Kalisto Bio, Facts, Career, Age, Achievements, Personal Life, Net Worth

Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez is a famous professional wrestler from America whom we best know for his reign on World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name “Kalisto.”

Kalisto is currently active on World Wrestling Entertainment under the SmackDown brand. He wears a face mask during his ring match to keep his identity hidden from others.

Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez
Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez

Rodriguez is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion who has also been to several other wrestling promotions and won many championship titles to prove his skill and passion for wrestling.

Kalisto: Quick Facts

Full Name  Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez
Net Worth  $1 Million
Date of Birth  November 14, 1986
Marital Status  Married to Abigail Rodriguez
Birthplace  Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ethnicity  White
Professions  Professional Wrestler
Nationality  American
Eye Color  Black
Hair Color  Brown
Build  Athletic
Height  5 Feet 6 inches (168 cm)
Weight  77 Kg (170 pounds)
Body Measurement

Under Review

Online Presence

Facebook: 825 K Followers

Instagram: 1.4 Million Followers

Twitter: 291.8 K Followers

Horoscope  Scorpio

Early Life of Kalisto

Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez, aka, Kalisto, was born on November 14, 1986, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Although he was born in America, he is a Mexican-American as he spent five years in Mexico.

Rodriguez is a big fan of Mexican professional wrestling and wrestlers; that is why his outlook matches the wrestlers of Mexico. During his high-school and movement to the United States, he began to watch World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and got influenced on wrestling.

Kalisto was a big fan of Rey Mysterio, Sabu, and Rob Van Dam, and after his completion of the study, he began to train as them and made himself as them. He was also good at gymnastics, taekwondo, jujutsu, amateur wrestling, and lastly, American football.

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How old is Kalisto? – Age, Height, and Measurements

The muli-talented and former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Kalisto, has reached 33 years of age. Kalisto has an average body height of 5 feet and 6 inches with an average body weight of 77 kg, i.e., 170 pounds.

The body measurement of Emanuel is still under review, but we do know his eye color is black and has brown hair although he wears a full face covered mask.

Kalisto Professional Wrestling Career

Kalisto Flying
Kalisto Flying

Rodriguez quickly began his professional wrestling training at Windy City Pro Wrestling’s (WCPW) school in Chicago since 2006. He got training from a former AAA luchador, also known as Lucha Libre.

After only three weeks of training, he had his first debut match in WCPW. During that time, his ring name was Samuray del Sol, simply Samuray, the combination of Mexican and Japanese. Since the early age of his career, he began to wear a face mask.

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (2011 – 2013)

Samuray made his AAA debut on August 19, 2012, in a six-man tag team match where he was a member of team Joe Lider and Juventud Guerrera, where they were defeated. He competes on several other tag team matches but could not win any of them.

He was then spotted by AAA booker Konnan who offered him the main roaster match during his training with Teddy Hart in Canada. Samuray requested Octagon to train him further, which Octagon accepted as he was impressed by Samuray.

While El Consejo was ambushing the octagon, Samuray helped him by chasing out the El Consejo. And since that, Samuray was renamed to “Octagon Jr.”

World Wrestling Entertainment

Rodriguez signed a developmental contract with WWE on May 26, 2013, where he was assigned to NXT developmental promotion. He was named “Kalisto,” which is now famous all around the world.

Kalisto has his NXT debut match on September 20, where he defeated Baron Corbin at a live event. He and El Local became a tag team partner with whom they had a chance to win NXT Tag Team Championship but was defeated by The Ascension.

Getting parted with El Local, Kalisto became teamed up with Sin Cara with whom he won his first NXT Tag Team Championship title on September 11. Later on January 15, 2015, they lost the title to Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy.

Again after getting parted with Sin Cara, he challenged Alberto Del Rio for the United States Championship title, which he won on the second attempt. He also won WWE Cruiserweight Championship, defeating Amore in a main event lumberjack match on October 9.

Achievements and Championship of Kalisto

United States Champ
United States Champ

Gladiadores Aztecas de Lucha Libre Internacional

  1. GALLI Championship

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  1. Ranked No.25 in the PWI 500 in 2016

World Wrestling Entertainment

  1. NXT Tag Team Championship with Sin Cara
  2. WWE Cruiserweight Championship
  3. Two times the WWE United States Championship
  4. Winner of the Slammy Award for OMG Shocking Moment of the year in 2015
  5. NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament in 2014 with Sin Cara

Other Accomplishments

  1. Winner of Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup in 2012
  2. Winner of King of Flight Tournament in 2013

Personal Life of Kalisto

Kalisto is a married professional wrestler with Abigail Rodriguez with whom he currently resides in Orlando, Florida, United States.


Kalisto Net Worth

This high-flying and gymnasium superstar having a fantastic career on World Wrestling Entertainment no doubt earn a hefty amount of money. So, the total estimated net worth of Kalisto is $1 Million.

Social Media Presence

Facebook: 825 K Followers

Instagram: 1.4 Million Followers

Twitter: 291.8 K Followers



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