A top free agent has now seemingly signed their deal to join AEW, weeks after they were already rumoured to have done so.
Bandido debuted for All Elite Wrestling on the 28th of September edition of Dynamite in Philadelphia where he challenged ‘The Ocho’ Chris Jericho for the ROH World Title. As ever, the Mexican star was impressive in his outing but failed to defeat Jericho who has vowed to take out everyone ever associated with Ring of Honor.
Reports had suggested that sources close to Bandido said that he had agreed to a deal to join the AEW roster but he later made clear that he had not put pen to paper on any sort of deal. In an interview with Mas Lucha Bandido commented that he had also had talks with WWE. But now it looks as if AEW have got their man.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that the former Ring of Honor World Champion has now inked his deal to become All Elite. How long Bandido has signed for and if there are any restrictions on his ability to work outside of AEW remain unknown thus far.
Bandido will be a part of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament which kicks off on Dynamite in Boston when Eddie Kingston faces The Firm’s, Ethan Page. In his first-round bout, Bandido will face RUSH, while Lance Archer – who will be a part of NJPW’s World Tag League throughout late November and December – takes on Ricky Starks, and Brian Cage lines up against Dante Martin.