Bandido may be best known to fans as a competitor on The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes’ All In spectacular. Matt Jackson was very fond of Bandido, saying that he personally went out of his way to sign him on for the event:
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Bandido – We needed one more man in our match. We searched YouTube, and I was sold within 1 minute. I booked him right then and there. He is the next breakout star. Mark my words. Kota Ibushi – First met at a Chikara show in ‘09, watching him and Nick, Generico and Jigsaw tear the house down. We joke that his personality reminds us of a Japanese version of Jeff Hardy. He’s a great friend of mine. Fenix – The craziest wrestler in the world. Absolutely fearless. He can do anything, and will do anything for you. I want him on my team. Rey Mysterio – I met him at Halloween Havoc 2000 in Las Vegas and he said encouraging things to me. He inspired my children’s book. He’s one of my role models and is the greatest highflier in the history of the business. Nick – My brother, business partner and forever tag team partner. You watch him and are convinced you can do anything because he makes it look so effortless. The best hot tag of all time. So blessed to share a ring with these guys.
Bandido reportedly even turned down offers from WWE to sign on with Ring of Honor. ROH has also signed independent standouts Brody King and PCO as part of their rebuilding phase following the exit of the majority of The Elite faction. Bandido is expected to debut in early 2019, and ROH is also looking to sign his tag team partner, Flamita.