Recently, I have heard and seen a lot of praise for NXT champion Andrade 'Cien' Almas for his in ring work and his entertaining character. Having seen him before on the special USA Network edition of NXT, I could understand this sentiment but I never noticed how good he was. Even as he had his main event match against Johnny Gargano that really got people talking and gave high praise towards. Don't get me wrong, he seemed like he knew what he was doing, but I didn't know how capable he was... Then I saw him in this year's Royal Rumble and the way he wrestled and worked in the ring and I have to say: Yes, the hype is real. Andradre Almas is a strong in ring competitor and even seems to have the character to work too. A part of me feels that once he debuts full time, he's going to be huge. We've always heard about WWE wanting a new latino face that fans would pay to see. Rey served as this for a time but left after growing stale, Sin Cara fell flat on it's face, Del Rio is likely never coming back unless he gets in the Hall of Fame and Kalisto is looking more and more of a bust each day. With this in mind? Why not Andrade Almas? He's comfortable in the ring, entertaining to watch and listen to and with Zelina Vega by his side, there's no telling what he could do. I honestly think he has the potential of becoming the latino Shawn Michaels, a show-stopping, walking, talking, living, breathing MOTN candidate that fans of all kinds can celebrate for his many accomplishments and feats. He may have the power to cause controversy with the antics he gets himself into, who knows? One day, he too could hold onto the world title and have a strong reign on top. Whether it happens or not, I don't know for sure. It may seem like it's a bit of hyperbole giving Almas all this praise and hype for a RR match appearance that (let's face it) is a one-off at best. But I hope that the day he comes up, he's given the welcome mat to success and does well for himself. If he makes it big, that's great: If he's a world champion? Even better. But after the Royal Rumble, I hope to one day see Andrade Almas again on WWE. Be it on RAW or SmackDown and wish him well wherever his career takes him.