Andrade has seemingly been on the verge of a breakthrough for some time, and the former NXT Champion certainly isn’t wasting the chance to raise his star as he begins his Raw career in earnest. One week being selected by Raw in the first round of the WWE Draft on Night 2 and subsequently defeating Ali, Andrade knocked off the Superstar who gave him one of his very first rivalries after leaving NXT, Sin Cara, in a showing that certainly caught the attention of the WWE Universe … and one Superstar in particular.
The former NXT Tag Team Champion looked solid in his own in-ring return, showing next to no ring rust and giving Andrade far more of a fight than he anticipated. Andrade rallied down the stretch with the Three Amigos, only to be answered himself with a sunset flip powerbomb off the top turnbuckle. Zelina Vega didn’t wait long to execute the contingency plan, downing Sin Cara with a hurricanrana off the apron to tee him up for Andrade’s Hammerlock DDT. Proof, as ever, that to defeat Andrade, you have to get past Zelina first.
As for that Superstar with his eyes on the action, it turned out to be Humberto Carrillo, Raw’s third-round draftee from 205 Live and a talent with abilities remarkably similar to Andrade’s and Sin Cara’s. Oddly enough, however, the former Cruiserweight didn’t have any fighting words for anybody in the match he’d just watched, instead declaring Andrade and himself future champions. He even had a passive-aggressive measuring stick in mind, predicting he would not be the kind of champion who “plays with fire.” That, for reference, would be Seth Rollins.
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