It would seem that Andrade "Cien" Almas has found his footing on the Smackdown Live roster
Fightful spoke to multiple people backstage in WWE about Almas, and apparently he's endeared himself to many in control of his fate on the show.
Andrade "Cien" Almas impressed officials, specifically Vince McMahon in recent months with his work with AJ Styles, which directly led to him having a television program with Daniel Bryan while Bryan . There is already an incredible amount of trust put into Almas, even though he could barely get on television his first couple of months on the main roster.
A source inside WWE told Fightful that sometimes Vince McMahon will just see someone and say "I want them up here," without having any semblance of a plan. Other times, Vince McMahon will be told that a talent could be useful and it might be time for them to move up, but if he isn't 100 percent behind them, they'll have nothing. The same source said that in the case of Almas, he was put in a spot where he wasn't expected to shine the way he did, and it made an impression, and that's typically the way that McMahon ends up taking notice of people who come from NXT.
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