Bandido received a lot of interest from AEW and WWE after his match against ROH World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho on a recent episode of AEW Dynamite.
The former ROH star considered both offers before eventually signing with AEW.
In the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that the deal is for three years and includes a maximum number of dates, although that number is unknown, but is said to be more similar than most AEW stars work in. a year.
Meltzer wrote, “Eventually he realized he couldn’t sign with WWE because he has a kid in Mexico and doesn’t want to move his significant other out of Mexico and he doesn’t want to see his kid all the time.”
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If he signed to WWE and they wanted him to start in NXT, he would have to move to Florida. If he got on the main list he would be more on the road than in AEW.
Bandido is scheduled to return to Rush tonight at AEW Rampage as part of the World Title Eliminator Tournament, with the winner receiving a world title match during AEW Dynamite Winter is Coming. The winner of that fight will face Page, who defeated Eddie Kingston at AEW Dynamite last Wednesday. The finals are scheduled for Full Gear, with the final title match on December 14.