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. Speaking on Super Luchas, he reflected on teaching Charlotte Flair Mexican-style wrestling: “As we live in Orlando we train at the Performance Center.
She helps me a lot, gives me advice on how to handle the cameras, the promos. She knows a lot about all that. And I have taught her what I learned in Mexico and Japan. Moves, holds, how to get hit, how to hit, how to show more personality, many things she likes.
She gives me advice, I give her advice. We are always helping each other, and that benefits us a lot in the relationship we currently have”.