Ultimo Dragon is, sadly, a wrestler who doesn’t seem to get the kudos he deserves. History has been far kinder to WCW cruiserweights like Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho and Eddie Guerrero, whilst Dragon is often left out of the picture (probably because he wasn’t a success in WWE like the other three).
But don’t let the lack of recognition fool you. When he was on, Dragon was as good as anybody else, be they cruiserweight or heavyweight. One of the first to truly blend the Japanese, Mexican and American styles, he was a hybrid wrestler of the highest calibre, a man who routinely had great matches and captured many championships in the process.
His WWE run seems to have eroded the memory of his superlative performances against the likes of Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, Psicosis and Eddie Guerrero, which is a shame. Ultimo was something