June 17, 2021

SANTOS ESCOBAR

Jorge Luis Alcantar Bolly is a 36-year-old wrestler from Mexico City. He is currently signed with the WWE and performs on the NXT brand under the ring name, Santos Escobar.

Alcantar’s Early Wrestling Career

Alcantar made his wrestling debut in 2000 under the name “Top Secret” and he used this ring name until 2003 when he was given the name “El Hijo del Fantasma.” He wrestled for the promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre until 2013 and then went on to work for other promotions. These promotions included Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling. He won many championships in his years on the independent scene.

Alcantar Signs with WWE

In August of 2019, Alcantar signed with the WWE. He then began competing again under the ring name “El Hijo del Fantasma.” In April of 2020, Fantasma was announced as one of the participants in the WWE’s interim Cruiserweight Title tournament. He was place in Group B alongside Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Jack Gallagher and Akira Tozawa. He lost to Scott but defeated Gallagher and Tozawa to move on to the finals.

In the finals, Fantasma faced Drake Maverick and won the match and the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. The next week on NXT, Fantasma turned heel and joined forces with Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde to form the group known as Legado Del Fantasma. Alcantar unmasked himself and took on the ring name, Santos Escobar.

Legado De Fantasma started a brief feud with Drake Maverick which they won. Escobar’s next feud was against Isaiah “Swerve” Scott where he defended his title against Scott at NXT TakeOver: 31 and retained.

At NXT: Halloween Havoc, Santos Escobar defeated Jake Atlas in a non title match. At NXT: New Years Evil, Escobar defended his championship against Gran Metalik and retained the title as well as retaining against Curt Stallion on the February 3 episode of NXT. Escobar then started a brief, but losing feud with Karrion Kross .

Santos Escobar’s Cruiserweight Championship

Jordan Devlin then challenged Santos Escobar to a match where the winner would be the official NXT Cruiserweight Champion as Escobar was only the interim champion. On April 8, 2021, Escobar defeated Jordan Devlin in a ladder match at NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver Night Two. Escobar’s win crowned him as the new official NXT Cruiserweight Champion. On April 13, Santos Escobar lost the championship to Kushida after issuing an open challenge. His title reign ended at 321 days.

Santos Escobar
Santos Escobar

Stats

Birth name: Jorge Luis Alcantar Bolly
Born: April 30, 1984, Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Ring name(s): El Hijo del Fantasma, Jorge Bolly, King Cuerno, Santos Escobar, Top Secret
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing move(s): Thrill Of The Hunt  / Phantom Driver 

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Career Championships & Accomplishments

  • Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide
    • AAA Fusión Championship (1 time)
    • AAA Latin American Championship (1 time)
    • AAA World Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
    • Copa Antonio Peña (2017)
    • Copa La Polar (2017)
  • Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
    • CMLL World Trios Championship (2 times)
    • CMLL World Middleweight Championship (1 time)
    • Torneo Generación 75
    • CMLL Trio of the year: 2009
  • Lucha Underground
    • Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship (1 time)
  • Toryumon Mexico
    • Yamaha Cup (2010) 
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    • NXT Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
    • Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament (2020)