WWE has announced the release of former NXT champion Andrade. Following WWE Fastlane pay-per-view, the company confirmed that Andrade is no longer bound to his contract. WWE official social media handle also stated that the company has come to terms with his departure.
Wrestling Inc. has learned that Andrade asked for his release this past Monday at the WWE RAW tapings.— WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) March 12, 2021
Andrade himself took to his Twitter handle to hint at the impending news. He confirmed his release on the micro-blogging platform, hours before the official announcement was made.
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
The 31-year-old arrived in WWE in 2015 with much hype and became a major star in Mexico and Japan. A founding member of Los Ingobernables, Andrade made his NXT TV debut in a win over Tye Dillinger at NXT Takeover. Post-WWE career, Andrade will not be short of suitors. The former La Sombra is also a former IWGP Intercontinental Champion and can be welcomed by NJPW. The talented performer can also expect AAA to take him on board with open arms.
While AEW is a potential destination for Andrade, the fans will have to wait to see his next step, going forward.