Wrestling superstar Andrade announced on Twitter that he is currently in talks for his in-ring return.
The WWE announced Andrade’s release on March 21, shortly after their PPV, “Fastlane.” Andrade was not at all disappointed with the news. A week prior to the announcement, he’d confirmed rumors that he was seeking his release after the firing of Zelina Vega, Andrade’s manager and wife of current WWE superstar Aleister Black.
Andrade, along with Black and Buddy Murphy, previously enjoyed some level of promotional favor while legendary manager Paul Heyman held the position of RAW general manager, but their booking has suffered since Heyman’s departure. All three are reportedly not well liked by Vince McMahon, and Black’s situation is further complicated by unspecified injuries with no timetable on his return, although he was reportedly spotted at the WWE Performance Center recently.
Andrade did not elaborate on which organization he was negotiating with, but an interaction with former Ring of Honor Champion PCO could offer a clue.
During his interview with The Wrestling Inc. Daily, PCO said of Andrade “I really don’t understand why he got let go, because he’s so talented. And he’s not only all Lucha, he’s good at American wrestling as well.” He added “I think it would be a hell of an addition for us in Ring of Honor.”
When Wrestling Inc. Daily posted the interview on Twitter, Andrade cryptically replied with a thinking emoji, neither confirming nor denying his interest.
Unlike many wrestlers released from the WWE, Andrade does not have a 90-day non-competition clause in his contract, meaning the former WWE United States Champion is free to sign with another organization at his earliest convenience.