In a shocking move from WWE, Andrade has now moved back to Smackdown Live. He alongside Zelina Vega was part of the blue brand since their entry on the main roster. It was last week’s episode of Superstar Shakeup when WWE moved the Mexican Superstar with his manager to the flagship brand of Monday Night Raw. All of a sudden, now WWE has taken these two back on Tuesday Nights.
It happened in a quiet way on this past Monday Night that some of the sources have broken instead of WWE doing the announcement itself. Apparently, a strong reason behind this as per Charlotte Flair’s request. In case you don’t know, she is dating Andrade for quite sometimes. Brad Shepard of The Oh You Didn’t Know Podcast gave the following updates on this issue,
“I spoke to a source in #WWE about Andrade being moved to #SDLive, after originally being drafted to #RAW. I’m told the reason is because Charlotte used her pull to request the change. Special consideration is usually given to married or engaged couples, and they’re engaged.”
We have previously reported that it might have been an intentional move of WWE to separate Charlotte Flair and Andrade. The officials may not have been happy over their bond and hence sent Andrade to the Red Brand. Charlotte stayed on blue side that could have created a major clash in their schedule and barred them from seeing each other.
So Slice Wrestling added that the eight-time women’s champion has created quite a scene over this issue. Afterward, Vince McMahon granted her request. Here’s what the source stated,
“Andrade & Zelina Vega Are Being Moved Back To Smackdown As Requested By Charlotte Flair. Flair Was Supposedly So Angry About Andrade Moving To #RAW She Was Seen Rolling Around On The Floor Of Her Hotel. Vince Made The Switch Back To Keep The Queen Happy. #SuperstarShakeUp.”
We should mention that this could have made another couple unhappy. Zelina Vega is the wife of Aleister Black who was part of the Raw roster. But now Vega moving to Smackdown could leave her husband on Raw. Thanks to the McMahons, the tag team of Black and Ricochet is also no more present on Monday Nights. They have split up Black moving to Smackdown alongside Vega. It was the rightmost choice to make both the WWE couples happy.