The former US Champion had asked for his release earlier this week and went public with his request, but the company at the time had declined the request.
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 started his wrestling career in 2003 and he wrestled under mask as La Sombra for promotions such as NJPW, CMLL, NWA and more during his early career.
He had a good run in NXT where he won the brand’s top title by defeating Drew McIntyre during the NXT TakeOver: WarGames events in 2017.
He was then drafted to the SmackDown brand in 2018 and while Andrade was initially built as a future star, Vince McMahon quickly lost interest in him.
The Raw Executive Director Paul Heyman saw Andrade as a future star and pushed him during his tenure in the office but the former NXT champion was sidelined after Heyman was removed from the position and now he has been released.
Credit: Anutosh Bajpai