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New Report Details Scrapped Andrade Slammiversary Appearance

Andrade El Idolo

When Jay White arrived at Slammiversary to stare down Kenny Omega the wrestling world watched on stunned. But what if Jay White would have been new AEW star Andrade El Idolo?

Following a brutal, bloody and violent war with Sami Callihan in the Slammiversary main event, Kenny Omega barely held on to his IMPACT World Championship with help from both The Good Brothers and Don Callis. As the quadruple title holder celebrated his victory, however, the lights went out and the opening riff of the Bullet Club’s theme played – being quickly followed by the theme of ‘Switchblade’ Jay White.

However, a new report has suggested that the angle could have played out very differently.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reports that that Jay White’s role was originally meant to be filled by none other than Andrade El Idolo.

Meltzer notes that Andrade was meant to be in the spot, managed by Konnan. This would have led to a showdown between Omega and Andrade in Mexico City. However, the proposed angle fell by the wayside with Andrade unable to come to a financial agreement with IMPACT.

“The big surprise was at the end of the show where they teased the idea of Omega vs. Jay White. You would end the show with the idea of that match at Bound for Glory, which is a marquee match for people who watch AEW and New Japan, and the idea this match wouldn’t take place in one of those two companies is weird. We don’t know if the match is taking place. What we do know is that Omega didn’t know about White being there before and what they were doing until he got to Nashville. The plan was for Andrade to be in that spot, to build a program with Andrade, managed by Konnan, against Omega. They were going to do a six-man tag at the tapings with Omega & Gallows & Anderson vs. Andrade and two others. The first singles match would still be in Mexico City. But in the end, it fell through because Impact and Andrade didn’t come to money terms for the deal.”

It has already been announced that Andrade will challenge Kenny Omega for the AAA Mega Championship on August 14th at Triplemania XXIX.

Back in AEW, on the second night of Fyter Fest, Andrade El Idolo introduced the world to his new Executive Consultant, Chavo Guerrero.

Guerrero immediately set about talking up his new client saying that with all of the talent backstage it is a great time to be a wrestling fan. However, there’s no one out there who has more talent than Andrade El Idolo.

With that, Death Triangle hit the entrance ramp accompanied by Alex Abrahantes immediately taking issue with the new alliance in the ring.

Andrade and Guerrero said that Death Triangle were all extremely talented, but they weren’t holding championship gold. Something that could change if they listen to Andrade. Andrade then questioned why Rey Fenix and Penta work for PAC.

A fired up PAC quickly shot back that the two men don’t work for him, instead they are all equals as Death Triangle is a family and a brotherhood. Fenix then grabbed the mic calling the team the new face of Latinos. Translating for Penta, Alex said that they didn’t want to join Andrade because he isn’t on their level.

Death Triangle then stormed the ring but the quarrelling groups were kept apart by referees who tried to calm the rising tensions.