Andrade El Idolo requested his WWE release and it was granted to him. His release was unique, because WWE did not attach any 90-day non-compete clause at all. This gave him the opportunity to work anywhere he wanted as soon as possible. It didn’t take Andrade long to arrive in AEW.
Although Andrade was off to a slow start, he is picking up steam with breakthrough matches like the ones he had with Pac. He is only getting started and has years ahead of him in Tony Khan’s company.
While speaking to Milenio, in an interview translated from Spanish, Andrade El Idolo revealed that he inked a three-year deal with All Elite Wrestling.
“Now I have a three-year contract with the AEW, I’ve only been with them for half a year, I’m looking for the most important championships with them because I didn’t get that opportunity in WWE and, in this new company, I want those opportunities,” he said.
Tony Khan likes three-year and five-year deals. There might be some shorter contracts around the company, but locking a star down for that long ensures that they will get ample opportunity to see what they can do in the company.
We’ll have to see what’s next for Andrade El Idolo. It appeared that Ric Flair was destined to join him in AEW, but Dark Side of the Ring’s Plane Ride From Hell episode might have put the kibosh on that.
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