Andrade Reportedly Turned Down Pitch That Would Have Seen Him Return To AEW TV In May

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Andrade was reportedly pencilled in for a AEW return segment similar to that of Miro and Thunder Rosa, which the star is believed to have turned down.

On the May 10 edition of AEW Dynamite, both Miro and Thunder Rosa made their return to AEW programming, being individually approached for interview by Renee Paquette, before making their way into Tony Khan’s office. The two re-emerging stars had both been away from the company for around eight months and their appearances coincide with the inception of AEW: Collision which is set to debut on June 17 and could reportedly feature some form of roster split.

When AEW Collision was announced, Miro was featured on the advertising alongside stars such as Powerhouse Hobbs and Samoa Joe, who have been constants on AEW TV in recent months. However, the promotional material for the company’s new Saturday show also included Andrade El Idolo, someone who hasn’t been seen since his infamous backstage confrontation with Sammy Guevara.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, Andrade was set for a return similar to that of Miro and Rosa on May 10, when the 33-year-old Mexican star decided he didn’t want to take part in the segment.

“Originally, Andrade was set to appear in a segment similar to that of Miro and Thunder Rosa where he’d walk into Tony Khan’s office, teasing the impending announcement of AEW Collision. However, we’re told that he didn’t want to do that segment, but weren’t told why.

-Fightful Select

The report notes that the star is nearing an in-ring return and that, prior to deciding not to partake in a segment on May 10, he was working out in the ring. As of then, Andrade himself remained adamant to those around him that he wasn’t yet physically ready, although, he has since been announced for a show in Mexico and may be making another appearance elsewhere. It’s not currently clear whether these bookings are set to see him wrestle or whether he will just be making an appearance.

Fightful Select also addressed the rumours which surfaced a few weeks ago suggesting that Andrade underwent surgery last Autumn to prepare himself for the launch of AEW: Collision, though, it’s clarified that neither he nor any of the AEW roster knew about the possibility of another weekly show so this would have been impossible. It’s said that the star will still feature on Collision as expected.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any updates on the status of Andrade heading into the debut of AEW: Collision as we hear more.

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