Since winning the NXT Cruiserweight Championship back in December, Angel Garza has been a breakout star in WWE and has featured prominently on Monday Night Raw since debuting on the red brand in February. He has picked up wins over the likes of Humberto Carrillo, Akira Tozawa, and Kevin Owens and is seemingly set for his next big-time feud with tag team partner Andrade as Zelina Vega's faction continues to crumble.
Vince McMahon has been impressed by the former El Hijo del Ninja and Alex McCarthy at talkSPORT revealed the boss sees him as a "young Eddie Guerrero." Both Guerrero and Garza come from legendary wrestling families and Angel's charisma has been compared to the WWE Hall of Famer's.
Garza would disagree that he is a young Eddie Guerrero, however, as he recently told Planeta Wrestling that the former WWE Champion has had "zero influence" on his character or his career.
The former NXT Cruiserweight Champion said: "Zero influence. Absolutely nothing. I watched Eddie, Rey and Psicosis matches, a lot of them, but I followed my uncle 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 your 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 percent 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."
H/T to WrestlingInc. for the transcription