Try your luck. The rise of AEW has changed all kinds of things about the wrestling world, but the biggest of them all has been allowing another high level promotion for the wrestlers to go. That is the kind of thing that has been missing from the industry for a long time now and it is interesting to see what happens when wrestlers go somewhere else. Now we might be seeing it happen again.

Ricardo Rodriguez appeared at this week’s AEW television tapings in Boston, Massachusetts and will appear as a Spanish broadcaster on next week’s AEW Dark broadcast. According to Sportskeeda, this was seen as an audition for Rodriguez, who has not been signed to the company. However, the tryout was said to have gone well and things are looking good for Rodriguez in the future. Rodriguez worked for WWE from 2010-2014 as a ring announcer, commentator and occasional wrestler.

Rodriguez was around WWE for a long time. Check out some of his work there:

Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Alberto Del Rio: WWE SmackDown, Sept. 13, 2013

Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Zeb Colter vs. Big E Langston to determine match stipulation

Raw - Raw: R-Truth vs. Ricardo Rodriguez

Opinion: Sure why not. Rodriguez might not be the biggest name in all of wrestling but he is appropriate for this kind of a job and is someone familiar enough to be worth giving a shot. I’m not sure how much of an audience AEW’s Spanish commentary has, but at least it is going to have someone the fans might recognize. Rodriguez is a talented guy and it would make sense to bring him in.

What do you think of the idea? How would he do in the role? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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