Santos Escobar Takes Down Jake Atlas
Photo Credit: Oscar Rodriguez
Tonight’s NXT saw current NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar – formerly known as El Hijo del Fantasma – take down Jake Atlas in another great showing of what the champion is capable of.
Despite some fierce competition from Jake Atlas, it was Escobar who came away with the win, after he was able to survive a big moonsault from Atlas that looked like it could end things. After kicking out, Escobar once again survived a scary DDT from Atlas before getting up and knocking Atlas down and onto the ropes, which led to him hitting the Phantom Driver for the victory.
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For more on how the match ended, check out below:
Atlas and Escobar trade strikes. High crossbody by Atlas. Atlas lights Escobar up with a few chops. Atlas takes Escobar over with a rope walks arm drag. Atlas stomps Escobar. Snap ranna by Atlas. After a distraction by Mendoza, Escobar knocks Atlas off the apron. Atlas hits the plexiglass barricade face first. After the break, Escobar works over Atlas. Atlas fires up and hits a bodyslam into a standing moonsault. Escobar kicks out. Atlas lands a moonsault to the outside that takes out Mendoza and Wilde. Atlas lands an inverted DDT for a near fall. Atlas goes up top. Escobar crotches Atlas on the top rope. Escobar hits the Phantom Driver for the win.
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