A cryptic social media post indicates that Andrade El Idolo’s time with AEW may be at a close.
In early October, Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara were involved in a physical altercation backstage at AEW Dynamite. While Guevara went on to pick up a victory in the main event of the show, Andrade was sent home and has not appeared on AEW programming since.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the star was “trying to get fired” and was going to extremes to try and part ways with the company.
“Andrade is trying to get fired, we all know that. So far, when guys want to leave, some will go to great extremes to do that. It has happened in WWE, I have talked to people in WWE who have tried to get fired with some of the craziest things in the world. I have told them, ‘Look, it’s not going to work.’ There were some crazy stories of people trying to do some crazy things to get fired.
Getting in a fight was never one of them, but there’s much crazier things than that from people who wanted to leave, get out and they were not going to be allowed to do that, because the company was not going to release them.
So now there is a situation on the other front, and there’s not that many, it’s like 3, that want to leave. There’s different stories and whatever, Andrade is one of them, and you know, he has basically said it publicly in that interview.” (h/t Inside the Ropes)
Recent reports indicated that Andrade El Idolo is currently suspended from AEW, but according to a recent post on the star’s social media, he could be done with the company altogether, or at least in line for a change in character. In the post, Andrade El Idolo appears to thank his fans in both English and Spanish before saying goodbye.
“I just want to say thank you!!! Bye
Solo quiero darles las gracias!! Bye
AEW has not commented on Andrade El Idolo’s status with the company and has made no public comment about his reported suspension. It is unclear whether his post indicates an exit from the company or a change in gimmick, but TJRWrestling will continue to report as more information becomes available.