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In a surprising turn of events, Andrade El Idolo, a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), appears to be setting the stage for a significant career move back to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

This development comes after his stint with AEW, which began in June 2021 following his departure from WWE earlier that year.

Andrade’s Journey in Wrestling

Andrade El Idolo, initially known as Andrade “Cien” Almas in WWE, has had a remarkable journey in the wrestling world.

His tenure in WWE was marked by notable achievements, including holding the NXT Championship and the WWE United States Championship.

After requesting and being granted his release from WWE in March 2021, Andrade made a splash in AEW, although championship gold has eluded him in the promotion.

Leaving AEW for WWE? The CMLL Factor

A unique aspect of Andrade’s current contract with AEW is the flexibility to work with other promotions, such as Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).

This arrangement has allowed him to explore opportunities outside AEW, which is not typically possible under a WWE contract.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Andrade is planning a return to CMLL, a move motivated by his desire to revisit his roots rather than financial incentives, as CMLL is not known for high payouts.

Implications of a WWE Return

The prospect of Andrade rejoining WWE raises several questions about his career trajectory and the potential impact on both AEW and WWE.

His previous accomplishments in WWE suggest that he could be a valuable asset to the promotion. However, a return to WWE would likely mean an end to his appearances in other wrestling promotions, including CMLL, due to the exclusivity typically required by WWE contracts.

Andrade’s Future Prospects

As of now, Andrade has apparently not made a definitive decision regarding his future. His contract with AEW is reportedly nearing its end, and while there is a possibility of extension, the allure of returning to WWE seems to be a significant factor in his considerations.

His upcoming match against Bryan Danielson in AEW could potentially be one of his last appearances in the promotion if he decides to transition back to WWE.


  • Who is Andrade El Idolo?
    • Andrade El Idolo is a professional wrestler currently with AEW, known for his previous tenure in WWE as Andrade “Cien” Almas.
  • Why is Andrade considering a return to WWE?
    • While the exact reasons are not publicly disclosed, it’s speculated that career growth and the prestige associated with WWE might be influencing factors.
  • What championships has Andrade held in his career?
    • In WWE, he held the NXT Championship and the WWE United States Championship. He has also held multiple championships in CMLL.
  • Can Andrade work with other promotions while under contract with AEW?
    • Yes, his current AEW contract allows him to work with other promotions, including CMLL.
  • What would a move to WWE mean for Andrade’s career?
    • Returning to WWE could offer Andrade a larger platform and potentially more significant storylines, but it would limit his ability to appear in other wrestling promotions.
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