• Backstage News On Andrade El Idolo’s AEW Contract, Getting Limited Creative Control
He was introduced by Vickie Guerrero. Andrade announced that he’s going to be the new face of All Elite Wrestling.
You can watch it below:
According to WrestlingInc, Andrade met with AEW President Tony Khan in March, the week he was released from WWE.
Tony was interested in quickly signing Andrade to a contract, as Andrade didn’t have a 90-day no-compete clause.
However, Andrade wanted creative control and veto power on losing in his AEW contract and this led to the negotiations being stalled.
Later, a compromise was made and he will get limited amount of creative control on his match finishes in AEW. The deal was finalized this week.
Andrade also wants to work for other wrestling companies, and this was agreed to as well, since he’s going to face AEW World Champion Kenny Omega for the AAA Mega Championship at AAA’s TripleMania XXIX on August 14.
He was also in talks with Impact Wrestling. Impact was ready to offer him creative control, but they were far apart on the number of dates he’d work in the company. A lot of Impact Wrestling’s deal are based on pay-per-appearance, and not downside guarantees.
Word going on is that he almost made a one-off appearance in Impact.
Andrade posted the following about his AEW debut:
“The NEW ANDRADE EL IDOLO. New goals. New opportunities to achieve. More Success. Thank you so much for great introduction @guerrero_vickie thanks for the wonderful welcome.”
WATCH: Andrade Suplexes Ric Flair:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 5, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Koko B. Ware vs. Scrub
– Danny Davis vs. Brady Boone
– The Honky Tonk Man vs. Scrub
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Scrub
– Ken Patera vs. Scrub
– Don Muraco vs. Larry Simpson
– Demolition vs. Scrubs