Got a look at the 08/16 Observer, and there’s one note about the TNA/Mexico situation I hadn’t heard before.
“Jeff Jarrett and Dutch Mantel at first wanted to go to CMLL, which has better wrestlers overall and far more depth than AAA, but Mike Tenay advised them against doing so, saying they would just win up with the same problems, and they could book the biggest name talent in Mexico on their own since the highest guys are now are independents.”
Tenay’s probably right (didn’t it CMLL noshow meetings originally and that’s part of the reason AAA got/kept the deal?) but still c’mon. There’d be a better chance of getting a complete match from a CMLL worker if he was on Impact.
Hector Garza will be back in once he can offer proof he’s actually free and clear from AAA, and Super Crazy will be in once his work permit paperwork is in. Dave mentioned there’s talk of bringing el Hijo Del Santo and Perro Aguayo Jr and for the big shows, but I’d think it’d cost them more than they’re willing to spend on outside talent who aren’t more mainstream US draws.