Konnan on WOR notes

To be honest, I nearly gave up on this podcast during the 25 minute stretch of MMA, and it was kinda hilarious that Konnan was the one who forced them to talk about AAA in the last few minutes. We did get some newsbites. It’s worth noting that Bryan doesn’t watch AAA and Dave says he doesn’t watch it much.

– the big news: Konnan says AAA’s signed a one year exclusive contract with Dr. Wagner Jr., which specifically means no more Perros del Mal shows. Wagner’s talked long about wanting to stay independent and work wherever, whenever, but Wagner likes to talk and probably will get away with it here too. This changes how we look at the TripleMania match – they’re more likely to give Wagner the title if he’s sticking around, obviously. This is all assuming this story is correct – all the papers are signed and whatever.

– Konnan is unrepentant about what happened to Juvi, though he wasn’t involved in the physical altercation. There’s a reference to a past fight between Abismo Negro and Juvi I don’t recall hearing about specifically before, though I think the whole set of events (Juvi goes on TV and says he’s the only good wrestler in AAA and the only one who can speak English -> people in AAA locker room disagree -> and so on) has been mentioned without a couple of details.

Juvi was asked to help out Jack and Teddy when they came to Mexico and didn’t do that, but besides that and all the other issues with Juvi, the breaking point here is Juvi causing Alicia Webb to lose her child in a custody battle. When X-Pac went to rehab last year, Juvi mentioned in on an online radio show, and Alicia’s ex-significant other read about it, and used the information to get the kid, arguing that the child have a safer home with the father. While Juvi couldn’t have seen that coming, it’s certainly understandable why X-Pac would be ticked at him.

– As previously related in the Observer, Konnan strongly feels this current roster is as near to the 94-ish AAA peak that they’ve been done. Konnan feels this is because they’ve got rid of the gimmicks and silliness, and built around big name good wrestlers like himself, Vampiro, Mesias, Marco, Electroshock, Zorro, and more – those were the big names, but Chessman, the Air Force and others were also positively mentioned.

– Konnan feels the guys who’ve left were mostly resting on the laurels, and proof of that is how none have made it to CMLL. (Pegasso & Rey Cometa are forgotten here.) Of note, Konnan confirms that the new Espectro is/was Picudo’s brother. He also says Angel sucked with the Air Force.

– Konnan says they ran 40 shows, the last week before the flu. For April, and from obsessively checking AAA’s website and every other resource I find, I only 40 shows for the entirety of April. I believe Konnan on this one and see this more an indication on the actual (low) percentage of shows that get to the internet (and AAA gets more up than most.)

– Konnan figures Perros will be done in a couple months, but be in a good position to CMLL since they’ll be needing people. Konnan figures Cibernetico will be back in AAA.

– Konnan didn’t seem to know about the Canal Sur Mexico AAA show; when asked about it, he talked about.

– Quote: “I’m a stickler for logic.” Maybe it’s just hilarious if you were watching Vamp/Konnan from Rey de Reyes over the weekend?

05/05: shows not looking likely for this weekend

AAA and CMLL are expecting to hear if they’re okay to run shows tomorrow. There’s an article about CMLL having a meeting to figure out their plan, but it’s sounding unlikely they’ll run on Friday. Just from a logistical stand point – you’re going to start promoting a show for Friday on Wednesday afternoon? Not sure the first shows are going to do that

According to an interview in El Metro (via The_First_Iron_Mask @ box y lucha), Dorian Roldan says the wrestlers who’ve left AAA are not and will not be allowed to use their AAA identities. This is what was done when Antonio Pena was in charge, but all the recent departures have been talking and acting as if this situation changed. Rey Cometa was working under that name (well, Rey Cometa Jr.) before coming into AAA and others have similar situation, but guys like Alebrije, Cuije, Psicosis, and Histeria may now run into issues if AAA can enforce this. (And even if they can, Histeria just changes his gear a little bit and changes his name to Hysteria and life moves on.)

I don’t know if the Mascarita Dorada photo is on the front page here, but it’s worth checking to.

Ovaciones previews CMLL Guadalajara card, noting they’re not sure if it’s on.

OCESA is still under the impression the WWE RAW Mexico tour is on for the end of May. They should probably read the Record, who confirms it’s canceled.

AAA reviews the cruiserweight tournament so far, has no idea if Jack and Extreme Tiger are meant to be in it.

El Salvador Foto @ blogspot has photos of a local show.

Things I didn’t expect, but should’ve: a columnist going anti-Mistico and pro-drugs. The real issue is they’re not much a fan of PAN.

Nuevo Laredo wrestler Zeus talks about running half marathons, in his wrestling gear. At least he’s got running shoes on.

Cesar looks at the first Viva La Lucha magazine.

Ohtani’s Jacket checks out Valiente vs Virus and Mascarita Dorada vs Pequeno Damian 666.

Lucha Va Voom is running tonight in LA.