September 28, 2020

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ANGEL GARZA

Angel Humberto Garza Solano is a 27-year-old professional wrestler from Mexico. Solano is signed to the WWE and performs on RAW under the ring name, Angel Garza.

Solano is a third-generation wrestler and is the grandson of luchador Mike Segura, known as El Ninja. He started wrestling in 2008 under the ring name, El Hijo del Ninja, for Federacion Internacional de Lucha Libre (FILL). The following year he won the 2009 Copa Arena Coliseo Monterrey tournament. Shortly after his tournament win, he won the FILL Light Heavyweight Championship.

From 2015 to 2017, Solano began working for one of Mexico’s largest promotions, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where he used the ring name, Garza Jr. He wrestled the Mexican independent circuit and also wrestled for Impact Wrestling from 2017 to 2019.

In April 2019, it was announced that Garza had signed a contract with WWE and he began working at the company’s Performance Center in Florida. He also changed his ring name to Angel Garza. In June 2019, he competed in the NXT Breakout Tournament. At his debut, Garza defeated Joaquin Wilde in the first round but lost to Jordan Myles in the semifinals.

In November 2019, Garza defeated Tony Nese to become the number one contender for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship held by Lio Rush. Garza failed to defeat Rush the following week on NXT but won the title on the December 11 episode of NXT. Garza lost the title to Jordan Devlin at Worlds Collide on January 25, 2020.

On February 3, 2020, Angel Garza made his main roster debut on RAW. Angel Garza and Andrade formed a tag team to face the Street Profits at WrestleMania 36 but failed to compete due to an injury Andrade sustained. Instead, Garza teamed with Austin Theory but they failed to win the title at WrestleMania.

Angel Garza and Andrade reformed their tag team partnership after Andrade’s return and defeated the Viking Raiders, Cedric Alexander and Ricochet to earn a RAW Tag Team Title shot at SummerSlam against the Street Profits. In August 2019, Garza and Andrade failed to capture the titles at SummerSlam.

Angel Garza
Angel Garza

Stats

Birth Name: Angel Humberto Garza Solano
Born: September 23, 1992 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93kg)
Ring Name(s): Angel Garza, El Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza, Garza Jr
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Wing Clipper

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • The Crash Lucha Libre:
    • The Crash Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Federación Internacional de Lucha Libre:
    • FILL Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Llaves y Candados:
    • LyC Championship (1 time)
    • LyC Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Blitz:
    • PWB Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • WWE:
    • NXT Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)