WWE superstar Angel Garza was a recent guest on ViBe & Wrestling to talk his rise from the NXT Breakout Tournament, to the cruiserweight champion, and finally to the main roster. He also credits his matches against a now departed Lio Rush as a reason he got so popular with fans. Highlights are below.
On what he expects in his future:
It is as I expected or even better. The end of 2019 and the beginning of this year for me, it has been surprise, after surprise, after surprise. That is a motivation, but at the same time, a lot of commitment to me, as I know I have a huge company behind me. They trust me. I think I shouldn’t lower my guard at this moment because if I settle, I would lose those opportunities.
His performance in the Breakout tournament:
Everything started with the Breakout Tournament, that unfortunately was not achieved, but then came the Cruiserweight Championship, my first NXT TakeOver that was Worlds Collide, and I got called to the main roster, and finally I am in the RAW banner on the website. It’s like, ‘Let me stop for a while and enjoy the moment.’ I am proud because we bring the flag of Latinos well high, and we are showing that we’re not playing anymore.
His matches against Lio Rush and favorite opponents:
Regarding the weight of my opponent, the favorite, it has been between Kevin Owens and when I ‘retired’, Rey Mysterio for some months,” Garza said. “But if we are talking about pure wrestling, I think the match that put my career on the map was the one against Lio Rush, when we left our souls in the ring for more than 15 to 20 minutes, and the people were at the edge of their seats. I think those shows for me were pure adrenaline running through my veins. That was something really impressive, believe me. There are few words to describe that, but those encounters have been my favorites. Not just in WWE, but in my entire career.
Full interview is below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)