They do have a point. WWE may not be the most well liked wrestling promotion in the world but they are the biggest and most powerful. They are also on the biggest platform and are going to have more eyes on them than anyone else. That allows them quite a bit of leverage and odds are that will be the case for a long time to come. As a result, they are not going to want their stars going elsewhere and that is on display again.
One of the more interesting stories over the last week has been Andrade attempting to secure his release from WWE. After not wrestling on television for several months, Andrade is trying to get out of his contract with the company. Despite being rather talented, Andrade has not been used in a very long time and understandably wants out. WWE has said no and now we know a bit more about why.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is turning down Andrade’s request for a release as they do not want him, or anyone else for that matter, to go to AEW. While there are several names interested in going to AEW, it is not clear how interested AEW is in bringing any of them in. There is no word on when Andrade’s WWE deal expires or if WWE plans to use him again in the future.
You might not remember him. Check out what Andrade can do when he is given the chance:
Opinion: I can understand WWE not wanting someone as talented as Andrade to not head to AEW, but I don’t get the reason for having him sit on the sidelines. WWE has seemed interested in pushing him before, but aside from his US Title reign, he has never done anything significant on the main roster. It would be nice to see Andrade used, but as that does not seem likely, hopefully WWE just lets him go sooner rather than later for the sake of his career.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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