WWE grants Andrade release from his contract. The former United States and NXT Champion is no longer an active WWE Superstar.
For all of his talents, Andrade’s career in the WWE had stalled for so long. The company has long been looking for someone to replace Eddie Guerrero as their top Hispanic star. However, Andrade, who came gift wrapped to them, was held back and never given a real go on the main roster.
In fact, he was last used back in October. He was supposed to be out for a month on account of a minor procedure but never returned on TV. It was reported earlier this month, that Andrade looked miserable bakcstage during the taping of the March 8th edition of RAW.
It later emerged that he had requested a release from his WWE contract. The former NXT and United States Champion confirmed the reports on his social media.
The rumors are true and I don’t know what the future holds but I want to make my dreams come true. thank you for giving me so much support these last days Los rumores son ciertos y no se lo que me prepara el futuro, pero quiero hacer realidad mis sueños. Gracias por tanto apoyo🙏🏼
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) March 18, 2021
Many wondered how long would the WWE take before heeding to his contract. Turns out, not too long.
WWE grants Andrade release from his contract
The WWE granted Andrade his release after tonight’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view. In a statement released, the company confirmed that the two had parted ways and the Mexican is no longer a part of their roster.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Andrade. We wish him all the best in all of his future endeavors.”
WWE has come to terms on the release of Andrade. We wish him all the best in all of his future endeavors. https://t.co/h5HggeFPjv
— WWE (@WWE) March 22, 2021
Andrade signed with NXT back in 2015. His career took off after being paired with Zelina Vega. He went on to beat Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship, a title he held for 140 days. Andrade moved up to the SmackDown in 2018. He went on to win the United States Championship in 2019. Unfortunately, his career never hit the same heignts on the main roster.
He is engaged to WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair. There were reports that the two would comeback together as an on screen pair last year. Unfortunately that never happened. While Charlotte became a prominent fixture on RAW, Creative had nothing for Andrade.
He is now free to write his own destiny as soon as his 90-day non-compete clause is up.
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