Wrestling Inc. was the first to report that Andrade had made a formal request for a WWE released in the most recent RAW recordings on March 8. As expected, several details about Andrade’s status in WWE and his immediate future have flooded the internet.
PWInsider, a generally trusted source on these matters, independently confirmed the story with multiple WWE sources. A person familiar with the situation told PWInsider that Andrade looked “ absolutely terrible ” last Monday on RAW.
Various important updates on Andrade’s status have started to circulate lately. We recently covered a detail Combative selection report that provides more clarity on the situation.
What went wrong for Andrade in WWE?
WWE signed Andrade in 2015, and from the start the much-loved wrestler was to be the next big Hispanic star in society.
The promotion’s intentions to make Andrade a massive name became evident when El Idolo received an NXT Championship reign.
To WWE’s credit, the company has done a solid job in building the alliance between Andrade and Zelina Vega in the black and gold brand. However, they failed to replicate the magic on the main roster.
Andrade got their call-up in 2018 with Zelina Vega, and the duo showed a lot of promise in the early days.
El Idolo won the US title along the way, and many believed the former NXT champion was protected for a push down the line. The appointment of Paul Heyman as executive director of RAW also seemed like a blessing.
Heyman loved the Mexican superstar and wanted him to be one of the best in the red brand. Everything was going well until WWE decided to oust the former boss of ECW from the role of executive director of RAW.
To make matters worse, Vince McMahon apparently didn’t see much in Andrade. It is also no coincidence that the Superstar was not drafted in the WWE 2020 Draft.
Andrade has not been seen on WWE TV since the October 12, 2020 episode of RAW. As of this writing, there is no update on whether WWE officials will approve Andrade’s request. As always, stay tuned to Sportskeeda Wrestling for more updates.