This week Angel Garza made his debut on Raw. Even though NXT is not the development brand for Raw and SmackDown anymore, let’s still call it a “call-up” since he moved from NXT (and 205 Live) to Raw.
In this week’s episode of Raw, Garza came out together with Zelina Vega (since Andrade is currently suspended) and confronted Humberto Carrillo and also attacked him. Rey Mysterio came out to save Carrillo and then had a match with Garza. At the end of the fight, Garza performed a Hammerlock DDT on the concrete floor what led to a DQ. We’ll now look at his career in the WWE so far and also shortly discuss his future in the WWE.
Time in the WWE until now
In April 2019 Garza signed a contract with WWE and in June he made his debut on NXT as he was part of the NXT Breakout Tournament. However, in the semi-finals, he lost to Jordan Myles who then won this tournament. In August he debuted on 205 Live and two months later Garza bet Tony Nese to become the number one contender for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship and started a feud with the champ, Lio Rush.
One week later he lost his first title match against Rush, but he defeated the champ in December in the second title match. However, at this year’s PPV Worlds Collide on January 25, he lost the NXT Cruiserweight in a fatal four-way match to Jordan Devlin. This week, he debuted on Raw as already explained and his match against Mysterio ended with a DQ victory for the Master of the 619.
What’s next for him
His debut was quite impressive as he perfectly acted as a heel and also the Hammerlock DDT against one of the greatest babyfaces Mysterio was great. The match itself was also good and he showed off a good performance overall.
In general, it would quite make sense to put him at first into a feud with Humberto Carrillo since both are great in-ring athletes and it could help both performers. Besides, I could quite imagine that after Andrade’s return, Garza also becomes a part of the whole storyline around the US Championship with Andrade, Mysterio and Carrillo which could lead, for example, to a fatal four-way match at WrestleMania for the United States Championship. However, we’ll see what WWE’s real plan for Garza is in the upcoming weeks and months.