Jim Cornette On Why AEW Should Have Already Fired Andrade El Idolo

Andrade El Idolo

Despite the current controversy surrounding Andrade El Idolo in AEW, Jim Cornette feels that he should have been given his marching orders by the company in the past.

There have been plenty of reports of Andrade El Idolo being sent home prior to the 5th October 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, following a confrontation with Sammy Guevara.

Whilst there has often been talk that issues are being played out on social media to become storylines, the hatred between the pair seemed to boil over following an interview where ‘The Spanish God’ claimed he had been hit too hard by Andrade during a match.

Despite being spoken to the day before the event and both wrestlers saying there would be no issues, it would appear Andrade El Idolo threw punches at Guevara, who didn’t fight back, and he was therefore sent home for his actions whilst Guevara still featured on the show.

In a discussion on his Jim Cornette Experience podcast, the legendary wrestling manager has made it clear that he feels Andrade should already be gone from the company, and that AEW President Tony Khan needs to make some wholesale changes with clearing out his roster.

He [Tony Khan] should have fired him [Andrade] before. I can’t believe that once a year, at least, Tony has not sat down and looked at his talent roster and looked at the contributions or lack thereof that some were making, and look at the bloated nature of the nobodies that he just has everywhere and look at the people that, [they] couldn’t sell pussy on a troop train much less goddamn have a great wrestling match.

And it’s just an indie darling that was of the moment and somebody got you know, f*cking hysterical and signed him up and clear everybody out once a year. Go up and down your entire roster contracts coming up. People on per nights, who do we f*cking need? Who do we not need? Who’s worked out? Who’s just f*cking hanging around and who’s not worth a sh*t?

Okay, these contracts they’re going to be due in six months, but I shouldn’t have signed them to begin with. So these guys are the ones that are going to be putting everybody over trying to get some other people f*cking over whatever. But he hasn’t done housecleaning in three years. A couple of the people that really f*cked up bad like that f*cking Jimmy Havoc and [Joey Janela] and whatever they were allowed to matriculate out.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.