Andrade Almas

Nov 22, 2015 - by Jamie Cruickshank

La Sombra

Real name: Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza
Height: 5’11″
Weight: 180 lbs.
Date of birth: November 3, 1989
Born: Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Pro debut: October 3, 2003
Trained by: El Satanico & Brillante Sr
Finishing move: Sombra Driver

Biography

– Andrade (as Brillante Jr) began competing in the family promotion (Fuego en el Ring) aged just 14
– In 2007, Andrade signed with CMLL, continuing under the Brillante character
– On February 27, 2007, Brillante wrestled his first CMLL match, teaming with Stuka Jr & Valiente to defeat Apocalipsis, Arkangel de la Muerte & Dr X
– In June 2007, Andrade became La Sombra (The Shadow)
– On June 29, 2007, Sombra teamed with Mistico to win the CMLL Torneo Gran Alternativa, defeating Dr Wagner Jr & Mascara Purpura, Heavy Metal & Super Nova and Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia
– At CMLL’s 74th Anniversary Show, Sombra, Alex Koslov & El Sagrado defeated Ephesto, Sangre Azteca & Toscano
– On August 13, 2007, Sombra, El Sagrado & Volador Jr defeated Los Perros del Mal (Damian 666, Halloween & Mr Aguila) to win the Mexican National Trios Titles
– On November 27, 2007, Sombra defeated Hajime Ohara to win the NWA Welterweight Title
– On March 25, 2008, Sombra, El Sagrado & Volador Jr defeated Damian 666, Ephesto & Misterioso II to retain the Mexican National Trios Titles
– On April 30, 2008, Sombra, El Sagrado & Volador Jr defeated El Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara & Valiente to retain the Mexican National Trios Titles
– At CMLL Infierno En El Ring ’08, Sombra, Dr Wagner Jr & Volador Jr defeated Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis, Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero)
– On August 10, 2008, Sombra defeated Sangre Azteca to retain the NWA Welterweight Title
– At CMLL Sin Piedad ’08, Sombra, La Mascara & El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Heavy Metal, Felino & Misterioso II by DQ
– In October 2008, Sombra teamed with Metalik to enter the CMLL Torneo Corona. They defeated Los Perros del Mal (Damian 666 & El Texano Jr), Ephesto & Mephisto and Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Ultimo Guerrero & Olimpico) on their way to victory
– On November 4, 2008, Sombra, El Sagrado & Volador Jr defeated Dragon Rojo Jr, Misterioso II & Olimpico to retain the Mexican National Trios Titles
– On December 17, 2008, Sombra defeated Ephesto to retain the NWA Welterweight Title
– On January 16, 2009, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Averno & Mephisto) to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– Three days later, Sombra defeated Mephisto to retain the NWA Welterweight Title
– On February 13, 2009, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated La Peste Negra (Heavy Metal & Negro Casas) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– On April 7, 2009, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis & Rey Bucanero) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– On June 21, 2009, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– A week later, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated La Peste Negra (Negro Casas & Felino) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– On July 22, 2009, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Averno & Mephisto) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– At CMLL Infierno En El Ring ’09, Sombra, Volador Jr & Mistico defeated Atlantis, Mr Niebla & Ultimo Guerrero
– At CMLL’s 76th Anniversary Show, Sombra, Volador Jr & La Mascara defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Averno, Mephisto & Ephesto)
– At CMLL Sin Salida ’09, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Ephesto & Mephisto) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– On February 1, 2010, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated La Peste Negra (Negro Casas & Felino) to retain the CMLL Tag Team Titles
– At CMLL Homenaje A Dos Leyendas ’10, Sombra defeated Felino in a Mask vs Mask Match
– On May 21, 2010, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada defeated La Ola Amarilla (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Okumura & Taichi) to win the CMLL Trios Titles
– In May 2010, Sombra made his first appearances outside Mexico, competing in New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors Tournament
– On July 19, 2010, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada defeated Felino, Negro Casas & Rey Bucanero to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– On August 3, 2010, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada defeated Damien El Terrible, El Texano Jr & Hector Garza to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– On October 17, 2010, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada defeated Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis, Dragon Rojo Jr & Ultimo Guerrero) to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– On October 29, 2010, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada defeated Los Independientes (El Alebrije, Olimpico & Psicosis) to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– In November 2010, Sombra returned to Japan, competing in the Super J Tag League alongside Mascara Dorada
– At CMLL Sin Piedad ’10, Sombra, El Hijo del Fantasma & La Mascara defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Averno, Ephesto & Mephisto)
– At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom V, Sombra & Mascara Dorada defeated Hector Garza & Jushin Thunder Liger
– On January 23, 2011, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada defeated Tetsuya Naito, Yujiro Takahashi & Okumura in a Captain Falls Match to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– On February 13, 2011, Sombra, La Mascara & Mascara Dorada (now collectively known as La Generacion Dorada) defeated Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis, Dragon Rojo Jr & Ultimo Guerrero) to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– On March 6, 2011, La Generacion Dorada defeated Los Hijos del Averno (Averno, Ephesto & Mephisto) to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– A week later, Sombra defeated Mephisto to win the NWA Historic Welterweight Title
– On March 19, 2011, La Generacion Dorada defeated Averno, Mephisto & Volador Jr to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– On April 10, 2011, Sombra defeated Psicosis to retain the NWA Historic Welterweight Title
– On April 24, 2011, Sombra defeated Atlantis & Volador Jr in an Elimination Match to win the Azteca Title
– In August 2011, Sombra competed in New Japan’s G1 Climax Tournament
– On September 16, 2011, Sombra defeated Averno in the final of a tournament to win the CMLL Campeon Universal Title
– Two days later, Sombra defeated Volador Jr to retain the NWA Historic Welterweight Title
– On January 22, 2012, Sombra defeated Volador Jr to retain the NWA Historic Welterweight Title
– On December 14, 2012, Sombra defeated Tama Tonga to win the CMLL Copa Junior
– On January 20, 2013, Sombra defeated Dragon Rojo Jr to win the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On February 10, 2013, Sombra defeated Mephisto to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On March 15, 2013, Sombra & Volador Jr defeated Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero to win the CMLL Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles
– On May 12, 2013, Sombra fought Azteca Champion Mistico to a time-limit draw
– On May 31, 2013, Sombra defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the IWGP Intercontinental Title
– On June 28, 2013, Sombra defeated Volador Jr to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Title
– On August 13, 2013, Sombra defeated Volador Jr by DQ to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On September 8, 2013, Sombra made his first US appearance, competing on the losing side of a 6-Man Match for UIPW in California
– On September 13, 2013, Sombra defeated Volador Jr in a Mask vs Mask Match
– On March 2, 2014, Sombra defeated Dragon Rojo Jr to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On May 11, 2014, Sombra defeated Rey Escorpion to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– On June 6, 2014, Sombra defeated Volador Jr to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title and win the NWA Historic Welterweight Title
– On June 29, 2015, Sombra defeated Gran Guerrero to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– At CMLL’s 82nd Anniversary Show, La Sombra lost his mask to Atlantis
– On November 19, 2015, it was announced that Andrade had signed a WWE development deal and would soon be appearing in NXT
– Andrade (as Manny Andrade) made his NXT live-event debut in January 2016, defeating Riddick Moss
– In June 2016, vignettes began airing to promote the upcoming debut of Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
– At NXT Takeover: The End, Almas made his official debut, defeating Tye Dillinger
– In July 2017, Almas formed an alliance with Zelina Vega
– At Takeover Brooklyn III, Almas defeated Johnny Gargano

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