Andrade’s mother passed away last Friday while he was in Saudi Arabia. She was reportedly sick for a few weeks, but Andrade obviously didn’t know it was going to happen while he was around the globe.
WWE gave Andrade and his girlfriend Charlotte Flair time off from the live events when he got back to the United States. This was a very good thing for them to do considering the situation.
It isn’t known if either Flair or Andrade will be on SmackDown Live this week, but it’s doubtful. Because they will be with Andrade’s family as they continue to mourn his mother’s passing.
Our deepest condolences continue to go out to that entire family as they deal with that difficult situation. It is never easy to lose someone like that at all, thankfully, WWE gave them both the time off when Andrade got back to the USA so he could go and deal with this family crisis.