– As noted, Andrade spoke to Lucha Libre Online, and he spoke in depth about his career and coming out in WWE. At one point in the interview, Andrade reportedly commented that he was paid “three million a year” or “several million dollars a year” from WWE. The interview was conducted in Spanish, and these are based on other translations. Dave Meltzer addressed the alleged $ 3 million per year commentary on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio.
According to Meltzer, speculation that Andrade actually meant $ 3 million over five years for a five-year contract would make more sense given the WWE pay scale and what the talent is doing right now. Meltzer told Andrade: “He wasn’t making $ 3 million a year. ”
Meltzer added that Andrade wouldn’t even have been in the $ 1 million a year payout bracket for WWE. Additionally, Meltzer added that a lot of people get as much as a million dollars a year from WWE, but these are talents that are being pushed into television, which Andrade was not at the time of his release.
The former US NXT and WWE champion reportedly told Hugo Savinovich (via Carlos Toro): “I’ve been with WWE. I had a great contract with WWE, a great contract. Three million a year. Several million dollars a year, way more than a lot of guys coming from NXT. I have heard of some of these contracts. I did a lot more than these guys.