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Bandido, a professional wrestler signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), recently revealed that he sustained a broken wrist during a match on the June 16 episode of AEW Rampage, taped on June 14’‹th’‹.

The incident occurred during Bandido’s match against Konosuke Takeshita.

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Bandido’s Injury

Following the match, Bandido took to his Facebook page (via WrestlingNewsCo) to inform fans about his injury. He disclosed that he suffered a triangular fibrocartilage complex injury in his wrist and would require surgery as soon as possible.

The diagnosis has led to the cancellation of his upcoming commitments, much to the disappointment of his fanbase’‹.

At the time of writing, it remains unclear as to how long Bandido will be out of action. The wrestling world is eagerly awaiting further updates on his recovery timeline’‹.

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Bandido’s Background

Born on April 17, 1995, in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, Bandido is a fourth-generation wrestler. He is a relative of Apóstol Jr., Myzteziz Jr., and cousin of Magia Blanca’‹.

Bandido trained at the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre wrestling school in Mexico City, under Franco Columbo, Hijo del Gladiador, and Último Guerrero.

His real name remains undisclosed due to the Mexican tradition of maintaining the anonymity of masked wrestlers’‹.

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His Career: From Magnífico II to Bandido

Bandido initially adopted the ring name “Magnífico II” and formed a tag team known as “Los Magníficos” with his cousin, who went by Magnífico I.

The duo worked for various promotions on the Mexican independent circuit, including Wrestling Martin Calderon (WMC), Cara Lucha, and Lucha Memes’‹.

In mid-2015, Magnífico II began working for El Hijo del Santo’s Todo x el Todo promotion under the name “Cielito”. However, he was unsuccessful in challenging Ángel Blanco Jr. for the WWA World Welterweight Championship’‹’‹.

In 2016, the wrestler adopted a new in-ring character called “El Bandido”. His mask, reflecting the Wild West bandit stereotype, incorporated a bandana covering his nose and mouth. His first major victory as Bandido came when he outlasted ten other competitors to become the first Lucha Libre Elite Welterweight Champion’‹’‹.

Bandido’s Achievements

Bandido has achieved significant success both as a solo wrestler and in tag team competitions. He’s a one-time PWG World Champion, and with Flamita and Rey Horus, he has held the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship.

He’s also a former ROH World Champion. These victories include winning the PWG’s 2019 Battle of Los Angeles and ROH’s 2021 Survival of the Fittest tournaments’‹.

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