Angel Recalls Being Told He Was 'Too Young' For WWE In 2016

Angel (Formerly Angel Garza) signed with WWE in 2019 after establishing his name in Mexico and IMPACT Wrestling.

Garza became NXT Cruiserweight Champion within months of his television debut and has been regularly featured on television since signing. He is currently teaming with his cousin Humberto with the two coming up in wrestling together, including participating in WWE tryouts years ago.

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Speaking on Table Talk, Angel recalled trying out with his cousin and being told they were too young for the company at the time.

"It was a little confusing because we did three or four tryouts before we came to WWE. The first one, it was 2015 or 16, and they said 'both of you guys are too young, so we're going to wait. We'll call you next year.' That was a soft way to say 'Bye, bye, we don't need you. We don't like you. We don't want you.' Next year, we came to Orlando and we did the whole tryout for the whole week and after that it was the same thing, 'Wait one more year because both of you guys are too young so keep building your names and next year we are going to contact both of you guys.' We're like, 'Okay, this second chance it over, this is like the last chance.' The next year, they contacted us, but I was signed with IMPACT and I told them, 'We have to wait until my contract ends.' After that year, Humberto came first because I was injured with my shoulder, I had surgery on my shoulder and that postponed my introduction to WWE, so Humberto came six months before me and then I came. It was a rough path to walk," said Angel.

Angel is only 29 while Humberto is 26.

Nowadays, WWE is reportedly looking for younger wrestlers to groom through their developmental program.

Angel & Humberto are teaming on WWE SmackDown as Los Lotharios.

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