AEW Superstar Andrade Wanted to Have a Match With Triple H in WWE

Published 07/04/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


AEW superstar Andrade El Idolo had a very prominent stint in WWE. He had rivalries with the likes of Rey Mysterio and Johnny Gargano while pursuing the United States and NXT Championship, respectively.

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He left WWE after requesting a release on March 2021. Since then, he has appeared in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and AEW. He would have his first match outside WWE next week on AEW Dynamite against Matt Sydal.

However, according to Idolo, there is one match in WWE that he would have loved to be a part of. His opponent is none other than WWE icon and NXT founder Triple H!

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I would have liked to wrestle against Triple H in WWE. I would have loved to wrestle him in a one-on-one match, but it was not materialized. Things did not go our way, but I would have loved wrestling against Triple H,” Andrade said in an interview with Lucha Libre Online (translation via Fightful)

Andrade has wrestled in Mexico, New Japan, and WWE. Ahead of his debut on AEW and Lucha Libre AAA, he challenged their world champion Kenny Omega.

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Details on Andrade and AEW’s deal

As many fans may know already, Andrade did not have a standard 90-day no-compete clause after his release like others. Hence, he was a coveted talent for other promotions.

Reportedly, AEW, Impact, and Ring of Honor – all showed interest in Andrade. He even met Tony Khan on the week WWE released him. However, Wrestling Inc reported all deals were stalled because of Andrade’s demands.

The demands included “wanting creative control and veto power on losing. Andrade also wanted to work for other companies outside of WWE.” Despite all this, Impact was very close in signing Andrade to the company.

However, Impact and Andrade could not agree upon the number of dates wanted. Impact actually pays their wrestlers date-wise and not a guaranteed downside. They were close enough to sign him for a one-time appearance.

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However, Tony Khan came through and signed Andrade with AEW. As a part of the company’s collaboration with Impact and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, he could appear there in the future as well.

Let us know your thoughts on Andrade and his new chapter in AEW in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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