On this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite, wrestling fans were treated to an incredible surprise – the debut of Andrade El Idolo. This began as a segment for newly announced coach and analyst Mark Henry to speak. Henry said he wasn’t in AEW to fix the promotion, but rather, “turn the screws.” He also floated the idea of wrestling in the company. Soon enough, he would be interrupted by Vickie Guerrero. “Excuse me,” she would shriek as the crowd in Daily’s Place booed her.
With the ring to herself, Guerrero introduced a third-generation wrestler that won championships around the world. Andrade El Idolo made his debut to the surprise of the fans in attendance at Daily’s Place. He was dressed to the nines, presenting himself as a true megastar in professional wrestling. Taking the mic from Vickie Guerrero, Andrade said that while he’s “the face of Latinos,” would become “the new face of All Elite Wrestling.” His words were brief, but in this short segment, he made an immediate impact. Later in the evening, via Twitter, AEW confirmed that Andrade El Idolo was #AllElite.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 5, 2021
Since his release from World Wrestling Entertainment this past March, wrestling fans around the world wondered where the former NXT Champion would land. Prior to making a splash in North America, he was an incredibly popular star in Mexico, specifically Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. It was here where he achieved multiple accolades, even becoming a triple champion. He would also work for New Japan Pro Wrestling for a brief period, winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura. Simply put, once he departed WWE, the world was Andrade’s oyster.
Andrade’s debut in AEW may not be terribly surprising for those that follow wrestling in Mexico. When Federacion Wrestling was announced, it was confirmed that Andrade would be one of its major stars. Furthermore, earlier this month, he challenged Kenny Omega for the AAA Mega Championship at TripleMania XXIX. What does the future hold for Andrade in All Elite Wrestling? Given his credentials and skill set, the sky may very well be the limit.
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