AEW’s Bandido & the Lucha Brothers may be dealing with some visa issues.
El Paso, Texas, served as the setting for last night’s AEW Dynamite. While the Lucha Bros and Bandido might have been expected to appear on the show by some, they were conspicuously absent.
Many visa concerns are reportedly currently present in wrestling, so that’s a possible explanation for at least some of the absentees, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.
“A lot of people brought up, what happened with Pentagon, Fenix and Bandido? There’s visa issues and it’s all through wrestling right now.
WWE’s finally cleared it up, they had (Ilja) Dragunov back and (Meiko) Satomura’s coming back. But so many of these people have had issues coming in, and right now… here you are in El Paso, Texas, and Bandido, Fenix and Pentagon would have been over like crazy on this show, and they were not even on the show.
They weren’t on Dark ‘Elevation’, I knew they weren’t gonna be on Dynamite, but they weren’t on Rampage either. They probably would have been the most over guys on the entire show actually. I would think Pentagon would have been the most over guy on the show, had he been available for the show.”– Dave Meltzer
H/T WrestleTalk for the transcription