is Lucha Libre AAA back on in the United States this weekend?

Maybe? Kind of? Only if you have obscure latino package channel AYM Sports.

AYM Sports’ programming guide lists “Lucha Libre AAA” as airing this Thursday night at 7pm. It airs again on Saturday at 9pm, another 2 hour show. AYM’s listings can be incorrect – Sobre el Ring is on when listed about half the time – and so there’s a chance this is some mistake and no show will air at that time. However, these same listings have cleaned up IWRG’s schedule (now listed with an 3 hour timeslot, with a rerun scheduled on Wednesday. If they’re fixing the schedule for Sundays, they’re probably fixing the schedule everywhere. Still, I’m questioning enough about that I needed to take a screen shot for proof.

A two hour AAA show is likely the show we’ve been calling AAA “Regional”. I’m not sure what AAA calls it, but we have given that name because it’s only aired on regional affiliates of Televisa (and not on their main feed.) If that’s what it is, this Thursday should be last weekend’s recent regional show, with matches from Ecatepec. Going forward, it could conceivably be the same show that airs in Mexico that weekend.

(It’s also possible it’s a wildly mislabeled indy show, or the new FUSION show – though TVC Deportes letting another sports channel airing their show is the most unlikely outcome.)

AAA has said nothing about a show a new AYM Sports (which airs in both Mexico and US.) AYM Sports has no active web presence, though they’ve left littered the internet with corpses of websites and social media accounts. AYM Sports is so small time, they don’t have a wikipedia page. At the same time, AYM is often bundled with two dozen other channels on latino channel packages. Few know the channel exist, but a lot have access to it or could good access to it.

In the US, AYM Sports appears to have no actual advertisers – the breaks are just old PSAs from the Church of the Later Day Saints and promos for other shows on the network (which just recently have started revealing when the shows are on!) I have no idea how this network makes money or exists in the first place, which makes it unlikely they’ve paid AAA to be on their AAA. (IWRG has said to be paid by their main sponsor for getting their logo on TV, perhaps that’s how AAA is making money here.) In Mexico, AYM has a slight relationship with Televisa’s biggest rival – TV Azteca – as they piggy back on their digital channels for over the air transmission.

Not The Only New Show This Weekend. Albert noted this in the comments, and Dr. Lucha had brought it up last week: if you get the new Time Warner (TW) Deportes channel, there’s a Lucha Libre on the schedule. It’s on tomorrow afternoon, 1pm, for two hours, and no one has any idea what is actually airing. Not a clue! Two hours makes me think it’s either the CMLL C3 show or the new Puebla show that’s been airing on Estrella TV, but your guess is as good as mine.

17 thoughts to “is Lucha Libre AAA back on in the United States this weekend?”

  1. I love “October Surprise”.

    Dr. Lucha also mentioned the Ship deal as ending based on what Konnan has said . If Ship is out of the picture, AAA can pursue tv in the US.

    I hope this is wrong and it’s some random indie, not AAA. If AAA does own the international rights to their own show, and can pursue partners abroad, it would be a shame if they committed to AYM. I don’t think they would be that desperate. There has to be a better option.

    Ditto about Time Warner Deportes.

    The idea of putting Lucha Libre on a sports network is nonsensical to begin with. It belongs on a general entertainment net, not sports networks.

    The best thing that could happen to AAA is that they get back on Galavision in the US.

    AAA backstage official Konnan revealed on the MLW Podcast that he is writing promo material for Jeff Jarrett. He mentions a new promo for Jeff Jarrett where he talks about the accomplishments of US sporting teams and runs down soccer while promoting a ‘real’ sport of American Football. Konnan says Jarrett should be competing for AAA again very soon.

  3. Speaking about more getting added, just noticed the juarez channel, that would air the aaa regional show, has lucha on the schedule for sunday at 5 ct. probably the aaa show…

  4. Also, the lucha show that aired on twc deportes, was a cmll show, just havent seen the show, to see which matches aired.

  5. CMLL Show on TWC Deportes was:

    Main Event Was:

    Averno/Polvora/Euforia Vs Mascara Dorada/Titan/Angel De Oro

  6. Aww, man, ya got my hopes up for nothing! I really enjoyed watching AAA on TV. I mean to watch it on YouTube but I just never do. Hopefully someday they’ll get back on the air here in the U.S.

  7. Where can I see a live weekly AAA broadcasts and PPV broadcasts?? Link????

    whether matches youtube, subsequent replays??..

    what is the best AAA live stream where you can watching live match or afterwards????

    Televisa channel (AAA) live stream link???

  8. (AAA did not air, if you missed the note on the Twitter account. Will check again on Saturday because why not.)

    so many question marks

    I put AAA matches on my YouTube channel every Tuesday. WarriorsX2000 and retro80s90s may have it up quicker.

    The AAA national show airs Saturdays at 4pm CT, and it sometimes streamed here:

  9. @LLL: It was the Tinieblas’ promoted FULL show from September 21st. CMLL wrestlers were on the show combined with the usual indy superstar crew of Anibal, Scorpio, Tinieblas Jr., etc.

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