Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Wrestling / Kalisto

Go To



He made his initial debut in 2006 on the independent circuit as Samuray del Sol. He would later join Wrestling/{{AAA}}, for whom he wrestled as Octagón Jr. He eventually left AAA due to his busy independent schedule, and continued to work for smaller promotions until 2013, when he signed on with WWE's [[Wrestling/WWENXT NXT]] brand, taking on the name Kalisto. In 2014, he, with Wrestling/SinCara, won the NXT Tag Team Championship.

to:

He made his initial debut in 2006 on the independent circuit as Samuray del Sol. He would later join Wrestling/{{AAA}}, for whom he wrestled as Octagón Jr. He eventually left AAA due to his busy independent schedule, and continued to work for smaller promotions until 2013, when he signed on with WWE's [[Wrestling/WWENXT [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] brand, taking on the name Kalisto. In 2014, he, with Wrestling/SinCara, won the NXT Tag Team Championship.


He made his initial debut in 2006 on the independent circuit as Samuray del Sol. He would later join Wrestling/{{AAA}}, for whom he wrestled as Octagón Jr. He eventually left AAA due to his busy independent schedule, and continued to work for smaller promotions until 2013, when he signed on with WWE's Wrestling/{{NXT}} brand, taking on the name Kalisto. In 2014, he, with Wrestling/SinCara, won the NXT Tag Team Championship.

to:

He made his initial debut in 2006 on the independent circuit as Samuray del Sol. He would later join Wrestling/{{AAA}}, for whom he wrestled as Octagón Jr. He eventually left AAA due to his busy independent schedule, and continued to work for smaller promotions until 2013, when he signed on with WWE's Wrestling/{{NXT}} [[Wrestling/WWENXT NXT]] brand, taking on the name Kalisto. In 2014, he, with Wrestling/SinCara, won the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Added DiffLines:


He made his initial debut in 2006 on the independent circuit as Samuray del Sol. He would later join Wrestling/{{AAA}}, for whom he wrestled as Octagón Jr. He eventually left AAA due to his busy independent schedule, and continued to work for smaller promotions until 2013, when he signed on with WWE's Wrestling/{{NXT}} brand, taking on the name Kalisto. In 2014, he, with Wrestling/SinCara, won the NXT Tag Team Championship.

In 2015, he was promoted to the main roster, and in 2016, won the United States Championship twice. In 2017, he won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship for the first time.

----

!!Tropes:

* ArchEnemy: Enzo Amore.
* BridalCarry: In his match with Ryback at Payback, when he's executing his springboard corkscrew to Ryback, who is on the floor, Kalisto can be seen not getting enough height to clear the ropes, his head nearly hitting the ring canvas had it not been for Ryback reaching out and catching him in this hold.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: To Ryback on ''[=SmackDown=]''.
* BreakupBreakout: Okay, so they haven't exactly broken up the Lucha Dragons, but with Sin Cara out that led to Kalisto becoming involved in a feud with Alberto Del Rio and actually winning the US Championship twice!
* CatchPhrase: Whenever he gets any speaking parts, expect him to say something along the lines of, "That's what lucha is! It means to fight!"
* ContinuityNod: Salida del Sol, the name of his standing shiranui finisher, is a nod to his pre-WWE identity of Samuray del Sol.
* CostumePorn: In true Luchador fashion; his Wrestlemania costume deserves special mention.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Tends to get paired against much bigger guys, particularly when it comes to title matches. His feud with Ryback basically only started because Ryback, who is 6'3'' and 291 pounds, wanted to show that size matters, only to get proven wrong on two consecutive [=PPVs=].
* {{Expy}}: Of Wrestling/{{Rey Mysterio|Jr}}. They even sound somewhat alike if you listen to Kalisto talk.
** His ''mask,'' thanks to the flame motifs and crests on top, more resembles [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fc/06/9c/fc069ce361ef3b7d791af47105277c07.jpg the mask]] of [[Wrestling/LuchaUnderground Fenix]].
* ExtremityExtremist: Nearly all of his striking attacks are kicks.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Yup.
* KidAppealCharacter
* PintSizedPowerhouse: At 5'6'' and 170 pounds he's tiny as far as WWE wrestlers go.
* TheQuietOne: Doesn't talk much. Perhaps this is to preserve his mystique as opposed to any sort of language barrier - like Rey, he's of Mexican descent but grew up here in the U.S. (Chicago in his case) and is fluently bilingual.



Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez (born November 14, 1986) is an American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who currently works for Wrestling/{{WWE}} as Kalisto.

to:

[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kalisto_0.png]]


Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez (born November 14, 1986) is an American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who currently works for Wrestling/{{WWE}} as Kalisto.Kalisto.
----

Added DiffLines:

Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez (born November 14, 1986) is an American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who currently works for Wrestling/{{WWE}} as Kalisto.

Showing 5 edit(s) of 5

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report