Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary event saw Kenny Omega emerge as Impact Wrestling once again, but then Jay White came out. That was not the original plan at all.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the orginal plan was supposed to involved Andrade El Idolo. He was supposed to show up with Konnan and help build his TripleMania match with Omega. They couldn’t come to an agreement with money, so Andrade wasn’t included on the show.

Andrade was the plan as far as Kenny Omega knew until he showed up to Nashville. That is when he was informed that plans changed and Jay White was coming out instead.

What we do know is that Omega didn’t know about White being there before and what they were doing until he got to Nashville. The plan was for Andrade to be in that spot, to build a program with Andrade, managed by Konnan, against Omega. They were going to do a six-man tag at the tapings with Omega & Gallows & Anderson vs. Andrade and two others. The first singles match would still be in Mexico City. But in the end, it fell through because Impact and Andrade didn’t come to money terms for the deal.


We’ll have to see how the chips fall in this situation. Andrade El Idolo is not focused on Omega in AEW, but that is not the case in AAA. It will be interesting to see how the two interact as TripleMania draws closer, but it seems their rivalry couldn’t make its way to Impact Wrestling due to a disagreement in money.

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