During his interview with Planeta Wrestling, Angel Garza stated that despite the obvious similarities between his style and that of Eddie Guerrero’s, Eddie did not have any influence on how he honed his craft. Instead, his influence was largely derived from his uncle, Hector Garza. Here’s what he had to say:
Zero influence. Absolutely nothing. I watched Eddie, Rey and Psicosis matches, a lot of them, but I followed my uncle too. But trust me, the things that Eddie did in the past hasn’t got any relation with my character. When you are authentic, when you make a character like what you want, I think is when you start yo climb and achieve some success. When you start to imitate something that someone did or is doing, that is the moment when a superstar doesn’t give his 100% because he’s thinking what the other superstar is doing. I’m enjoying so much my character. I haven’t been influenced by Eddie, but if I’ve been influenced by someone, it has been by my uncle. I do several things paying tribute to him, like my trousers’ reference or my moonsault. There are two or three details that I do paying tribute to my uncle, but I think that nobody has influenced on how I have built my character.
Credit: Planeta Wrestling. H/T WrestlingInc.