All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is excited as sources confirm the imminent return of two of its prominent stars, Santana and Ortiz. As per recent information unveiled by Fightful Select, it's confirmed that Santana, sidelined since his knee injury last June, is fit and ready to grace the squared circle again.
Fans will recall the heart-stopping moment on June 29, 2022, during the high-octane Blood & Guts match. It was there that Santana suffered an ACL tear, but not before he, alongside allies Eddie Kingston, the Blackpool Combat Club, and Ortiz, clinched a triumphant victory over The Jericho Appreciation Society.
Ortiz's Dramatic AEW Comeback?
Adding more fuel to the fire, reports suggest Ortiz might be gearing up to make a dramatic appearance as soon as the upcoming AEW's All-In event next Sunday. This speculation gained traction when Ortiz was notably absent from a Limitless Wrestling engagement, with sources pointing towards a prior commitment with AEW.
Should he enter the iconic Wembley Stadium, many speculate it might be during the show-stealing Stadium Stampede match. This high-stakes battle is set to witness Kingston, Orange Cassidy, the Lucha Brothers, and the Best Friends clash with Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, and three yet-to-be-announced combatants.
AEW aficionados might remember Ortiz's last electrifying performance on the March 1 "Dynamite" episode, where he left an indelible mark in the Face of the Revolution Ladder match. However, not everything seems rosy between the two stars.
Whispers from inside the industry, as revealed by Fightful, hint at a rift between Santana and Ortiz, tracing back to times even before Santana's injury. This growing speculation was recently spotlighted on Konnan's podcast, "K100 with Konnan & Disco Inferno".
A curious fan broached the idea of LAX's possible AEW collaboration, subtly hinting at the duo's renewed camaraderie. However, Konnan's reaction was one of genuine surprise. In a revelation, he confirmed that the two weren't exactly seeing eye to eye as of July.
As the wrestling community awaits their return, it's undeniable that the dynamic between Santana and Ortiz will add another layer of intrigue to AEW's already compelling narrative.