Prior to the October 5 AEW Dynamite even going on air, it was reported that a backstage altercation had occurred between Sammy Guevara and Andrade El Idolo. The situation had stemmed from a handful of, seemingly at first storyline, jabs at one another before things turned sour.
The result of the scuffle led to Andrade being sent home and removed from his scheduled AEW Rampage match that Friday vs. Pres10 Vance. As for Sammy Guevara, he main evented that very night, teaming with Chris Jericho in a winning effort over Daniel Garcia and Bryan Danielson.
Taking to Twitter, Andrade El Idolo mocked AEW for not wishing him a happy birthday, as is usually the case for AEW-contracted performers. For reference, Ryan Nemeth received the birthday graphic treatment.
When a fan asked why, exactly, Andrade was “crying” over having not received a happy birthday tweet, the one-time NXT Champion replied, stating that if he wanted to, he’d just quit AEW. The tweet has since been deleted:
“Look man, I’m and if I wanted them to fire me, I’d quit and I’ve never done it.”
Thank you for the Happy birthday Wishes @AEW 👏🏼
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) November 4, 2022
Andrade El Idolo Is Trying To Get Fired
In the aftermath of the incident with Sammy Guevara, it was noted that a handful of active AEW wrestlers were attempting to get fired. This came after Bobby Fish was announced as having officially departed, Malakai Black was reported as having received a conditional release, and a number of parties involved with the All Out incident were suspended.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Andrade El Idolo was actively trying to get fired from AEW:
“There are some crazy stories of wrestlers trying to get fired. Getting in a fight was never one of them, but there are things much crazier than that from people who wanted to leave and get out, and were not going to be allowed to do that because the company wasn’t going to release them.”
Andrade El Idolo last wrestled at AEW All Out on September 4, entering the Casino Ladder match that MJF emerge victorious as the masked Joker.