Santos Escobar attacked by mysterious pair on NXT 2.0

Escobar is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Escobar is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Liam Power

Santos Escobar was attacked by two mysterious assailants during his match against Carmelo Hayes on the latest edition of NXT 2.0.

On this week's episode of WWE's developmental show, Legado Del Fantasma took to the ring for a double-header of action. Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro first took on Zack Gibson and James Drake in tag team action before their leader Santos Escobar battled former NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes.

The match was a fast-paced, high-flying affair, with both men putting their bodies on the line in an effort to come out victorious. Though there was slight interference from Trick Williams, Escobar was able to remain competitive until two mysterious attackers emerged, taking his knee out from behind.

Hayes took advantage of the situation and pinned the former Cruiserweight Champion.

The two attackers were wearing black suits and hats, leading many to suspect that Tony Di'Angelo was behind the incident. Di'Angelo then denied any involvement in an interview later in the night. Later, Escobar's car was also mysteriously vandalized.

After defeating Santos Escobar, Carmelo Hayes challenged the current NXT North American Champion

After defeating the Legado Del Fantasma leader due to outside interference, Carmelo Hayes took to the mic.

Delivering a promo, Hayes promised to become a two-time NXT North American Champion before being interrupted by current champion Cameron Grimes.

Grimes questioned whether Hayes was man enough to take the title back. Solo Sikoa then re-emerged to once again stake his claim to the championship, setting up a potential triple threat match in the future.

.@WWESoloSikoa is not waiting around to get back to the front of the line for @CGrimesWWE's NXT North American Title. #WWENXT #NXTSpringBreakin @Carmelo_WWE @_trickwilliams

Hayes lost the title to Cameron Grimes during WrestleMania weekend at NXT: Stand & Deliver in a multi-man ladder match. It remains to be seen how the storyline involving Sikoa, Grimes, and Hayes will pan out in the future.

Who do you think was behind the attack on Santos Escobar? You can share your thoughts in the comment section down below.

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Edited by Debottam Saha


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