• Andrade Comments On Asking For His Release From WWE
As we noted before, former United States Champion Andrade asked for his release from WWE last Monday, backstage at RAW.
PWInsider reported that Andrade “looked miserable”. WWE denied his release request and he’s still with the company.
Andrade has confirmed these reports and tweeted the following today:
“The rumors are true and I don’t know what the future holds but I want to make my dreams come true. Thank you for giving me so much support these last days 🙏🏼”
The rumors are true and I don’t know what the future holds but I want to make my dreams come true. thank you for giving me so much support these last days Los rumores son ciertos y no se lo que me prepara el futuro, pero quiero hacer realidad mis sueños. Gracias por tanto apoyo🙏🏼
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) March 18, 2021
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T addressed Andrade’s situation on his podcast.
Booker T praised Andrade for being a great wrestler, but noted that Andrade’s English speaking skills hold him back in WWE.
Here’s what the former 6 time World Champion said:
“I was reading that Andrade asked for his release. WWE, of course, don’t want to lose a guy like Andrade.
I’ve said it before, this guy is next level as far as his talent goes. He is special, he is extraordinary. If he worked on his English as much as he worked on his work in the ring, he’d be a star right now.
I think that’s the one thing that holds him back, not saying that’s a negative in a sense. But from trying to make him a mainstream star in America, it’s something that, you know, he needs that.
I say that because most Boxers that came to America and succeeded to that next level, all of those guys learnt English. Just so they can come out and cut a promo, be able to answer questions, and I don’t know, the one guy, Julio César Chávez, I think he’s the most famous Boxer that never thought about speaking English. But when you are 100-0…(laughs).”
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• Legendary Old School Wrestling Announcer Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 95th birthday of legendary Old School Wrestling Announcer Lance Russell.
Lance Russel is well remembered as the voice of the Memphis Wrestling territory that during his career changed it’s name from NWA Mid-America to CWA Continental Wrestling Association and later on to USWA United States Wrestling Association.
Russel also worked for Ted Turner’s WCW World Championship Wrestling from 1989 till 1993, as well as for Jim Cornette’s SMW Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 18, 1926 – October 3, 2017