Samuray Del Sol is a Mexican American professional wrestler. His ring name is Spanish for "Samuray of the Sun". He made his professional wrestling debut in 2006, working under a mask on the Midwestern United States independent circuit. Having established himself as one of the top high-flyers in the area, he began working for larger national and international promotions in 2011 and was signed by Dragon Gate USA in 2012. The same year, he made his debut for Mexican promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), where, in November, he was repackaged as Octagón Jr., the storyline protégé of well-known luchador Octagón.
Samuray Del Sol was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, but spent his first years living in Mexico City, Mexico. Samuray has a sports background in gymnastics, taekwondo, amateur wrestling and football. Samuray was initially trained in professional wrestling in 2006 at Windy City Pro Wrestling's (WCPW) training school in Chicago, where he was trained in not only American professional wrestling, but also lucha libre by a former Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) luchador. Samuray made his debut for WCPW after only three weeks of training. Combining his Mexican and Japanese influences, he adopted the ring name Samuray Del Sol, choosing to use the spelling "Samuray" in order to differentiate himself from several other workers using the name Samurai. Much like his childhood idols, Samuray also began wrestling under a mask.