In a uncommon ladder match, WWE’s Andrade took a nasty hit whereas falling off of 1 steel instrument and onto one other in his match in opposition to Rey Mysterio. We’ve bought 5 issues to learn about Andrade.
Wrestling followers have been in for fairly a experience on WWE’s Monday Night Raw on Jan. 20. Current WWE United States champion Andrade, 30, was there to defend his title belt in opposition to rival Rey Mysterio. In one of the thrilling battles followers have ever seen, the boys squared off in a uncommon ladder match. The title belt was hung excessive above the boys within the middle of the ring, and the pair needed to battle one another up the ladder to succeed in it, whereas two different ladders spanned the size of the ring horizontally, which made for some brutal and painful falls.
At one level, the wrestlers have been on the prime of the ladder when Rey pulled Andrade — actual identify Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza — down with him, inflicting them each to land on one of many ladders under. Andrade impacted onerous, and appeared to land on his neck. But the boys stored at it, taking onerous falls, particularly from excessive as much as get that belt. In the tip, Andrade nabbed it and retained his title. We’ve bought 5 issues to learn about him.
1. Andrade comes from a protracted line of household wrestlers in Mexico. His father Jose Andrade Salas wrestled below the identify Brillante in lucha libre, Mexico’s skilled wrestling that dates again to the early 20th century and entails the sporting of masks. Andrade’s grandfather José Andrade, wrestled as “El Moro.” He had a number of different relations, together with uncles who additionally wrestled in lucha libre.
2. Andrade made his skilled wrestling debut at 13.
Since so lots of his members of the family wrestled, he grew to become accustomed to the game from a younger age. He started to coach for a profession within the sport as a pre-teen and made his skilled debut one month earlier than he turned 14. The younger luchador took on the identify Brillante Jr. in honor of his father. He later modified it to La Sombra (“The Shadow”), and the masked character later took residence championships in his native Mexico and Japan.
3. Andrade joined the WWE in 2015. He signed a developmental take care of the group and made his NXT:Take Over debut on April 1, 2016 in Dallas, TX. He additionally had his ring named modified from La Sombra to Andrade “Cien” Almas. Andrade went on to win the NXT Championship on the NXT Take Over: WarGames in 2017. In 2018 he was drafted throughout the Superstar Shake-Up to the Smackdown model. In April 2019 throughout the next Superstar Shake-Up, he was drafted to the Raw model.
4. Andrade’s enterprise affiliate and fellow wrester Zelina Vega has been by his aspect since 2017. Zelina grew to become his heel supervisor in 2017 and the 2 have wrestled as a crew. She’s know for being artful and crafty, however she’s not Andrade’s love curiosity.
5. Andrade is engaged to fellow WWE star Charlotte Flair. He popped the query on New Year’s Eve and tweeted “She said siiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!” on Jan. 1, 2020. Charlotte, 33, shared an Instagram pic that very same day, kissing her new fiance on the cheek with the caption “Si. @andradealmas #loveofmylife” (Si is Spanish for “yes”). In one other IG pic from their engagement night, Charlotte wrote, “I feel so special. @andradealmas #happynewyear Love you bae 🦋.”