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Report: Update On Andrade's AEW Contract

Creative control or no creative control?

Andrade El Idolo made his All Elite Wrestling debut on last week's edition of Dynamite, appearing alongside Vickie Guerrero.

Following Andrade's debut, a report from Wrestling Inc. noted El Idolo and Tony Khan began negotiations back in March, shortly after the former NXT Champion was released by WWE. Talks stalled, though, because Andrade wanted creative control and veto power over losses. He also wanted to work for other companies outside of WWE. 

The report initially stated that Andrade and AEW had come to a compromise whereby El Idolo would have limited creative control. Wrestling Inc. has since issued a correction and Andrade does not have any creative control, nor does any AEW wrestler. AEW President Tony Khan has complete control of creative. 

Andrade signed with AEW last week after both parties had been working on the language of the contract for several days.

AEW also weren't the only promotion interested in signing El Idolo. IMPACT Wrestling reached out to the former WWE Superstar following his release and they were willing to give him some creative control. They were far apart on the number of dates Andrade would work, though, and were unable to reach a deal. Ring Of Honor was also interested in signing him. 

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