Andrade Breaks Silence Following WWE Suspension

The US Champion speaks out for the first time since violating the Wellness Policy.

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WWE's Andrade is currently serving a 30-day suspension for violating the company's Wellness Policy, having been written off television via Humberto Carrillo DDT'ing him onto the concrete floor on this week's Raw.

Certain details surrounding the United States Champion's suspension remain sketchy, with the reason for the violation still a mystery, though 'El Idolo' has now spoken out for the first time since the news broke.

Andrade posted the following to Instagram last night:-

Cryptic, but a sign that he has taken his punishment on the chin. Hopefully he'll now take this disappointment, learn from it, grow, and use it to drive his career forward, doing whatever is necessary to ensure it never happens again.

Per Dave Meltzer in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was Paul Heyman who made the call not to take the US Title off Andrade following the suspension, as the former ECW head honcho still sees him as a big-time star going forward. Putting Carrillo over him would have been a straightforward choice on this week's Raw. Clearly, though, Heyman sees money in Andrade.

As WWE officials were informed of Andrade's violation on 27 January, it's likely that his suspension will expire on 26 February. The 2 March episode of Raw could therefore mark his return.

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