According to ESPN’s Matt Raimondi, top pro wrestling star Dragon Lee has signed with WWE. It was also noted on the report that Lee signed with WWE earlier in the month, but he will start with the company in January. There is no word yet on the exact date Lee will be starting with the WWE, but the word is that he will be on the NXT brand.
This is a massive deal for the WWE as they have been looking for their next big Hispanic star as well as for someone who can boost ratings much like WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio did. WWE officials believe that Dragon Lee can also help with the company’s plans to expand with their NXT brands in different countries.
Dragon Lee has been a champion in a number of major pro wrestling promotions, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, AAA and CMLL. Lee has also competed in AEW and his last match took place on the August 28th episode of AEW Dynamite, when he teamed up with RUSH and Andrade El Idolo to face The Elite in an AEW World Trios Tournament Match.