Andrade bet on himself and asked for his WWE release. It didn’t take long for him to end up in AEW, prior to when his 90-day non-compete clause would have been up. He had no non-compete clause associated with his release. Many other Superstars have reportedly asked to cancel their non-compete clauses as well. Andrade might have inspired them, but he certainly inspired Charlotte Flair.
While speaking to Bleacher Report, Charlotte Flair gave a glowing review of Andrade stepping out on his own and departing WWE. There was no guarantee that he would have landed anywhere in particular and that is motivation for The Queen.
“I’m just so motivated and inspired by his decision. It was his dream to be in WWE, but I think he knew and felt he wanted more,” Charlotte said. “He could get more and maybe going and showing his worth and working on things that he needed to like his English, that’s what it was going to take to be where he wants to be. To do that on his own accord and not be scared of the future but to know that he’ll succeed and one day come back, I don’t know if that’s what he’d want to do. But he wants success.”
Andrade has not declared his first feud in AEW yet, but he is just getting started with Tony Khan’s company. We’ll have to see what’s next for Andrade El Idolo, but he has a big fan in Charlotte Flair, that’s for certain.
The former NXT Champion has a huge match against Kenny Omega at TripleMania. That contest was lined up prior to his AEW debut. This seems to be the right kind of start that Andrade El Idolo wanted to make after departing from WWE, a company that did not use him at all for month prior to letting him go.
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