According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Former Lucha Underground Star Angelico has signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling. The report stated that WWE had interest in signing Angelico for their NXT brand, but didn’t want to get in a bidding war with AEW over him.
WWE has been interested in signing Angelico for quite some time now with reports of their interest surfacing last year. Angelico even spoke to Metro in 2017 and said that WWE actually made an offer to him before he signed with Lucha Underground in 2014.
Angelico said, “I can’t really talk about the details, but there was contact made by WWE before we signed with Lucha Underground in 2014 to both me and Jack.” “We talked it over and decided at that time that Lucha Underground were going to take the risk with it because we really believed in the project. We also had the mentality that if WWE were interested in us in 2014 and if every year we’re still getting better as individuals and as a tag-team, why wouldn’t they still want us a few years later a few years on.
He continued with, “With a few years to play with we went with the Lucha Underground project, which was fun and new. I can’t speak for Jack, but we don’t regret not going, I think he’s happy with the decision he made as am I. Who’s to say we won’t turn up there one day, but with how wrestling is in this day and age it’s great to be a free agent and travel the world.”