Kalisto is one of the most loved wrestlers in the WWE. The high flying luchador has had a great career with WWE ever since he signed for the company in 2014. He alongside Sin Cara formed a Tag Team by the name of Lucha Dragons, which made their official main roster debut on March 30, 2015.
While people have loved his high flying wrestling style, here are some interesting facts about the wrestler that you may not be aware of.
Kalisto was born on November 14, 1986 and was named Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez. As a child, Kalisto enjoyed playing a wide array of sports including taekwondo, gymnastics, jujutsu, amateur wrestling, and football. All these mixed martial arts and athletics training helped him later in his career. He is married to Abigail Rodriguez
The luchador has a pretty good experience of in-ring wrestling. He made his debut in 2006 for Pro Wrestling and later made a move to AAA where he gained more fame.
Apart from AAA and Pro Wrestling he also wrestled for Evolve and Combat Zone Wrestling as well before making it into NXT. There, he was trained by big names like Billy Gunn, and Dusty Rhodes. Kalisto won his first singles championship by beating Alberto Del Rio on Raw. An interesting part about such an experienced career is that before the singles title he had only won the NXT Tag Team championship with Sin Cara.
Before coming to WWE, Kalisto wrestled under a mask with the name Samuray Del Sol during his time on the independent circuit. However, when he came into WWE, the company decided to repackage him and branded him as Kalisto.
He almost faced death when he wrestled in hardcore wrestling promotion named Desastre Total Ultraviolento. The incident happened when he was trying to pull off a flip from the ring to the floor but unfortunately, his head hit the guardrail. This left him with a concussion and if the jump was a bit more misplaced, it would have taken the life