Santos Escobar Defeats Dragon Lee at WWE Survivor Series 2023

Dragon Lee vs Santos Escobar WWE Survivor Series 2023
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Santosh Escobar defeated Dragon Lee in a one-on-one match at WWE Survivor Series 2023 PLE.

The match kicked off with Escobar maintaining control, repeatedly targeting Lee with a barrage of kicks. Escobar aimed to replicate what he did to Rey by targeting Lee’s leg, but his attempt failed as Lee made a comeback, responding with a powerful kick

Lee managed to execute a running knee on Escobar, who kicked out at the count of 2. Lee then attempted to go to the top rope for a splash, but Escobar countered with an enzuigiri and followed up with a Hurricane Rana.

Following their exchange of punches, Escobar attempted to remove Lee’s mask but was unsuccessful. Subsequently, both competitors continued to exchange strikes. Lee showcased his strength by executing a sit-out powerbomb, but it wasn’t enough to secure the victory.

In the final moments of the match, Escobar countered Lee’s finishing move and executed the Phantom Driver, securing the pinfall victory. This outcome marked the end of Dragon Lee’s winning streak on the main roster.

During November 10 episode of SmackDown, Santos Escobar betrayed Rey Mysterio and the LWO, siding against them. In a shocking turn, Escobar launched a vicious attack on Mysterio, resulting in Mysterio needing knee surgery.

During November 17 episode of SmackDown, Escobar explained his betrayal of Rey. Toro and Wilde refused Escobar, leading to an attack. Carlito intervened, which resulted in a match against Escobar at Survivor Series 2023 PLE.

On November 24 at SmackDown, Escobar assaulted Carlito, rendering him unable to compete. Backstage, Nick Aldis revealed Carlito’s medical incapacity, nearly canceling the match. Dragon Lee stepped in, which resulted in Aldis confirming Lee versus Escobar for the event.

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