Since being brought over to SmackDown LIVE from NXT by way of last month’s Superstar Shake-up, Andrade “Cien” Almas and his business associate Zelina Vega have not been featured on the show other than pre-taped promos. That all changes next week as it was announced during last night’s episode of SmackDown LIVE that “El Idolo” and Vega will be making their debut on the blue brand on next Tuesday’s show from London, England.
— WWE (@WWE) May 9, 2018
On their debut, Vega tweeted the following:
— Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) May 9, 2018
Here is WWE.com’s preview on their SmackDown LIVE debut:
Zelina Vega has told the WWE Universe that Andrade “Cien” Almas will show up when he’s good and ready. Well, the time has apparently come, as El Idolo will make his SmackDown LIVE debut next Tuesday in London, England.
The Mexican grappler was a standout in NXT, where he captured the NXT Championship and took part in several thrilling contests. After joining Team Blue in the Superstar Shake-up, Almas is out to show that he can hang with SmackDown LIVE’s elite.
What kind of first impression will El Idolo make? Find out next Tuesday at 8/7 C on SmackDown LIVE on USA Network!
Almas hasn’t wrestled since losing the NXT Championship to Allister Black at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans last month. They were given a farewell from NXT on the April 18 episode as Vega and Andrade tapped out simultaneously to the Gargano-Escape from Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano.