He worked in Mexico and Japan under the ringname Dos Caras, Jr. before being signed to the WWE.
He competed as a professional Mixed Martial Artist and had a record of nine wins and five losses.
He has a younger brother, Guillermo, who also signed to wrestle for WWE. He got engaged to fellow WWE diva Paige in October 2016; but they later broke up in 2017.
He defeated John Cena in August of 2012 to win the WWE Championship.