WWE has announced that Jorge Bolly, known to wrestling fans as El Hijo del Fantasma or King Cuerno from Lucha Underground, has signed and reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Mexican soccer captain Edgar Lopez also reported to the PC with Bolly.
There's no word yet on when Bolly and Lopez will make their NXT debuts, but stay tuned for updates.
Below is the full announcement from WWE on Bolly and Lopez signing:
Acclaimed luchador Jorge Bolly, former football player Edgar Lopez join WWE Performance Center
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.
Bolly isn't the only new signee to be announced. Also joining the WWE Performance Center is Edgar Lopez, also of Mexico. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 250 pounds, Lopez played football on the Monterrey Institute of Technology's Borregos Salvajes squad, where he served as the offensive captain. WWE talent scouts discovered Lopez during last December's tryout in Santiago, Chile.
Last month, the WWE Performance Center welcomed nine new signees, including EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory and former Mae Young Classic competitor Santana Garrett.