Andrade admitted he ‘hated sitting in catering’ towards the end of his time with WWE.
Vince McMahon’s company granted the former United States champion his release last weekend after months of inactivity.
And former WWE star Epico has claimed Andrade, who was last seen on WWE television in October, hated the idea of not wrestling week in, week out.
He told the ‘UnSKripted’ podcast: “I’ve been talking to (Andrade).
“I saw him in Orlando two weeks ago and he was like, ‘They are not doing anything with me and it’s not a matter of the money but me following my dreams. I hate sitting in catering every week’.
“It’s pretty toxic when you look at it that way. You’ve got the best performers in the world over there. Just look at the locker room.”
Andrade does not have a 90-day non-compete clause as part of his release from WWE, something which he confirmed on Friday.
He tweeted: “Start my new goals and we are in talks, no waiting for 90 days.”
Epico, whose 10-year spell with WWE ended last year, has called Andrade ‘one of the best’ wrestling in the world.
He added: “I’m happy for him. He’s put in his time there, he’s put in his time outside of WWE, he deserved a better spot and now he’s doing his own thing.
“Nobody can cut his wings off and he can fly high and do what he knows to do best.
“Right now he’s one of the best in the world, second to none. On top of that, he’s one of my good friends.
“I was just talking to him today, cracking some jokes and just talking about his future and the future looks bright for him.”