Angel Garza Claims Eddie Guerrero Has Had "Zero Influence" On His Character

The third generation star has found influence elsewhere...

One of the rising stars over on WWE Raw has been Angel Garza, the charismatic and amorous third generation performer that's managed by Zelina Vega.

Some wrestling fans and media have compared Garza to Eddie Guerrero, in style, but mostly personality and character. In an interview with Planeta Wrestling, Garza dispels that comparison, claiming that "Latino Heat" hasn't had any bearing on how he performs.

"Zero influence. Absolutely nothing," said Garza. "I watched Eddie, Rey and Psicosis matches, a lot of them, but I followed my uncle (Hector Garza) too. But trust me, the things that Eddie did in the past hasn't got any relation with my character. When you are authentic, when you make a character like what you want, I think is when you start yo climb and achieve some success.

"When you start to imitate something that someone did or is doing, that is the moment when a superstar doesn't give his 100% because he's thinking what the other superstar is doing. I'm enjoying so much my character. I haven't been influenced by Eddie, but if I've been influenced by someone, it has been by my uncle. I do several things paying tribute to him, like my trousers' reference or my moonsault. There are two or three details that I do paying tribute to my uncle, but I think that nobody has influenced on how I have built my character."

(Credit to Wrestling Inc for transcription)

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