Andrade: Talks With Drew McIntyre And Randy Orton Led To Me Leaving WWE
El Idolo claims he was making $3million per year before he walked
Andrade was recently interviewed by former WWE Spanish Announced Hugo Savinovich for Lucha Libre Online, in an interview that seemed to suggest why Charlotte Flair could be missing WrestleMania 37.
Andrade also went into detail about his final run in WWE and eventual departure, mentioning some of the WWE main eventers who always treated him well:
“When the pandemic started, they put me with Drew McIntyre.” Andrade said “Drew was great with me and behaved well with me in NXT and on the main roster. We had the matches and a producer came to me and said, ‘Make sure Drew looks like a monster, because he’s the champ.’ Drew came to me and told me to wrestle how I know to wrestle, saying that he doesn’t need me to make him look good, but to wrestle how I wrestle best.
“A lot of people treated me well, Drew too and Randy Orton. [Randy] would ask me, ‘Why aren’t they using you?’ I didn’t know what to say and didn’t know what was going on. After that, I made the decision [to leave].”
Interestingly, Andrade also revealed how much he was allegedly paid by WWE: “I’ve been with WWE. I had a great contract with WWE, a great contract. Three million per year. Several million dollars per year, a lot more than plenty of guys coming up from NXT. I heard about some of those contracts. I made a lot more than those guys.”