Despite his interest in All Elite Wrestling, popular luchador, Bandido, ended up signing with Ring Of Honor (ROH).
A number of reasons factored into his decision, prior to AEW being officially announced. The deal on the table at the time was too good for him to pass on, and so ROH has managed to secure a great talent for their roster starting in 2019. Crucially, this contract with ROH permits Bandido to continue taking bookings and wrestling in Mexico alongside his ROH commitments.
Speaking recently with WrestleZone, Bandido discussed a number of topics, and directly addressed his decision to ultimately go with Ring Of Honor.
“I think that one has opportunities and offers that may only come once in a lifetime,” he said. “Fortunately, my trainer Ultimo Guererro always taught me something very important, even outside of Lucha Libre: that there are three ways of thinking.
The first you act with your head,” Bandido explained. “The second you act with your heart, the third you act out your a**. I haven’t acted irrationally, because all I’ve had has been blessings.”
“At the same time, I’ve also not thought with my head,” he confessed, “because if that was the case, I would probably be in the largest company in the world — not to name names. But I’ve always made decisions with my heart, choosing to act in terms of what will fulfill me, compliment me, and overall make me happy and continue having fun. I think this was a giant step in my career, and I’m so excited about signing with ROH.”