AAA matchmaker Konnan joined Mister Saint Laurent on this week’s episode of MLW Radio, available right now at MLW.com. He spoke about CMLL’s decision to introduce a new Mistico to replace WWE’s Sin Cara.
“Everyone knows who he is,” said Konnen. “It’s a guy called Dragon Lee. He’s a young high flyer who is actually very good and does some really wild [stuff], but isn’t as polished as Mistico and he’s not very well liked even though he’s a face in CMLL. One of the reasons is because Mexico City mostly likes heels. Mostly everyone gets booed in Arena Mexico that are babyfaces. He’s already getting booed and usually guys, whether it’s the guy who took over the Psicosis gimmick or the guy that took over the La Parka gimmick, at the beginning they get a lot of heat from the people because they know they’re not the original and people shout [stuff] at them.
“Usually guys that were clones weren’t as good as the original guys and this guy isn’t going to be the exception. I think that it’s CMLL being desperate because nothing they’re doing right now is really drawing. They don’t really have any real big stars. They have a lot of good young wrestlers and some good veteran wrestlers, but they don’t have those stars where you can bring them to a TV station and ask them to do an interview.”