Bandit recently announced his entry into the American company All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has expanded the number of Mexicans on North American soil.
In All Elite Wrestling there is also Penta el Zero Miedo, his brother Rey Fénix, in recent months the white bull Rush has arrived and until now the idol Andrade is still in the company.
They aren’t the only Mexican wrestlers in the United States, their global entertainment company, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), has Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza, and their cousins Ángel Garza and Humberto Carrillo in its ranks.
Being in WWE and AEW represents not only a higher career for wrestlers and a better economic situation, but also experience in the ring and the international rose.
Corporate America opened the doors to these nine fighters for one reason only: their quality on the field as well as their being an option for Latino fans.
El Bandido had already ventured into North American soil in independent companies with good results. In Mexico he was part of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and later worked for Triple A.
Penta el Zero Miedo, in addition to being part of AEW, also led Triple A’s breakthrough event last October at Triplemanía XXX where he unmasked Villain IV.
Rey Fénix dominates aerial combat and takes it to All Elite Wrestling where he is a tag team champion with Penta el Zero Miedo. It has had great growth in recent years.
The discipline and insolence of White Rush’s bull is not in question, he already showed it in Ring of Honor (ROH) where he was world champion and is now part of All Elite Wrestling.
Andrade, the idol moved from WWE to the independent field and later to AEW, there was a locker room issue that kept him out of the ring, but fans know his quality and talent.
Angel Garza’s entry into World Wrestling Entertainment came as a surprise to many, but his wrestling school and charisma took him to the highest stage of the sport.
His cousin, Humberto Garza, also came to WWE, and company executives saw the quality in him to be part of their roster. He and Ángel Garza shared the ring within the company.
After losing his mask in Mexico, the son of a ghost signed with WWE where he was initially in NXT development as Santos Escobar to finally make it to SmackDwn. Raul Mendoza came with him.
The US path is clearly the growth of the Mexican fighters and they have known how to position themselves on North American soil in completely different companies and fans.
The challenge now is to reach superstar spots in WWE as well as in AEW to show that a Mexican fighter is as good as an American with and without a mask.
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