Report: Andrade Does NOT Have Creative Control In AEW

A correction on Andrade El Idolo's reported creative control in AEW.

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Despite a report to the contrary earlier this week, Andrade El Idolo does not have creative control in All Elite Wrestling.

Wrestling Inc.'s Raj Giri has issued a correction on his original report, stating that the former WWE United States and NXT Champion didn't leave his negotiations with Tony Khan with a creative control clause in his contract, apologising for the error in the process.

Giri has also been informed that no AEW wrestler has a creative control close. Khan, as president, has total creative control.


Andrade debuted for AEW on last week's episode of Dynamite. Introduced by manager Vickie Guerrero, his signing has since been confirmed by the promotion, though there's currently no word on the actual terms of his agreement.

WWE released Andrade without a standard 90-day non-compete clause on 21 March. He is currently expected to face AEW World Champion Kenny Omega for the Canadian's AAA Mega Championship at the Mexican promotion's Triplemania XXIX event on 14 August, though his first official AEW match is still to be determined.


Andrade last wrestled on the 12 October 2020 episode of WWE Raw, which was also his last appearance on American wrestling television prior to last week.

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