Andrade Confirms Charlotte Flair Asked WWE For Time Off 'Months Ago' To Attend AAA TripleMania XXIX
Flair missed a WWE live event she was advertised for
Andrade has confirmed that fiancée Charlotte Flair asked WWE for time off 'two and a half months ago' so she could be with him at AAA TripleMania XXIX this past weekend.
Andrade competed against Kenny Omega for the AAA Mega Championship at TripleMania on Saturday in a losing effort, in a match which saw the All Elite Wrestling superstar accompanied to the ring by his future father-in-law, and wrestling legend, Ric Flair.
Charlotte was also in attendance at the show, photographed backstage, meaning she wasn't involved in the WWE live event in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday.
Flair had been advertised to be at the WWE live event up until it began, but Andrade has confirmed that his fiancée had requested and been granted the time off to go to AAA TripleMania with him over two months ago.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Andrade said: "Ashley knew how important this was to me, so she asked for the weekend off two and a half months ago. She told me she was so nervous watching my match and tearing up, so it meant a lot that she could be there.
"With Ashley, we have the best of both worlds. She teaches me. I teach her. She teaches me how to take time on my entrance, how to stand in the ring, the little things that people notice when they look at you. I help her with moves, submissions, adding wrinkles to her move-set.
"She was the person I went to when I asked what I should do about my future. She knew I was unhappy, and I knew she was going to be sad if I left [WWE], because our life is on the road together. But she knows this is my dream, and she supported my decision without hesitation.
"Watching me with my new gear, seeing me train so hard the last two months, she said she was so proud of me. She says my dreams inspire her. She said she can see a change in me and my happiness. That’s all that matters."