Report: WWE Asked For This Wrestler's Number DURING AEW Dynamite

WWE was reportedly chasing this wrestler's digits during an AEW Dynamite match.

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All Elite Wrestling wasn't the only promotion to be enamoured by Bandido's performance on last week's episode of Dynamite.

Per Bryan Alvarez on the latest Wrestling Observer Live, WWE was attempting to get hold of the former Ring Of Honor Champion's phone number during his bout with Chris Jericho, trying to land the contact details before the final bell had gone. Bandido ended up losing to Jericho in the ROH Title fight though it was comfortably the most widely-praised thing on Dynamite, landing a ****1/4 rating from Alvarez's Observer cohort Dave Meltzer.

Meltzer reported last week that following Dynamite, Bandido was offered a full-time contract by AEW, whose CEO and founder, Tony Khan, enthusiastically greeted the 27-year-old on the ramp after the broadcast had ended. Whether or not a deal has been agreed upon isn't yet clear.


Bandido has technically been a free agent for at least a few months, as ROH-contracted talents were released from their obligations upon Sinclair Broadcasting's 2021 announcement that the promotion was going on hiatus. March 2022 then brought the announcement that Khan had purchased the cult brand for an undisclosed sum.

Bandido has wrestled once under Khan's ROH banner, falling to Jonathan Gresham at Supercard Of Honor 2022 (1 April).

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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.