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Andrade’s WWE release doesn’t include non-compete clause, free to sign with other promotions



Andrade requested his release from WWE earlier this month, but at the time, the company didn’t want to give it to him.

However, something changed as the company granted it and announced the news on Sunday night in a statement posted on their website. The release came just six days after he asked for it.

The original belief was that he was under the standard 90-day non-compete clause, which means he couldn’t work for a major promotion or sign with anyone until that clause is up, which would be in the summer.

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However, Dave Meltzer reported this afternoon on that’s not the case as he’s not under the clause. Thus, he would be able to start taking dates immediately.

Andrade was a main event star as La Sombra for years with CMLL where he held the World Title several times. It appears he’ll be using that name in his post-WWE life as he previously trademarked it.

Andrade released a statement earlier today where he thanked Triple H, Paul Heyman, William Regal, and the fans for supporting him over the years.