The Lucha Dragons were a Mexican American professional wrestling tag team in WWE, consisting of Kalisto and Sin Cara. They previously wrestled in WWE's developmental territory NXT, where they were one-time NXT Tag Team Champions. Their name is a reference to their lucha libre style of wrestling. They won the NXT tag titles after defeating former champions The Ascension on September 11, 2014 at NXT Takeover:Fatal 4-Way.
The team announced on July 18, 2016 that they dissolving as tag team after entering the 2016 WWE Draft Lottery as solo competitors. The following day during the draft, Sin Cara was drafted to Raw and Kalisto was drafted to SmackDown.
NXT Tag Team Champions (2014–2015)
After WWE's release of Luis Urive on March 26, 2014, Jorge Arias (formerly known as "Hunico" and previously portrayed Sin Cara) reprised the Sin Cara character towards the end of 2013. After a brief winning streak, as 2014 progressed, Sin Cara was unsuccessful in winning four battles royal: the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX, a battle royal for the WWE United States Championship in May, a Money in the Bank qualifying battle royal in June, and a battle royal for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Battleground.
On the July 24 episode of NXT, after failing to win the NXT Tag Team Championship from The Ascension with his former partner El Local at NXT Takeover on May 29, Kalisto announced he and El Local had parted ways and revealed Sin Cara as his new partner.
Over the next weeks, Kalisto and Sin Cara won a tournament to become the number one contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship. On September 11 at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way, Kalisto and Sin Cara, now billed together as "The Lucha Dragons", defeated The Ascension to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions, their first WWE titles. They successfully defended their titles in a rematch against The Ascension two weeks later on the September 25th episode of NXT, winning the match after Hideo Itami distracted The Ascension. They then began a rivalry with The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch), which culminated in a title match at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution in which the Lucha Dragons retained.
The Lucha Dragons lost the titles to Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake on the January 15, 2015 episode of NXT. They then lost a rematch to Blake and Murphy at NXT TakeOver: Rival The duo then began to appear less frequently on NXT, losing a number one contenders tag-team match to Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady on the March 11 episode. During this period they also began to appear infrequently on WWE's main roster show Main Event, winning matches against the likes of The Ascension.
Main roster (2015–2016)
The Lucha Dragons made their official main roster debut on the March 30, 2015 episode of Raw, the night after WrestleMania 31. They teamed with The New Day to defeat the team of The Ascension, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd in an 8-man tag-team match, with Kalisto scoring the pinfall. During the match, the crowd was chanting Lucha (which is their catchphrase). On the April 20th episode of Raw, The Lucha Dragons lost to The New Day in a Number 1 contender's match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
- Double-team finishing moves
- Salida del Sol by Kalisto followed by a Falling Star by Sin Cara
- Roll Up Into A Deadlift Powerbomb Sincara Into A Corkscrew Crossbody Kalisto
- Finisher Moves
- Entrance themes
- "Lucha Lucha" by CFO$ (September 11, 2014–present)
Championships and accomplishments
- WWE NXT