Andrade is a one-time NXT Champion. He previously wrestled for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) from 2007 until 2015 under the ring name La Sombra (Spanish for "The Shadow"). He made his professional wrestling debut a month before his 14th birthday and worked initially as Brillante Jr.
In 2007 he began working for CMLL as La Sombra and was met with in-ring success as he won the 2007 Torneo Gran Alternativa tournament, the 2011 Universal Championship and at one point he was a triple champion; holding the Mexican National Trios Championship, NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship and CMLL World Tag Team Championship at the same time.
He also made appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a former IWGP Intercontinental Champion. During a long interview with Super Luchas, Andrade commented on rumors of an NXT Mexico brand: “I have also heard the rumors.
It would be good for Latinos and Mexicans to have a Performance Center in Mexico to make the transition easier when they arrived in the United States. What I don’t know is if the Mexican fans would accept it, but every time we go to Mexico we have a great atmosphere in the arena, a lot of people go to our shows. We can form a stable with other Mexicans like Humberto, like Garza, like Hijo del Fantasma”.