After negotiating his WWE release in March, there was a lot of speculation about Andrade’s next move. That was amplified when Andrade confirmed follow-up reports he did not have a non-compete period. He could theoretically show up anywhere, any time.
The former WWE NXT and United States champion did a couple shoot interviews for Mexican media, but fan dreams of him showing up on AEW Dynamite - or in Ring of Honor with his old friend RUSH - have thus far gone unrealized.
For his first pop-WWE gig, Andrade’s going smaller:
May 2nd Los Angeles @AndradeElIdolo Comes to Los Angeles to meet his fans! Packages available in store and online https://t.co/vYc1DU7Sq3 pic.twitter.com/0jTmtnsSfJ— Wrestling Guy Store (@WrestlingGuyHP) April 13, 2021
To be fair, that’s El Idolo’s first announced gig. It’s still conceivable he could show up somewhere else in the next couple weeks between now and the signing at (checks notes) The Wrestling Guy Store. In addition to shouting out fiancée Charlotte Flair’s return to Raw on Monday, Andrade’s been teasing moves on social media, posting photos from planes, retweeting the pic in our header of himself in an airport with
Buddy Murphy, and this:
I'm back and it's time to remember who I was and travel the world to achieve my goals.— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) April 12, 2021
Estoy de regreso y es momento de recordar quien yo era y viajar por el mundo para obtener mis metas. pic.twitter.com/3THn97XIrj
Where will those travels take Andrade? Will he arrive somewhere before his meet-and-greet in Southern California on May 2?
We shall see.