SmackDown’s Aleister Black has responded to Andrade’s release from WWE.
Taking to Twitter, Black said the following:
“@AndradeElIdolo goes synonymous with my WWE career. My 1st opponent & the opponent I won the belt from. From start to finish a total pro and in my opinion few have his footwork, ability to commit and execute in-ring techniques. Amigo, thank you for everything.”
Andrade replied in kind, Tweeting:
“We will meet again in a ring in a few years, you are a great talent and a good friend. a big hug Tommy End.”
The WWE careers of the two men are closely linked, with Andrade wrestling Black in Black’s NXT debut, as well as being the man who dropped the NXT Title to Black at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. Andrade’s former manager Zelina Vega (aka Thea Trinidad) is married to Black in real life.
Like Andrade, Black hasn’t been used much on WWE TV for the last few months, last appearing on WWE TV in October 2020.