Report: Why Bandido Signed With AEW Over WWE Revealed

Bandido ultimately signed with AEW over WWE

Following rumours about his future, it has been noted that Bandido has finally signed with All Elite Wrestling and the former ROH World Champion will be involved in the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament, taking on fellow former ROH World Champion Rush in the first round.

Bandido had other options before he signed with AEW as WWE approached the luchador after his ROH World Title match with Chris Jericho on the September 28 edition of Dynamite.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Bandido ultimately decided to sign with AEW over WWE because of family. Bandido's partner and child both live in Mexico and his significant other didn't want to leave the country. If he were to sign with WWE, Bandido would have been based in Florida as he would have begun in NXT, which would have kept him away from his son in Mexico. Bandido would have then been away from home a lot more than if he signed with AEW when he eventually received a main roster call-up. 

Bandido has signed a three-year deal with AEW, according to Meltzer, and his contract includes a maximum number of dates. Bandido isn't expected to reach that number, though, unless the promotion starts to run house shows. 

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