Andrade El Idolo sought pastures new after his release from WWE but the Mexican star may still have unfinished business in WWE as he names one dream match he never got to have.
Andrade came to NXT in 2016 already an international star in the ring. The former La Sombra was a founding member of Los Ingobernables in CMLL along with La Máscara and Rush. During this portion of his career, Andrade frequently wrestled in both Mexico and Japan, going as far as to defeat Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling. As La Sombra, he also shared the ring with wrestling legends such as Masato Tanaka, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Negro Casas to name a few.
On the black and gold brand in WWE is where Andrade had most of his success during his time in the company. He captured the NXT Championship from Drew McIntyre, holding the belt for five months before losing it to Aleister Black.
Speaking to Lucha Libre Online, the forme ungovernable one discussed one opponent that eluded him in his time in WWE, revealing that he would have loved the opportunity to play the game.
Andrade El Idolo stated:
“I would have liked to wrestle against Triple H in WWE. I would have loved to wrestle him in a one-on-one match, but it was not materialized. Things did not go our way, but I would have loved wrestling against Triple H.”
WWE EVP Triple H has only competed on WWE television twelve times since Andrade joined the company in early 2016. Of those matches, four came at WrestleManias while another three occurred on the company’s shows in Saudi Arabia. This includes the ill-fated DX vs. Brothers Of Destruction tag team match in 2018 where Triple H suffered a torn pectoral muscle.