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Reason Behind Andrade Not Dropping The US Title Despite Getting Suspended

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 28, 1984) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1984, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1984 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

Jimmy Valiant & Dory Funk Jr. vs. Bill White & Ben Alexander

The Assassins vs. Brickhouse Brown & Sam Houston

Angelo Mosca Jr. vs. Ivan Koloff

Rufus R. Jones vs. Gary Royal

Mark Youngblood vs. Tony Russo

Ernie Ladd vs. John Bonello

• Reason Behind Andrade Not Dropping The US Title Despite Getting Suspended

As we noted last night, ProWrestlingSheet reported that current United States Champion Andrade has been suspended for 30 days from WWE due to his 1st violation of the WWE Wellness Policy:

“Sources tell us Andrade – real name Manuel Oropeza – was told of the suspension this morning. It’s unclear what substance he tested positive for at this time.”

As seen on last night’s RAW, Andrade defended his US Title against Humberto Carrillo and retained the Title via DQ.

After the match, Carrillo DDTed Andrade on the concrete floor and this was done to write Andrade off WWE programming for 30 days (similar to how Roman Reigns destroyed Robert Roode a while back, so that WWE could write him off TV because he was also suspended for Wellness Policy Violation).

Despite getting suspended, Andrade didn’t drop the Title (which would usually be the case – like Roman Reigns had to in 2016).

According to the Wrestling Observer, Paul Heyman played a role in Andrade still being the United States Champion even after suspension:

“Andrade is suspended that’s why they did the angle where Humberto Carrillo DDT’ed him on the concrete to explain him being out for the 30 days and the decision was made — it was a Paul Heyman decision — to keep the title on Andrade.

The usual protocol would be for him to lose the title as well, but Heyman is very high on Andrade and felt it was too early to put the title on Carrillo.”

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