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Kalisto Says The Lucha Dragons Were Originally Called The Lucha Lions

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Samuray Del Sol, previously known as Kalisto in WWE, recently spoke with Lucha Libre Online’s Michael Morales Torres. In the interview, Kalisto opened up about the original pitch for the name of his tag team with Sin Cara, The Lucha Dragons, which was once set to be The Lucha Lions, and why he changed it.

Michael Morales sent along the following quote:

“Sin Cara helped me a lot. We always did magic inside the ring. Initially, The Lucha Dragons were going to be the Lucha Lions. I didn’t like it so much. I love the Japanese culture. So why not a dragon? Let’s try Lucha Dragons. Sounds better. After we won the titles, I was very proud. I went out to make my entrance, and Sin Cara took away the title to start doing his poses. One day Sin Cara hid my title. I was asking myself where I left it and he told me: ‘Don’t be nervous.’ After that, he gave it to me (laughs). Just before the title match, Sin Cara grabs me by the shoulder to tell me that this was the most important moment of my career and not to screwed it up (laughs). He always joked with me like that, but I needed that to be motivated”.

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