A Mexican professional wrestler who signed a developmental contract with WWE on 19th November 2015, Andrade Cian Almas otherwise debuted his wrestling career when he was just 14 years old. Following his ancestors legacy, Andrade is the third generation of his family to wrestle in WWE. Manuel Alfonzo currently performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Andrade and is also the current WWE United States Champion in his first reign.
Full Name: Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza Nickname: Andrade Cien Almas, Cien, El Idolo, La Sombra Profession: Mexican Professional Wrestler
Andrade “Cien” Almas Entrance Theme Song: “Making A difference”
WWE Debut: 15th May 2018 Trainers: Brilliante, El Satanico, Franco Colombo
Andrade “Cien” Almas Finishing Move
Running Double Knee Smash
Winner of IWGP Intercontinental Championship at New Japan Pro Wrestling
Winner of Torneo Gran Alternative at CMLL (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) in 2007.
Winner of Universal Championship at CMLL (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) in 2011.
Date of Birth: 3rd November, 1989 Current Age: 31 years old (as of 2020) Birth Place: Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Nationality: Mexican Address: Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico Zodiac Sign: Scorpio School: N/A College: N/A Educational Qualification: N/A
Father: Jose Andrade Salas (Brillante) Mother: Name not known Siblings: N/A Andrade “Cien” Almas Girlfriend: N/A Marital Status: Unmarried
Made-up Height: 5’ feet 7” inches Real Height: 5’ feet 6” inches Billed Weight: 95 kg Andrade “Cien” Almas Chest: 56 inches Waist: 38 inches Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Black
Andrade “Cien” Almas Net Worth: $2 Million (approx.)
Wrestler: N/A Hobbies: N/A Food: N/A
Lesser Known Facts
Andrade is the 3rd generation of his family to wrestle in WWE. His father and grandfather being the other were also an avid part of the game.
From the year 2007 to 2015, he wrestled at CMLL (Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) for eight long years.
At CMLL he was known by the nickname La Sombra (his ring name), a Spanish word which means ‘The Shadow.'
During his CMLL years, he was declared champion for three titles at the same time including Mexican National Trios Championship, NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship, and CMLL World Tag Team Championship.
He began learning English when he was sent to WWE performance for the first time.
Andrade was also the part of the first five stars rated matches of the NXT where he defended his NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano in the main event of TakeOver in January 2018.
He was almost on the verge of quitting wrestling because of the limited opportunities in WWE contests and criticism. But then Alberto Del Rio encouraged and motivated him to play and try harder, and wait for his chance to come.