WWE signs lucha libre star Dragon Lee to a contract

According to Marc Raimondi of ESPN.com, lucha libre star Dragon Lee signed a contract with WWE earlier this month and will start with the NXT brand in January.

James Kimball, WWE’s head of talent strategy and operations, issued a statement to ESPN…

“Dragon Lee is a tremendous talent that will immediately add value to the NXT roster. This signing is reflective of WWE’s renewed emphasis on globalizing our talent pipeline with Latin America positioned as a focal market.”

Lee said the following to ESPN about his signing…

“I think I can become the new Rey Mysterio in WWE. I just need the opportunity. [Finn Balor] told me, ‘Would you like to be in WWE?’ I said, ‘Yeah, sure. Why not?’ … It was something special for me.”

“It’s my challenge to learn more about promos. You will never finish learning in pro wrestling. But every time you wrestle, you learn. But about promos, it’s something new for me. I would like to learn something new, how to become not just a wrestler — an artist.”

Lee has wrestled for numerous promotions including NJPW, ROH, AEW, PWG, AAA, and CMLL.