Meet WWE’s Newest International Signing, CMLL And New Japan Star La Sombra


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WWE got a little more INGOBERNABLE on Thursday with the announcement of the signing of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and New Japan Pro Wrestling star La Sombra.

According to an announcement made on, La Sombra, real name Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza, has reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and will join NXT probably sooner rather than later.

From the announcement:

Formerly known as “La Sombra,” Oropeza is a third-generation luchador whose grandfather, father, uncles and cousins all competed in Mexico. Oropeza signed with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in 2007 at age 17, where he trained under El Satanico. While there, he held many titles, including the CMLL Trio and Tag Team titles and the NWA Welterweight and Middleweight titles.

The WWE Performance Center’s newest luchador also brings experience from Japan; Oropeza made multiple trips to Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)…

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