Why AEW Should Sign Oraculo and Pair Him With Serpentico
We previously published a brief profile of All Elite Wrestling’s newest star, Serpentico. The man behind the mask, Jon Cruz, impressed everybody with his highflying arsenal and great match-pace against Scorpio Sky. Meanwhile, Serpentico is not the only wrestler that AEW should sign, they could have, Jay Rios aka Oraculo.
Oraculo is the current The Crash Lucha Libre Cruiserweight Champion in Tijuana. He is of Puerto Rican descent, wrestling all over Mexico, Florida, and California. Rios was previously a masked wrestler, but in the past years, lost his mask in a Lucha de Apuestas in The Crash.
Rios has been part of the same core of Lucha Libre stars as Serpentico. The Florida group, Lucha World Order includes both Oraculo (Jay Rios) & Serpentico (Jon Cruz), alongside WWE Superstar, Lince Dorado, and arguably the best Puerto Rican wrestler of the current era, Mecha Wolf 450 (John Yurnett). While Serpentico has experimented more in the United State independent scene, Oraculo has exploded in Mexico.
Orcaulo trained alongside Serpentico in Team 3D Academy. In PWX in North Carolina, they teamed up and won the tag team titles as the stable, Los Ben Dejos (as Eddie Rios and Jay Cruz). Throughout 2014, the pair of Puerto Ricans was successful, until losing the titles against a tag team that included AEW Tag Team Champion, Adam Page.
In Mexico, Oraculo blossomed in one of its regulars, alongside rising stars like Flamita, Bandido, and Rey Horus. He lost his mask against Black Danger in 2017 at one point. He was slowly losing his passion for wrestling, but, then 2019 came.
He wrestled in the International Grand Prix of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), which included stars like former Ring of Honor World Champion, Jay Briscoe, and Matt Taven. Moreover, in The Crash, he won the cruiserweight championship, after beating Jonathan Gresham. When Major League Wrestling (MLW) landed in Tijuana during the pandemic, he too wrestled in that show in Tijuana.
Why pairing him with Serpentico in AEW? It would add another Lucha Libre team to the AEW Tag Team division. Moreover, it could give Serpentico a feud or a team to rise through the ranks of the company. Both have known each other for over 10 years and more. The matches that they could have could elevate their talent. Moreover, it could add a great rivalry for the Lucha Brother (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) in AEW. That’s the case for bringing Oraculo to the forefront of AEW Dynamite.