Unsurprisingly, Andrade El Idolo is doing everything he can in a bid to be removed from AEW following an altercation with Sammy Guevara.
Andrade El Idolo wants out of All Elite Wrestling.
As if this wasn’t already crystal clear following an altercation backstage at this week’s Dynamite, Dave Meltzer confirmed the news during a Wrestling Observer Radio broadcast, stating that the former NXT Champion is one of three names eyeing up an AEW exit. The identity of the other two individuals remains unknown.
Meltzer noted that examples of wrestlers going out of their way to intentionally have their employment terminated aren’t rare, with cases having previously happened with contracted WWE Superstars, too:
“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.”
It was reported prior to this week’s AEW Dynamite that an “altercation” had occurred backstage between Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara, who’d been going back and forth on social media over the past few days. Andrade was sent home as a result and was removed from his scheduled Rampage match vs. Pres10 Vance.
Sammy Guevara, meanwhile, remained at the show, teaming with Chris Jericho in the main event as they defeated Bryan Danielson and Jericho Appreciation Society partner Daniel Garcia.