Marco debuted last 03/15, so a standard (?) AAA one year contract would’ve run out three days after this year’s Rey de Reyes. If you look back at last week’s dueling press conferences closely, it’s pretty clear the decision was made during that week. Yurem’s challenge was originally to Marco at the AAA press conference (which he didn’t attend), but they switched it to Alex by the Friday Konnan/Dorian event.
When Marco jumped, the big idea was for Marco to cross over into other media. I don’t pay attention to stuff on Mexican TV that’s not lucha to tell you if that’s worked, but I don’t have the impression it’s really worked. As a wrestler, Marco has pretty much as underutilized in AAA as he was in CMLL; he’s been just a guy a lot.
That wasn’t the plan, even as late as a few weeks ago. I think I can talk about this, now that it’s clearly not going to happen (and I figure it’ll be in the WON either this or next week), but AAA had some major plans for Marco this year not too long ago. When this year’s Rey de Reyes was first planned, Marco was picked to win, take the title shot at TripleMania this year, and win the title. Electro as champ was originally supposed to be a transitional champion to get the belt from Mesias to Marco. (Who knows where that’s going now, but maybe breaking up Wagner/Electro might be a hint – if Wagner ever signed his contract.) Plans change all the time, but AAA’s talk of doing something with Marco wasn’t as empty as it seems now, at least at one point.
I’m not too worried about Marco; I think he’d be sticking with AAA if that was the best option, and he’s leaving because he’s got a better plan. I doubt it’s going back to CMLL given how he left (though you never know) and figure he’s headed back to the US somewhere. Marco was far more enjoyable than we would’ve figured and it was nice having him around as long as he was.
for the record
people AAA are building around in 2010, via Konnan
Marco Corleone: gone
Jack Evans: has done nothing
Laredo Kid: has done nothing
Zorro: has done nothing
(Dorian’s big on TV, so they are creating one new star!)