WrestlingRadar.com has learned that WWE has issued the release of Andrade.

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.

The former NXT star then took out his Twitter earlier to tell the fans that a good news was coming and the company has confirmed just minutes ago that they have granted release to Andrade:

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 then joined WWE in 2015. The company officials decided to remove his mask upon his debut and the high flying star was dubbed as Andrade “Cien” Almas.

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