Last year AEW held their second Blood & Guts match, which was a massive hit with fans. Unfortunately, though, Santana hurt his knee, delivering a Uranage, and has been sidelined ever since. To complicate matters, it’s understood his AEW deal expired during his injury hiatus. Yet, according to reports, Tony Khan has continued to pay him despite him not being contractually required to. And now, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he is set to make his return soon.
Santana is going to be ready to return soon. Not sure where he’ll fit in since he and Ortiz had a falling out. They are better off as a team than singles and Ortiz hasn’t done much since Santana was gone.Dave Meltzer via WON
Santana debuted for AEW on August 31, 2019, at All Out, alongside tag partner Ortiz attacking the Lucha Brothers and Nick Jackson. He, along with Ortiz, would then go on to join Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle faction and be featured in multiple high-profile matches on both television and pay-per-view. His career trajectory seemed to be on the rise when he and Ortiz broke away from Jericho and faced the former WWE star in a much-hyped hair vs. hair match on Dynamite. Now though, that momentum has come to a halt.
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