Andrade El Idolo On Getting Into Shape For His AEW Return

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AEW Star Andrade El Idolo recently appeared on the company’s Unrestricted podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including the torn pectoral injury he suffered this past year and how difficult it was for him to get surgery.

Andrade said, “It’s hard. It’s hard because it was my first surgery. Mentally, you need to have a lot of patience. It’s very hard because before that, I would say, ‘I am a man.’ You can do little weights. After surgery, you’re continually working with your elbow. You start working with your elbow because the tendon and elbow are so tight. You work with your elbow, with your shoulder, you put the weight, one pound, five pounds, you can believe. You say before, ‘this is so easy’ now it’s ‘all this pain. I can’t do it.’ It’s so hard.”

Andrade El Idolo also talked about having to get into shape for his return to AEW in-ring action.

Andrade said, “It depends on what I want. I was lean, so I put more weight on my body. I was so skinny when I was 13 or 14 years old. I was skinny and I thought, ‘I need to be big.’ My mentality was ‘all the cool wrestlers look big.’ After surgery, my weight was 260. Now, I’m 230, 235. I just workout, less carbs, less sodium. When you’re so lean, you need a little sugar. Just a little. Not every day.”

You can check out the complete podcast below.

(H/T to for transcribing the above quotes)