Santos Escobar has been one of the stand-out performers on NXT since arriving in 2020. The former Cruiserweight Champion has been involved in numerous high profile matches and feuds, and has amassed a legion of fans, including WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett.
While speaking to POSTWrestling, Jarrett spoke highly of Escobar, and said he wants to see the second generation superstar on WWE’s ‘main roster’:
“I’ve known him a long time but in 2017, I brought him to IMPACT, Global Force,” Jarrett said. “I brought him as a part of that. He’s bilingual which is huge. He understands both psychologies. He’s got a family lineage, his father, so he obviously grew up in lucha libre. But he also understands the American style, and we’re buddies, we’re amigos but I cannot say enough good things about him as a performer. The sky’s the limit for him. He’s very articulate in both languages and so, I really think in 2022 and I’ll just say this: A year from now when you bring up his name, I think me and you would have a different conversation. I think the sky’s the limit for that guy and I couldn’t be happier for the opportunity that he’s getting today. I can see him being on the Raw and/or SmackDown roster sooner rather than later.”