24/7 Champion; NXT Cruiserweight Champion
Blessed with movie-star good looks, a spectacular sports-entertainment pedigree and machismo to spare, Angel is an attention-getter to the nth degree.
The third-generation luchador, who hails from Mexico’s famed Garza wrestling dynasty, broke into the sport at age 15 and hasn’t looked back. After spending a decade conquering the competition in his homeland, Angel was signed to NXT in 2019, joining a roster that already included his cousin Humberto.
Following in the footsteps of his forefathers — such as his late uncle, former WCW Superstar Hector Garza — Angel proudly embodies the traditions of lucha libre, employing a silky-smooth style of combat that emphasizes attacks from the sky.
In short, Angel’s good and he knows it. He’s not bashful about praising his own abilities or even his cosmetic appeal. Describing himself as having a “pretty face” and a “perfect body,” Angel loves to whip admirers into a frenzy, which sometimes means tearing off his long tights mid-match to expose short trunks.
His bravado paid off when he defeated Lio Rush in December 2019 to capture the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Angel continued to make waves on Monday Night Raw, clashing with the likes of his cousin Humberto, Cedric Alexander and Rey Mysterio while breaking hearts along the way.
Angel formed an exciting tandem with Humberto, and the pair was drafted to SmackDown in the 2021 WWE Draft.
Putting his ego aside, there’s no denying Angel’s preternatural gifts inside the squared circle. Every time the bell rings, Angel gets his wings and prepares for flight, much to the detriment of whoever’s facing him.