As seen on Puroresu Power, the Mexico section of WWE’s International site announced that the WWE will be having a house show at Arena Monterrey on 4/3, a Saturday. (I believe the promotion that runs there now, using a mix of guys, runs Sundays and runs a different arena in Monterrey, but I may be partially wrong there.)
WWE had announced they were going to run a show in Mexico last year in one of those post-earning release phone confrences – in Mexico City and sometime in the summer – but that didn’t happen. Since they’ve listed it on their website, this one will happen.
Shockingly, it’ll be the RAW side that’s going. Unless they pull something, that means no Eddie, Chavo or Rey. I presume this is because, according to the information they list on the page, only RAW and “WWE Specials” (PPVs, I’d assume) air Nationally. I wonder if there might be a future deal with TV Azteca here, as they’re associated with this arena.
It’ll be intersting to see what they use to draw – maybe Venis gets a big match? Naaah.
I’d be very surprised if non-WWE talent were on a WWE show.
Box y Lucha has a story about Villano III being upset with CMLL. They didn’t book him one week, so he worked some shows in northern Mexico for non-CMLL promotions (which doesn’t seem all that uncommon), and now they’re not returning any of the Villanos’ calls. This may be part of the “we need to push new guys” stuff they’ve talked about of late, and Villano III does refernece that, but given all the old guys who are still around, I’d guess that it was a combinaction of the Villanos being an older act and the Villanos not being politically well connected and doing something even questionable gave whoever wanted them gone all the leverage they needed.
Or at least I would if this was US wrestling.
In nearly as exciting news, La Nazi has a bit part in Denzel Washington’s next movie, Man On Fire.
GdI claim the match tonight versus Shocker and Park would be their 38th defense. Haven’t seen results yet.