Triple H Rejected Current WWE Superstars Request To Bring Back Iconic Faction

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There was a possibility that the LWO would not have been brought back to WWE at all.

Reforming in March 2023, Rey Mysterio recruited Legado Del Fantasma to help him neutralise the interference from The Judgment Day to allow a fair fight between himself and son Dominik.

Triple H id Not Want To See The LWO Reform In WWE

The career highlight for the faction came at the Backlash Premium Live Event in Puerto Rico, where extra members Carlito and Savio Vega were recruited for one night to fend off The Judgment Day once again, this time to allow Bad Bunny to have a fair fight against Damian Priest.

Speaking on the Out Of Character Podcast, LWO member Santos Escobar revealed that the reformation of the Latino World Order was always a plan, as representation is very important to him:

“That was something I wanted since day one. So here’s the thing. I’ve always thought that, as a minority, we have to stay together somehow to present who we are, where we come from, and what we’re about. If we present those three every time we go out there, eventually everyone will know what lucha libre is, who I am, where I come from, and all these rules and regulations and traditions that lucha libre has,”

Escobar then revealed that Triple H was reluctant to bring back the WCW faction, instead wanting the Legado Del Fantasma member to be his own person first:

“The very first conversation I had with Triple H, and he asked me, ‘What do you want to do?’ I told him, ‘Can I bring back the LWO?’ Before I said the letter ‘O,’ he said, ‘No. I want you to be you, and I want people to see you, and not think of anybody else. I want you to think of something. You want a group? We can do a group. But write something down, think about it, give it to me, and we’ll see. So that kind of shot down my initial desire, but Triple H was right. The time wasn’t right, it wouldn’t have been what it is right now.

Escobar would then admit that the timing was not right at the start due to an original member being required, a position that was filled by Rey Mysterio:

Also, it needed a very important ingredient, an O.G, an original LWO [member], and that’s Rey. So that’s why Legado came about, and it was beautiful. It gave me the opportunity to do everything I wanted to do. Who I am, where I come from, what I’m about, and that’s what I did every single time I was out there. Every promo, every backstage, every scene, every feud, every rivalry was letting people know that I’m all about lucha libre, that lucha libre is about tradition, heritage, culture, familia.

All the values that you have, whether you’re Mexican, Latino, or not, are the values I have. We relate, and that’s how Legado got over, that’s how Santos got really over on NXT. Because everything I say, it’s real,”

H/t to Fightful for the use of transcriptions.