his size. Three years ago, he had a WWE tryout, but WWE didn’t sign him at the time for whatever reason. I will be shocked that if WWE has no interest in him because he has the look that the company is looking for and if he’s booked correctly, he would be great for the company especially in NXT. Even though he’s lacking in the charisma department, he can get signed to go to Performance Center and get a personality there. It’s only a matter of interest if NXT wants to sign Matanza or not. Either way, if he does get signed, this athletic man and monster of a force will decimate everyone in NXT.


That is my top five wrestlers from Lucha Underground who I think/want to be in NXT in 2018. Which wrestlers from Lucha Underground would you like to see in NXT in 2018? Let me know in the comment section below.

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