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Andrade is expected to leave AEW after Worlds End, per Tony Khan

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After weeks of rumors, reports came out prior to AEW’s Worlds End PPV last night (Dec. 30) that Andrade El Ídolo would be exiting the company immediately following the show in New York.

Tony Khan confirmed those reports while discussing the departures of QT Marshall and Rafael Morffi during the post-PPV media scrum:

“Somebody who has not been with us the entire five years, but they’ve been with us about half the time, and they’ve been outstanding and somebody I really respect, and I don’t expect to see necessarily, as it stands right now, renewing the contract, but somebody that I have a great amount of respect for and would be parting on good terms and was tremendous and was here and did wrestle tonight was Andrade El Ídolo.

“Andrade El Ídolo’s contract is up at the end of the year, we’ve had great talks. I have a ton of respect for Andrade El Ídolo — he’s been a huge performer in the Continental Classic. I wanted to keep him involved at the top, and if we had been able to reach an agreement, certainly he would be somebody we would slot in in a prominent position. I think we did everything we could to show Andrade El Ídolo that we do value him, and this last run he’s had in recent months has been tremendous. If this is the way he’s going to leave AEW, talk about leaving on a high note.”

Khan did not mention WWE, which is where most reports and obvious speculation have Andrade returning.

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