Report: Andrade's WWE Release Does Not Include Non-Compete Period

He's apparently free to work elsewhere immediately

Andrade’s WWE release reportedly does not include a non-compete clause, according to an update from Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, citing sources close to the situation.

If this is the case, when Andrade would be able to work for whoever's interested in him immediately.

WWE talents generally have to adhere to a 90-day non-compete period upon release from their contracts. In some cases, however, talents haven’t been restricted by such a clause (notably FTR upon their WWE release 11 months ago).

Andrade reportedly asked for his release at last week’s Raw. Officials turned down his request initially, but ultimately changed their minds and granted the release.

WWE acknowledged Andrade’s release on Sunday night through a brief statement, shortly after Fastlane ended.

Andrade had not wrestled or appeared for WWE since October of last year. His final match with the organization was a loss to former partner Angel Garza on October 12.

In a semi-related note, Zelina Vega (Andrade’s former WWE manager) obtained her release from the organization last November. Assuming a standard non-compete period, she would have been free to work elsewhere as of mid-February.

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