Mascara Dorada

Former WWE Superstar Makes His AEW Debut 

Prior to this week’s live episode of AEW Dynamite at the MVP Arena in Albany, NY, AEW taped matches for Dark: Elevation. A former WWE 24/7 Champion made his debut during the tapings. Mascara Dorada defeated Serpentico in a singles match, based on the source, with a superkick and a Dorada Drive & fellow Lucha House Party fellow player Lince Dorado were part of the 18 WWE Superstars whose contracts which was terminated on November 4, 2021.

Dorada made his in-ring return in February, following the expiration of his 90-day non-compete clause. He then crushed Joey Janela at the GCW Believe Me event prior to becoming a mainstay on the NJPW Strong brand. Last month, Dorada made a one-time appearance for IMPACT Wrestling, trouncing Alex Zayne in a singles match. During his 5 yr WWE career, Dorada made the finals of the inaugural Cruiserweight Classic tournament, where he was defeated by T.J. Perkins.

Lucha House Party

After wrestling for several years as a singles contender in the WWE Raw cruiserweight division, Dorado formed the Lucha House Party with fellow luchadors Kalisto and Lice Dorado. While the faction began on the 205 Live brand, they eventually became a fixture on WWE’s main roster shows. Other matches taped by AEW this week for Dark: Elevation include Nyla Rose vs. Rebecca Scott, Zack Clayton vs the Conan Lycan, and Frankie Kazarian vs. Jora Johl. Dalton Castle & The Boys, the ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions, were also in action.

Lince Dorado revealed that he got into wrestling at the age of 16 after seeing a CZW show. Dorado was particularly influenced by a fight against Ruckus and Claudio Castagnoli, better known in WWE as Cesaro. I was 16 at the time, Dorado explained. It was just me and a few others, but I was the youngest. I was 16 but we had a backyard wrestling event, and I recall there was an ECW wrestler there, Tommy, whose name I can’t recall.

He used to wrestle in ECW, but he came to see us. Tommy Dreamer is not one of them. Castagnoli recently had become a free agent after he and WWE were unable to reach an agreement. While Lince Dorado prefers Claudio to be in New Japan or Impact Wrestling, he thinks he can make a significant contribution wherever.

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Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.