Like many NXT champions before him, Andrade’s time on the WWE main roster didn’t work out so well. He reportedly asked for his release from the promotion in March, and WWE future endeavored him by the end of the month. It didn’t take very long before he debuted with AEW.
In an interview with Bleacher Report, Charlotte Flair talked about how proud she is of her fiancé for betting on himself to succeed outside of WWE:
“I’m just so motivated and inspired by his decision. It was his dream to be in WWE, but I think he knew and felt he wanted more. He could get more and maybe going and showing his worth and working on things that he needed to like his English, that’s what it was going to take to be where he wants to be. To do that on his own accord and not be scared of the future but to know that he’ll succeed and one day come back... I don’t know if that’s what he’d want to do. But he wants success.”
“He wants the platform. He wants to get better. He wants to main-event shows. To see him come out the other night when he debuted [in AEW], full-blown star. You can’t deny him, he is a star. Working on his English, I know things are going to get bigger and better and brighter for him and I support him 100 percent. It’s really inspiring to watch. He just went and did it.”
“I’m WWE homegrown. I think that’s what people forget. I’m a product of the PC. That would be so scary to me to leave my home, which is WWE. To know that he has traveled the world and that he’ll continue to travel the world and make a bigger name for himself, I’m so excited for him.”
Flair was also asked for her thoughts on the possibility of WWE running another all women’s event. Charlotte thinks it will happen, but she echoed Triple H’s opinion that a sequel to Evolution is not necessary:
“I think [another Evolution is] more of a when [than an if], but I get asked this question a lot. Would an all-women’s show be great? Yes. Would another all-women’s pay-per-view be great? Yes. But I’m in the mindset that I want to be on the card with men. I want to be on the card where there’s eight matches and I want to be the best of the night no matter the gender. I don’t need an all-women’s show or an all-women’s pay-per-view to highlight my performance or skill or being a lady wrestler. No. I want to prove, no matter man or woman, I am the best. I think it’s great, but I don’t need an all-women’s show to show I’m a great wrestler.”
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