Though he wasn't allowed to wrestle on Forbidden Door due to inter-promotional disagreements between CMLL, AAA, and NJPW, Andrade El Idolo made his presence known in AEW during the month of June, going 2-0 in singles competition in addition to re-forming La Faccion Ingobernable alongside former Ring of Honor Champion Rush. And yet, after securing a commanding win over Rey Fenix in one of the best Rampage matches you'll ever see, the man formerly known as La Sambre has been noticeably absent from AEW television, with the lone exception coming as a manager of sorts for Rush for his appearance in the Rampage Rumble.
So what gives? Why has Andrade's newfound push been thwarted? Did he have a falling out with the promotion? Or has he been busy with other things, like CMLL or getting married to Charlotte Flair?
None of the above. No, Andrade has been out because, according to Tony Khan, he suffered an injury in the Fenix match that has kept him out of action ever since.
He’ll be ringside for Private Party vs Lucha Bros on #AEWRampage on @TNTdrama tonight, he’s been hurt since the classic vs @ReyFenixMx 3 weeks ago.
He got @IsiahKassidy & @Marq_Quen to help him tonight, & Lucha Bros both still want a piece of @AndradeElIdolo & @rushtoroblanco too https://t.co/YtIa1uqwXH
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 15, 2022
Oh, so that's why Andrade will be ringside for the Lucha Brothers versus Private Party match on the 50th episode of AEW Rampage instead of in the ring with Rush taking on his long-term foe. All things considered, that's far from the worst-case scenario, even if it is a bit of a bummer.
With AEW's next Pay-Per-View, All Out, booked for the beginning of September in Chicago, Andrade should have plenty of time to heal up and get back in business ahead of his presumed feud with the Brothers Lucha alongside his Ingobernable brother El Toro Blanco Rush, which might just replace Death Triangle-House of Black as the premier mid-card feud in the promotion.