Report: Andrade El Idolo Almost Appeared At IMPACT Wrestling Slammiversary

Jay White wasn't IMPACT's intended surprise for Slammiversary's culmination.

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New Japan's Jay White confronted Kenny Omega and the Good Brothers to end IMPACT Wrestling's Slammiversary pay-per-view last weekend, however, the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer reports that this wasn't the original idea.

Instead, AEW's Andrade El Idolo was planned to confront the Super Elite, but Andrade and IMPACT were unable to come to financial terms on a deal. Thus, 'Switchblade' entered instead.

The report goes on to say what would have went down had the former NXT Champion debuted for IMPACT on 17 July. At the subsequent television tapings on 18 and 19 July, Omega, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson would have faced Andrade and two unknown partners, who'd have Konnan in their corner.

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Presumably, this would have built to Omega and Andrade's AAA Mega Championship at that promotion's Triplemania XXIX event on 14 August, much like how White's IMPACT work is building hype for his NEVER Openweight Championship defence against David Finlay at New Japan's Resurgence show on the same day.

Andrade, then with Vickie Guerrero as his executive consultant, was victorious in his AEW in-ring debut over Matt Sydal at Road Rager a few weeks ago. More recently, Chavo Guerrero Jr. debuted as Andrade's new consultant.

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