WWE has officially signed the biggest free agent in Mexico. Hijo del Fantasma, real name Jorge Bolly and also known as King Cuerno from Lucha Underground, is now property of the Performance Center.
WWE’s official press release states:
Second-generation luchador Jorge Bolly — better known to ring fans by the aliases El Hijo del Fantasma and King Cuerno — has arrived at the WWE Performance Center.
The 198-pounder from Mexico City boasts two decades of in-ring experience. A veteran of Mexico’s CMLL and AAA promotions, Bolly has held singles and trios titles during his career, and he won AAA’s Antonio Peña Cup in 2017. The son of legendary luchador El Fantasma, Bolly is proficient in classic lucha libre techniques, combining speed and aerial maneuvers, including arguably sports-entertainment’s most daring tope suicida.
About that tope suicida, soak it in.
Hijo del Fantasma has all the skills to skyrocket to the top of WWE. He can work a variety of styles in the ring, from fast-paced lucha libre to a slower methodical method to hard-hitting street fights. Best of all for WWE is that his English is perfect. Here is a glimpse as King Cuerno.
KING CUERNO is back for the all-new season of @LuchaElRey! Wednesdays 8p ET on @ElReyNetwork! #luchaunderground #luchalibre #prowrestling #wrestling #lucha #kingcuerno #hunter #arrowfromhell #ridewithelrey @hijodelfantasma pic.twitter.com/RKmPUZexTa— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) June 16, 2018
Hijo del Fantasma is a true professional. He’s already plugging the WWE Network.
WWE also announced the signing of 6-foot-4, 250 pound Edgar Lopez. He was a college football player (American football, not soccer) in Mexico and was discovered at a tryout in Chile during December 2018. I’m guessing both Lopez and Hijo del Fantasma were signed last month with the latest Performance Center class, but they had to wait for proper visas to make it official.
What should Hijo del Fantasma’s name be in WWE? How would you debut him on the main roster when his time comes?