The night after Survivor Series an angry Keith Lee with Ricochet wants answers from his fellow teammates from the night before Angel Garza appears to explain that he saw an opportunity and took it. Matchmaker Adam Pearce hears enough to make three matches Ricochet vs Angel Garza 2/3 falls match for TLC in December for tonight Keith Lee & Ricochet vs AJ Styles & Angel Garza. Both teams are shown strategizing during the show it being clear that Ricochet & Lee are on the same page, but Garza and Styles not so much with AJ even complaining to Omos about being apart of the match in the first place.
Surprisingly during the match Angel Garza would walk out on AJ Styles costing his team the match allowing Keith Lee to get a win over the former WWE Champion. The results of this match plant the seeds for future feuds with Garza vs Lee/Styles and continues Ricochet vs Angel Garza. The following week it is announced that Keith Lee will fight AJ Styles at TLC, but Angel still has to answer to AJ on Raw who again applauds the kid for acting before the veteran and not trusting Styles. AJ does warn the youngster to not cross him again and stay out of the way again planting seeds for a possible feud with Styles down the road.
The week before TLC on Raw Garza is the guest on Miz TV with Ricochet and Miz wants to understand where this attitude change had come from for Angel Garza. Miz put over the brains, aggression, and confidence that Garza has shown in the last few months. Ricochet points out that Miz and Garza can keep praising each other or we can talk about the upcoming match this pisses off both Miz & Garza, but this time Garza steps back and wants no part of this leaving Ricochet to The Miz realizing he could have a weaken Ricochet at TLC if he lets Miz handle it. Ricochet would defeat Miz getting a big win ahead of his feud deciding match against Garza at TLC that weekend. Garza would get his first clean win in a while defeating Ricochet at TLC in a 2/3 falls match ending his rivalry with Ricochet.
The following night on Raw Ricochet would begin a feud with his former partner Mustafa Ali and Retribution. Garza would move on handily defeating Bo Dallas, but before the night ends Garza would cost Keith Lee an opportunity to challenge Drew McIntyre at Royal Rumble. Angel would take credit for Lee's recent success point out the tag team match from a few weeks earlier being when Lee's momentum changed. Lee defeated Styles at TLC in a shocking victory and Sheamus would finally challenge his former friend for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble.
Lee is tired of Garza running his mouth and wants him to step up in the ring but that will have to wait until the new year. On the last Raw of 2020, Garza has a match against R-Truth who tries to make a fool out of Garza which forces the aggression to come out of the youngster who finally puts away Truth, but continues the beatdown post match. Going to far with the attack he drops Truth with a hammerlock DDT on the floor shades of his former partner unfortunately Keith Lee is too late to stop him and Garza scampers away.
Over the next week on social media everyone is condemning the actions of Angel Garza even other heels like Sheamus, AJ Styles, Miz & Morrison. Garza opens the year in the main event of the first Raw in 2021 teaming with Sheamus against Drew McIntyre and Keith Lee. Earlier in the show Garza sits down with Tom Phillips to discuss his actions from the week before laying in the idea that he isn't meant to be treated like joke and if Truth wants to be a joke well last week was his punchline. Lee lets his temper get the better of him allowing Sheamus & Garza to get the win finally Garza shows he can co-exist with someone. The following week the match is official Garza vs Keith Lee at the Royal Rumble which angers Angel Garza. It is on this night that a vignette plays showing a tropical area just panning around not really much else. It is also on this night that Garza's anger causes him to drop someone else with a hammerlock DDT on the floor this time Lee gets a little closer to catching him before again he scampers off.
Finally Andrade will start be tied into the story with the vignette hyping his return starting and Garza hitting Andrade's old finisher to injure his opponents. Taking out R-Truth allows fans to get a little breathing room from him and gives other bodies the chance to win the 24/7 championship in his absence. In Part 3, the Road to Wrestlemania begins!!
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