Report: Wrestler Offered AEW Contract After Dynamite

Contact offer news from All Elite Wrestling.

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All Elite Wrestling offered Bandido a full-time contract with the promotion following this week's episode of Dynamite, reports Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

There is currently no word on whether or not Bandido accepted the offer. Nonetheless, it was extended to him following Dynamite's main event, in which he was bested by ROH World Champion Chris Jericho in a dynamic, well-received affair, which Meltzer awarded ****1/4 in the Observer.

A former ROH mainstay, Bandido has wrestled one match for the brand since AEW chief Tony Khan's March buyout, losing to Jonathan Gresham at 1 April's Supercard Of Honor. This was effectively an ROH Title unification match, as Gresham had been crowned as a consequence of Bandido, who'd held the belt since July 2021, being unable to make a December show due to COVID-19.

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Competing primarily in Mexico, the United States, and Japan, Bandido had emerged as a red-hot global prospect prior to the COVID-19 pandemic's March 2020 inception. He has since fought back to prominence through such companies as PWG, AAA, and now AEW.

Perhaps we should expect an X Is #AllElite graphic soon.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.