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How injury affected BIG WWE heel turn

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In the dynamic world of WWE, the plans for storylines and character developments are often as unpredictable as the matches themselves.

A recent example of this unpredictability is the impact of Rey Mysterio‘s knee injury on WWE’s plans, particularly concerning Santos Escobar’s heel turn.

WWE Heel Turn: Rey Mysterio’s Injury and Its Impact

Rey Mysterio, a WWE Hall of Famer, recently underwent knee surgery, which is expected to sideline him for 6-8 weeks.

This development came shortly after Mysterio lost the United States Championship to Logan Paul at Crown Jewel on November 5th.

The match saw Escobar leaving brass knuckles on the apron, which Paul used to defeat Mysterio.

The Escobar Turn on WWE SmackDown: A Planned Development

Despite Mysterio’s injury, it appears that the heel turn of Santos Escobar was always in the cards for WWE. The injury did not force a change in this plan; rather, it was a pre-planned storyline development.

If Mysterio had not been injured, WWE would have continued with the story, transitioning into a Rey vs. Escobar narrative at live events, according to a new report from PWInsider.

The Future of LWO and Escobar

With Mysterio out of action, the landscape of WWE is set for some interesting shifts. The Latino World Order (LWO), which Mysterio was a part of, and Escobar’s character will undoubtedly evolve in response to these recent events.


  • What caused Rey Mysterio’s injury?
    • Rey Mysterio underwent knee surgery, but specific details about the cause of the injury have not been disclosed.
  • How long will Rey Mysterio be out of action?
    • Mysterio is expected to be out of action for 6-8 weeks following his knee surgery.
  • Was Santos Escobar’s heel turn a result of Rey Mysterio’s injury?
    • No, Santos Escobar’s heel turn was a planned storyline development and not directly a result of Mysterio’s injury.
  • What has been the reaction to Zelina Vega’s performance?
    • Zelina Vega’s performance during the recent storyline developments has been highly praised internally within WWE.
  • What is the future for the Latino World Order (LWO)?
    • With Rey Mysterio’s absence, the future of the LWO is uncertain, and fans are waiting to see how WWE will adjust the storyline.
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