Speculation about Andrade El Idolo’s contractual status with AEW heading into 2024

In the spring of 2023, Andrade El Idolo stated that his contract with AEW will expire very soon but he did not provide an exact date. Heading into 2024, there continues to be speculation about Andrade’s status and Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted the following during Wrestling Observer Radio

“He’s going back to CMLL, not sure exactly what week but probably relatively soon. On Friday night’s Arena Mexico show they did a tease of him going back. He had talked to AAA about going back there, and decided to go to CMLL. I think he just wanted to do it because that’s where he started. Because there’s no real money, even though CMLL’s drawing big crowds, there’s no real money being paid by CMLL. And Andrade actually charges a lot for his appearances in Mexico, so I think it’s just something that he wants to do. And his deal is coming up relatively soon unless it’s extended or something because of time off for injuries or whatever, but he thinks that his deal’s up pretty soon. So he wanted to go back (to CMLL) in case he ends up going to WWE.”

“He’s not made a decision on what he’s doing next, he’s not signed a new deal. But if he does go to WWE, he knows he can’t go back to Arena Mexico. My impression is that it’s up relatively soon.” (quotes courtesy of WrestleTalk.com)

Click here for the spoiler result of the Andrade vs. Bryan Danielson match that airs on this Saturday’s edition of AEW Collision.