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Levis Valenzuela Jr. (May 30, 1988) is a American professional wrestler previously signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name No Way Jose.

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2013-2015)

Valenzuela made his debut in CWF Mid-Atlantic as Manny Garcia on May 17, 2013, where he lost his match against Ric Converse. On May 3, 2014, Garcia defeated Mark James to win the CWF Mid-Atlantic Television Championship. On December 6, 2014, Garcia lost the title to Chris Lea. On December 27, 2014, Garcia re-captured the TV Championship. On March 21, 2015, Garcia lost his title in a fatal four-way, ending with Chet Sterling as the victor.

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.

World Wrestling Entertainment

NXT (2015–2018)

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.

In April 2016, vignettes began to air hyping the debut of Valenzuela, now repackaged as No Way Jose. He made his official debut on the April 20, 2016 episode of NXT, defeating Alexander Wolfe.

Raw (2018–2020)

Jose debuted on the April 9 episode of Monday Night RAW, defeating John Skyler. On the May 14 episode of RAW, Jose competed in a Triple Threat Money In The Bank Qualifying match against Bobby Roode and Baron Corbin. During the December 28 episode of RAW, Jose competed in a Number One Contendership Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship. The following year Jose competed on the May 20 episode of RAW for the WWE 24/7 Championship. He also competed in the 50-Man Battle Royal held at the 2019 Super Show-Down event. Jose also competed in a 20-Man Battle Royal Number One Contendership match for the United States Championship held during the second annual Crown Jewel pay-per-view. Jose competed in for the 24/7 Championship for the second and final time in 2020 on the January 27, episode of RAW, losing to Mojo Rawley. His final match was on the April 13 episode of RAW, losing a singles match against Bobby Lashley. Two days later on April 15 Jose was released by WWE.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As No Way Jose
      • Fastball Punch/The Pitch / ¡Toma! (Knockout punch, with theatrics)
      • Cobra Clutch Slam
    • As Manny Garcia
  • Entrance themes
    • "No Way" by CFO$ (April 20, 2016–2020)

Championships and accomplishments

External links

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