Following Andrade’s WWE release, tributes have come flooding in for the former United States Champion, not least from Buddy Murphy – whom the former NXT Champion responded to in kind!
Former Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy would share WWE’s confirmation of Andrade’s release, saying:
“Legit on the best in the world! Sad to not share locker room with you anymore but so happy that your happy! Amigos 4 Life!”
Andrade, who had earlier thanked several of his former co-workers publicly, responded to Murphy, saying WWE needs to give him the chance to show how great he is.
“Thanks Pe…. you are great too they just need to give you the chance”
Thanks Pe…. you are great too they just need to give you the chance👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) March 22, 2021
Following Andrade’s release, Dave Meltzer has reported that there is no 90-day non-compete clause and the former NXT Champion can take bookings immediately if he so wishes.
“Sources close to the situation confirm that Andrade’s release from WWE does not include a 90-day non-compete, so he would be able to start taking dates immediately.”
Andrade was released on March 21st, with the news breaking shortly after WWE’s Fastlane pay-per-view. Andrade would tweeting “good news” with the hashtags “tranquillo” and “happy” during the event, before WWE confirmed Andrade’s release. In his first tweet following the news, the former United States Champion would thank his fans for the support, as well as the talent and workers who were kind to him – as well as Triple H, William Regal and Paul Heyman.