WWE Superstar Andrade is rumored to have requested his release. It was later reported by F4WOnline.com that WWE denied his request. Dave Meltzer addressed the topic on today’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio. According to him, WWE didn’t grant Andrade his release request because “they’re not into handing talent to AEW.” The time remaining on Andrade’s current WWE contract is unknown. Andrade first signed to WWE under a developmental contract back in 2016.
Additionally, Meltzer indicated that there “several people who are interested in coming” to AEW, likely from WWE. However, he doesn’t know AEW’s mentality on bringing in guys from WWE at the moment. AEW recently signed Christian Cage coming off of his in-ring return at the 2021 Royal Rumble, and Paul Wight aka Big Show. As for Andrade, the former United States and NXT champion has not appeared on TV since losing a singles match to Angel Garza last October. He started trending yesterday on social media when it was noticed that he had dropped all mentions of WWE from his social media handles and bios. He also wrote the following on his Instagram:
“Si no te gusta donde estás muévete no eres un árbol! Feliz fin de semana! If you don’t like where you are, move, you are not a tree. Great weekend! #andrade #elidolo #outfit #style #estilo #salud #weekend”