Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Angel Garza is one of the many Mexican wrestlers who have made their way to the main roster recently.
Garza was originally brought to Raw by Zelina Vega to face his cousin Humberto Carrillo, now he’s part of Vega’s stable along with Andrade.
Garza’s wrestling persona as a “lady’s man” has some people comparing him to the late, great Eddie Guerrero. Guerrero is someone who many WWE superstars, especially those of Mexican origin, say was influential to their career.
However, according to Garza, Guerrero didn’t really have much of an influence on his career or his current character.
In an interview with Planeta Wrestling, Garza said that he grew up watching Guerrero but that he had “zero influence” on his own career.
“I haven’t been influenced by Eddie, but if I’ve been influenced by someone, it has been by my uncle,” said Garza referring to Hector Garza.
Hector Garza was mostly known for his work in Mexico in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Perros del Mal Producciones, and AAA. He had worked for WWE in the 90’s due to an agreement with AAA.
“I do several things paying tribute to him,” said Garza. “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,” he added.
Garza prefers the idea of “paying tribute” rather than “influenced” as he believes it’s important to develop one’s own character.
“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,” he said.