Just over a week after his initial request, WWE announced last night they had to come to terms with Andrade on his release. His request was originally denied but WWE management reportedly had a change of heart sometime last week.
Following his release, El Idolo thanked Triple H, Paul Heyman and William Regal for their support during his WWE career, writing on Twitter: "I want to thank @TripleH, @HeymanHustle and @RealKingRegal for all these years and great support that they gave me all these years also to the fans who were always supporting me, a big hug to all the talent and workers who always behaved kindly to me."
After signing with WWE in 2015, Andrade reported to the black and gold brand and went on to capture the NXT Championship from Drew McIntyre at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. He held the belt for 140 days before dropping it to Aleister Black at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.
Andrade then made his way to the main roster but did little of note until Paul Heyman became executive director of Monday Night Raw. Heyman was said to be a big fan of the former La Sombra and Andrade received a push on the red brand, capturing the United States Title on December 26, 2019. He lost the championship to Apollo Crews in May 2020 and his momentum was halted following Paul Heyman's firing from his management position. Andrade's final WWE appearance was back on the October 12, 2020 episode of Raw.