WWE Rumors: The reason why Andrade didn’t get drafted

WWE Raw, Zelina Vega, Andrade Photo: WWE.com
WWE Raw, Zelina Vega, Andrade Photo: WWE.com /

WWE fans were surprised that Andrade was never picked in any of the 10 rounds of the 2020 draft, but we now have an explanation as to why he went undrafted.

There has been so much speculation around Andrade’s status in WWE since he went undrafted after six more rounds of picks on Night 2 of the draft this week on Raw. Andrade has reportedly signed with Raw as an undrafted free agent, though there’s also been speculation that he could be headed for an NXT return.

While the NXT return would be the best-case scenario in the eyes of many fans, who love seeing stars return to the Black and Gold brand, it doesn’t seem like this will happen.

WrestlingInc.com’s Raj Giri reports that Andrade went undrafted for a very simple reason. He is having a “minor elective procedure” and will miss approximately one month. It doesn’t seem like injured stars were included in the draft, as Mickie James, who had a broken nose, also went undrafted and will reportedly sign with Raw.

Andrade could be headed for a push in WWE after he returns

Per Giri, Andrade is expected to be pushed when he returns from this procedure. That’s a notable aspect of the report, because fans have speculated if Vince McMahon is no longer high on Andrade. This speculation began before Andrade went undrafted, too, as several talents have seemingly been deprioritized on Raw after Paul Heyman was ousted as the creative head.

Andrade is simply too talented to not succeed in WWE, and if Vince can’t find a way to make him an important part of the upper mid-card at least, then he has failed. El Idolo should be pushed when he’s healthy enough to wrestle again.

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A former United States Champion, Andrade’s next year on Raw is filled with uncertainty, but it’s good to hear that there is a logical explanation as to why he went undrafted after being a first-round pick in 2019.