Apparently WWE had a very specific reason for going out of their way to keep the United States Championship on Andrade during his 30-day suspension for his Wellness Policy violation.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio at F4WOnline.com, Dave Meltzer reported that it was Paul Heyman’s idea to keep the U.S. title on Andrade despite his WWE Wellness Policy violation.
Heyman is reportedly high on Andrade and wants to make him a “franchise player” and a cornerstone of the franchise and he felt that having Humberto Carrillo beat him so quickly would not help accomplish that goal.
Other talent that Heyman is high on are Drew McIntyre, Buddy Murphy, Aleister Black, Carrillo and to a "lesser extent" - Ricochet.
As for Andrade, he is out of action due to the policy violation until towards the end of February, as it will last 30 days from today's date - January 28, 2020.
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