Andrade has certainly made his stand in the main roster after a three-year stint with NXT. The former NXT Champion was in the final-four in the 2019 Royal Rumble.
During a talk with Sports illustrated, Stone Cold Steve Austin reserved special praise on the wrestler. While Austin believes that the people at the top deserve their place, he added that Andrade is making a case for himself despite still being ways to go. He said:
“Right now, the people that are on top are the people that should be on top,” Austin said. “But I called this two years ago watching his match when he did the favors for somebody that night, and I said, ‘Man, this Andrade kid is going to be a player one of these days.’ I think he’s proving that.”
“He still has a ways to go, but it’s just tweaking that character,” Austin said of Andrade. “The kid’s a hell of a damn worker.”
The WWE Hall Of Famer shed some light on how to reach the pinnacle in the wrestling business. He added:
“Wrestling is a relationship, whether you’re a heel or a babyface, you’re establishing yourself as a brand. How do you make them feel? They’re living vicariously through your storylines. They feel strength, vulnerability, or power. If it works, you’re doing something that resonates with people in regards to entertainment and wanting to invest in a person.”