– New WWE talent Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza, known to wrestling fans as La Sombra, recently did an e-mail interview with Jim Varsallone of The Miami Herald. The full interview is at this link. Below are highlights with Oropeza’s answers translated from Spanish:
JV: What do you enjoy most about what you do and what will you bring to WWE?
LS: “I really enjoy everything about this profession. From the training I do preparing for my matches, to the time I spend in the dressing room getting ready, right up until I make my entrance to the ring and the final bell rings. Wrestling is my passion and what I love. Fans can expect me to bring my high-flying luchador techniques and a brand new character from my time in CMLL [Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre].”
JV: What advantages do you have being from a wrestling family?
LS: “Wrestling is in my blood and is who I am. It is my life and not only my job but my passion as well. This does not necessarily give me an advantage over others. I still have to work hard at my craft and soak in everything from the great coaches and trainers at the WWE Performance Center.”
JV: What do you think about the WWE Performance Center compared to places you trained?
LS: “The WWE Performance Center is absolutely magnificent and like nothing I have ever seen or trained at before. It will allow me to work on the physical part of my training at the world-class gym, my in-ring skills with the seven full-size training rings and my character development in the green rooms. Furthermore, while I am here, I will be immersed in the professional development program they offer that focuses on life skills, education, wellness and career success. Anything you could ever need in the sports entertainment industry is right here for me, and I look forward to taking advantage of all it has to offer.”
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