Former WWE star, Zelina Vega, and Andrade have shared a heartfelt goodbye following the Latina’s departure from the company on November 13.
Taking to social media, Andrade had nothing but love and thanks for the woman who guided him to the NXT Championship and arguably rejuvenated his career.
On his Instagram page, the former champion posted a beautiful picture of the pair striking their signature pose in Buenos Aries, Argentina, followed by the message:
“Gracias. Thank you #muneca #tranquilo #saludos Latino America!! Foto en Argentina @Zelina_VegaWWE.”
The wife of current WWE Superstar, Aleister Black, responded on Twitter with a heartwarming message to her former client and friend:
“Thank you for everything @AndradeCienWWE being with you will forever be one of the highlights of my career. Both professionally and personally. You’re one of the best in the world and it was an honor. Te quiero mucho hermano #tranquilo.”
Thank you for everything @AndradeCienWWE 👊🏽 being with you will forever be one of the highlights of my career. Both professionally and personally. You’re one of the best in the world and it was an honor. Te quiero mucho hermano 🙏🏽 #tranquilohttps://t.co/T21VHayANF
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖆 𝕿𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖉𝖆𝖉 (@TheaTrinidad) November 19, 2020
The phrase, ‘Te quiero muncho hermano’, translates to, ‘I really love you, brother’, and just goes to show the bond shared while together.
Treading water and portrayed as a party animal who cared more about women and having a good time than success in the ring before the arrival of Zelina Vega, Andrade’s career was greatly enhanced by her presence.
His character went from careless to focused and shocked the entire world when he pinned Drew McIntyre to capture the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2017.
Though the pairing didn’t have the same effect when they moved to the main roster, the union stayed strong until the company decided to split the pairing this year, reuniting them one final time on the October 12, Monday Night Raw.
Zelina Vega was released by WWE on November 13 for what the company described as a breach of contract. In a Twitch stream following her departure, Vega was nothing other than humble, thanking them for allowing her to follow her dreams and stating there was no ill.