Andrade El Idolo made his debut in AEW last year, after a disappointing run in WWE. Fans were ecstatic to see the Mexican star in AEW and hoped for many great things for El Idolo. Then things changed in recent memory.
Things have not been going well for AEW for the past couple of months. Andrade El Idolo was also involved in a backstage altercation with Sammy Guevara. He was actually sent home before AEW Dynamite this week. Sammy Guevara was still on the show.
While speaking during the most recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T blasted Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara for giving AEW a bad name for their recent drama.
“My thing is this, I don’t know what kind of work it could be, other than working themselves. This is not a work as far as I’m concerned. I know a work when I see one. When I see something like this, it just gives a bad look on professional wrestling. It gives a bad look on that company more than anything. Who hired Shawn Spears and why, I don’t know, but for him to be hired just as a favor, I don’t know, like I say, some things are better left unsaid. For me, when I see something like this, I just only can imagine… I got a show, Reality Of Wrestling, and can you imagine two of my students saying something like this and then it being on social media.
What do you think my response is going to be? It’s a business, and when we start taking out our business to Twitter… Just say for instance that The Young Bucks did kick down CM Punk’s door and then it’s on social media, how do you think it got on social media? More importantly, why did it get on social media? That’s the thing I’m talking about as far as we’re definitely losing the perspective of what wrestling really is to the fans. The fans, they don’t want to know about who’s a jobber and who’s not.
“What’s so crazy about this is that it’s being done on Twitter. That’s the stupid part right there. If I ever had a problem with somebody, it would not be on Twitter. If I got a beef with you, I’m not going to get mad and get my character hand out and start typing. That’s not what I’m going to do. I’m going to run up on you. If we got a problem we’re going to settle it and it ain’t going to be on Twitter. Only thing that’s going to be on Twitter is who went to the hospital. That’s it. If they got beef, settle it. But don’t make our business look bad on Twitter. This is grade school. This is not something men do. We settle it.”
Andrade El Idolo even made his way to AEW Dynamite to fight with Sammy Guevara. As it was previously reported, Andrade is trying to get fired from AEW. It remains to be seen whether he will remain a part of the AEW family or not.
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