Lucha Libre AAA and AEW talents Andrade El Idolo and The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix & Penta Oscuro) reportedly are currently not expected to appear at AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s upcoming Forbidden Door event later this month, according to LuchaBlog and The Wrestling Observer.
LuchaBlog reported that a recent tweet from Andrade stating that he will not be able to work at AEW and NJPW’s upcoming joint event and blaming both AAA and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre for this issue is true based on his sources. It was reported that Andrade had been booked at one point for Forbidden Door but AEW and NJPW’s plans for him was later pulled.
The Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez reported that his sources stated that the Lucha Brothers are also currently not planned to appear at Forbidden Door. These same sources stated that AEW and NJPW officials had been aware for a “long time” that neither Fenix nor Penta Oscuro would be available for this upcoming event. LuchaBlog reported that his sources confirmed the same regarding the Lucha Brothers’ status for this event.
LuchaBlog also reported that CMLL was responsible for forcing NJPW’s hand over the issue due to their current working partnership. CMLL currently has a policy of not allowing their talent to work at shows with AAA talent nor allowing their partners to book shows with AAA talent.
It was also reported that besides Forbidden Door issues, Andrade also currently has issues with AAA officials over them costing him money from a cancelled booking elsewhere that was not communicated to him properly.