The worst kept secret in lucha libre is officially out in the open! Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide officially announced just moments ago that they will indeed be running a show in Madison Square Garden; the show is scheduled to take place this fall on September 15th, the day before Mexican Independence Day. Tickets will officially go on sale May 5th, Cinco de Mayo; no information on prices was announced yet.
The press conference was attended by AAA General Manager Dorian Roldan, announcer Hugo Savinovich, head of creative Konnan and luchador(a)s Blue Demon Jr., Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Puma King, Aerostar, Drago, Daga, Taya and Impact star Tessa Blanchard, making her first AAA appearance at this presser. It was not officially announced but you can expect everyone who appeared today to appear on the show in September. No matches were announced, though a match between Tessa and Taya was teased after there two exchanged words towards the end. Though he didn’t appear at the presser, Johnny Mundo was featured in AAA’s official press kit for the event (which you can read here), making it likely he will be returning to AAA for this event. When asked about Cain Velasquez, Roldan told the media their agreement was just for one event (Triplemania XXVII) as of now but that they were talking about Velasquez potentially appearing at MSG as well.
Roldan also hinted, or outright revealed, a few other important details. Moost notably Roldan mentioned that the Madison Square Garden show will merely be the first of a few US shows AAA runs this year, with a second one scheduled to take place in Los Angeles (no building was announced). When asked about how fans will be able to view the show, Roldan announced that they were in “final negotiations” to broadcast the event, though he didn’t say with who. It had been widely thought that AAA would simply be airing the show on Twitch in the US, but Roldan’s statements indicate they will perhaps be making a deal with either a US TV Network or PPV provider to air the show. Roldan also talked about running shows in Columbia (where AAA held shows last year) and Europe in the near future, though he stressed the expansion to the US was AAA’s first priority.
As stated, AAA’s Madison Square Garden show will take place on September 15th, with tickets going on sale May 5th. There will surely be many more developments to this story in the months to come so be sure to check back to Lucha Central for any developments concerning this monumental show.