Santos Escobar retains the NXT Cruise Championship at New Year’s Evil 2021
During the transmission of NXT through USA Network Santos Escobar retained the Cruiser Championship of the black and gold brand after defeating Gran Metalik in a hand-to-hand fight.

Both competitors began the fight by measuring their strength until Santos caught his opponent with a jump and slammed him into the barricade. From there, the Phantom Legacy leader began to dominate the match and even threw Metalik out of the ring. Although Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde tried to intervene Lince Dorado stopped those attacks and when it seemed that Metalik was about to achieve victory Escobar took him from the corner for the Phantom Driver and won by three.

In this way, Santos Escobar continues his reign, which has so far been 224 days. We remember that the Mexican made his debut when the tournament for the Interim Cruise Championship began and defeated Drake Maverick in the final to be crowned champion.