Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2013-2015)
Valenzuela made his debut in CWF Mid-Atlantic as Manny Garcia on May 17, 2013. Manny lost his debut match against Ric Converse. On May 3, 2014, he defeated Mark James to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Championship. On December 6, 2014, Manny lost the title to Chris Lea. On December 27, 2014, Manny re-captured the TV Championship. On March 21, 2015, Manny lost his title in a Fatal 4 Way where Chet Sterling came out as victorious.
In addition to CWF Mid-Atlantic, Garcia also appeared for promotions including Fire Star Pro Wrestling and OMEGA Championship Wrestling.
In April 2015, it was reported that Valenzuela had signed a contract with WWE.
On April 10 2015, Valenzuela was announced as one of 11 new signings to begin training at the WWE Performance Center.
Wrestling under his real name, Valenzuela made his first appearance on NXT as an enhancement talent, teaming with Elias Samson in a defeat to American Alpha. Valenzuela then began to make frequent appearances at NXT house shows for the rest of 2015 and the early part of 2016.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- "El Jefe"
- Entrance themes
- "No Way" by CFO$ (April 20, 2016–present)