Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza, a Mexican professional wrestler whom we professionally knew as Andrade is currently signed to WWE.
He performs on the Raw Brand with the ring name “Andrade,” who is a current WWE United States Championship titleholder.
Mexican professional wrestler is a third-generation wrestler who had performed on several promotions and won several championship titles in his career.
Andrade: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza|
|Date of Birth||November 3, 1989|
|Marital Status||Relationship with Charlotte Flair|
|Birthplace||Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico|
|Net Worth||$39 Million|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight|| 210lb (95 kg)
Early Life of Andrade
The recent WWE United States Championship Andrade was born on November 3, 1989. This Mexican Champion grew up in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico.
Andrade was a son of Jose Andrade Salsa, who was a former wrestler known as Brillante. He became the third generation of this family to have a part in Lucha libre.
Many of his relatives were also professional wrestlers. As the Lucha libre usually were a face mask for their secretive nature, the Andrade’s siblings are also professional wrestlers.
Andrade Age and Body Measurements
The son of former wrestler Jose Andrade Salsa, Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza, is now 30 years of age. He has an average body height of 5 feet and 9 inches, i.e., 1.75 meters. Andrade has a total body weight of 95 kg, i.e., 210 pounds.
This professional wrestler from Mexico has a chest size of 56 inches, a waist size of 38 inches, and a biceps size of 22 inches. Andrade has the brown colored eye.
Andrade Professional Wrestling Career
Early Career (2003 – 2007)
Manuel Alfonso, with the support of his father, uncles, and grandfather as a former wrestler, he also began his wrestling training since his early age.
He began his first-ever professional debut on October 3, 2003. Andrade started a professional career with a ring name “Brillante Jr.” in honor of his father.
During his early career, he made a storyline rivalry with his uncle, whose ring name was “Zafio”. He won his first headline match defeating Zafio and shaved off his hair after the match as the tradition of Lucha libre.
Brillante Jr. again won another match where he made a masked wrestler unmask in the middle of the ring. During his early career, he even competed as a masked wrestler.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2010 – 2015)
La Sombra (Andrade) was selected for New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 2010 in a tournament of Best of the Super Juniors XVII. The tournament lasted from May 30 to June 16, 2010, in Japan.
He gained only six points and led him out of the tournament. La Sombra teamed with Mascara Dorada in a Super J Tag League, where they finished up with third positioning.
He returns to Japan to take part in Fantastica Mania 2012, where he successfully defends the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship title against Volador Jr.
La Sombra challenges Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in January 2013. On the final night, he successfully defeats Dragon Rojo Jr. to win NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Andrade began his WWE career joining as a part of NXT on November 19, 2015. He made his WWE ring debut at NXT on January 8, 2016, under the ring name “Manny Andrade,” defeating Riddle Moss.
Manny Andrade was qualified for NXT Championship on a fatal four-way match by defeating No Way Jose but was eliminated by Roderick Strong.
He got another chance to win the NXT Championship title against Drew McIntyre at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. Andrade successfully defeated Drew McIntyre and won the NXT Championship title for the first time.
United States Champion (2019 – Present)
Andrade with his manager and partner Vega drafted to Raw in 2019. He then became the United States Championship quickly after defeating Rey Mysterio on December 26.
He then successfully defended his United States Championship title against Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo. The United States Champion was suspended for 30 days for violating WWE’s Wellness Policy.
Achievements and Championship of Andrade
- NXT Match of the Year in 2018 vs. Johnny Gargano
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
- CMLL Universal Championship in 2011
- CMLL World Tag Team Championship with Volador Jr.
- Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre World Trios Championship with Mascara Dorada and La Mascara
- Mexican National Trios Championship with El Sagrado and Volador Jr
- NWA World Welterweight Championship
- NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship
- La Copa Junior in 2012
- Two times the winner of NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship
- Cuadrangular de Parejas of 2012 with Omar Brunetti
- Reyes del Aire in 2013 and 2015
- Torneo Corona in 2008 with Metalik
- Torneo Gran Alternativa in 2007 with Mistico
- CMLL Bodybuilding Contest in 2012
- CMLL Tag Team of the Year in 2009 with Volador Jr
- Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles in 2013 with Volador Jr
- CMLL Technico of the Year in 2010
- CMLL Trio of the Year in 2010 with Mascara Dorada and La Mascara
Lucha Libre Azteca
- LLA Azteca Championship
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
- IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No.13 in the PWI 500 in 2018
World Wrestling Entertainment
- NXT Championship
- WWE United States Championship
- NXT Year-End Award
Andrade Net Worth
This Mexican professional wrestler and a third-generation wrestler with a fantastic career have a total estimated net worth of $39 Million.
Social Media Presence
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