• Andrade Has Requested His Release From WWE
Former United States Champion Andrade took time off from WWE in fall of 2020 due to an elective surgery he had to undergo.
He seems to be ready to return to the ring for the past couple of months, but the company apparently doesn’t have any plans for him.
This morning, Andrade removed details stating that he was affiliated with WWE from his Twitter bio, and removed WWE from his username as well, which led to him losing the blue verified checkmark on his account.
He still mentions himself as a WWE Superstar in his Instagram bio, though.
He shared a photo of himself on Instagram today, and captioned it the following:
“If you don’t like where you are, move you are not a tree.”
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This began speculation of him being released from WWE among fans.
WrestlingInc is now reporting that Andrade asked for his release from WWE backstage at this week’s RAW.
It should be noted that WWE’s website still has Andrade listed as a RAW Superstar, but that could change anytime.
Andrade hasn’t appeared on WWE programming in 2021 and was last seen on WWE TV around the time of Draft in October 2020.
Andrade recently registered a trademark for his old “La Sombra” name. He also owns the trademark for “El Idolo”.
We’ll keep you updated regarding Andrade’s WWE status.
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• Old School ECW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Veteran Little Guido (Real name: James Maritato) celebrates his 49th birthday today.
Little Guido wrestled for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1996 until the company closed its doors in early 2001.
For most of his time in ECW, Little Guido was a member of The Full Blooded Italians (F.B.I.) alongside other members, such as Tracy Smothers, J.T. Smith, Tommy Rich, Big Val Puccio, Sal E. Graziano, Big Guido and Tony Mamaluke.
In 2002, Maritato was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment, where was now known as “Nunzio” and reformed The Full Blooded Italians with former WCW Wrestlers Chuck Palumbo & Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli … and later Big Vito.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE GUIDO!