Andrade El Idolo signing with AEW has sent shockwaves through the wrestling industry, with the former NXT Champion’s signing seen as a major get for AEW.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T agrees, praising Andrade on his Hall of Fame podcast:
“It definitely is a big pick-up for AEW going forward, having a guy like him on their roster,” said Booker “I've said it many, many times, this guy is extraordinary as far as work [in the ring], the feud, the series of matches that he had with Rey Mysterio. I tell you, he made Rey Mysterio look 20 years younger, and I'm not trying to age Rey Mysterio or anything like that. It showed me how good of a worker this guy really, truly is, from a perspective that he gets it. He knows exactly what it means to go out there and get someone over and get himself over.”
From a purely in-ring perspective, Andrade has a who’s who of talented opponents at his disposal in AEW, and it’s likely only a matter of time before Booker T is fawning over his performances once more.