Tony Khan: Andrade El Idolo Wanted To Be Aligned With The Guerrero Family, I Added Chavo

When Andrade El Idolo made his AEW debut on the June 4 episode of Dynamite, he was immediately aligned with Vickie Guerrero.

The pairing was slowly backed off in the subsequent weeks as Andrade began doing segments by himself before introducing Chavo Guerrero as his new executive advisor on the July 21 episode of Dynamite.

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Speaking to Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Tony Khan commented on Andrade being paired with members of the Guerrero family.

"It was his idea to make the connection with the Guerreros and he had asked about using Vickie. It was my idea to bring in Chavo. I thought Chavo would really add something. I’d seen Chavo recently on an independent show. He was in great shape and we had talked about associating because Andrade El Idolo comes from a very famous wrestling family," he said. "He wanted to be associated with that (the Guerreros) and Vickie was here. As we went on I wanted to add something to the presentation and I couldn’t put my finger on what, and then I saw Chavo on an independent show and I just had a light bulb moment."

Along with the debut of Chavo Guerrero, another top moment from the July 21 AEW Dynamite was the exchange between Sting and Orange Cassidy where Sting played into the lazy hands of OC.

According to Tony, part of that came from Sting.

"I put the match together and I put Orange and Sting in the corners (as managers). I called for the double down and the interaction between Orange and Sting and what was really cool was the idea of doing the kick back of Sting doing Orange’s kick, that was Sting’s idea. I put them out there in that situation and what they did out there, Sting doing the kicks and then the very lazy chest beat as kind of a nod to Orange, that was my idea," he said. "As I put these matches together I often try to put fun moments together with Sting. If you look back the last seven months there have been a lot of fun moments with Sting. That’s probably one of the most fun. But it’s one of those moments I try to create and Sting came in with the best idea of all. It was absolutely his idea. He called me at 10:45 a.m. in Dallas and he was so excited about this idea because he knew he was managing Darby and Orange was managing Wheeler [Yuta] and he knew I wanted them to have an interaction, to have a moment. He asked me, what do you think if I kick him and do his kick to him? And I just loved it. I thought it was such a great idea."

Elsewhere during the interview, Tony was asked about the reports of Daniel Bryan and CM Punk potentially joining AEW. You can find his comments by clicking here.

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