This what the Observer said about the Mistico/WWE story resolution, so you get the correct wording on the meaningful parts.
Mistico admitted to [WWE] that he had signed a five year contract with CMLL that had sever years remaining. WWE lawyers decided the only way they could sign Mistico was if they worked the deal out through CMLL, who is not interested in giving him up.
WWE is upset that Mistico never let him know he had a valid contract until [John] Laurinatis made him the offer at the end of this past week.
You’ll have to buy the newsletter to find out the three people who told management to sign him immediately (before they found out they couldn’t.)
When Shocker jumped to AAA in April of 2005, CMLL told people they were going to start signing their core talent to binding contracts. CMLL had been using wrestlers under weaker agreements, something little more than a verbal deal with promises of dates per month and payouts. For guys lower on the card, that may still be true, and it’s surely the case with the top independent talent, but your Ultimo Guerreros, Black Warriors, Dos Caras Juniors and most definitely your Misticos are under some sort of contract. The news isn’t that people are under contract, the surprise is WWE was caught unaware about Mistico and didn’t ask right away. (Maybe they did and got shifting answers?)
One of three things are going on here
The CMLL contracts are actually binding: congratulations! To believe this, you’ve also got to believe the Stones and even Zumbido were not under contract and Porky either wasn’t, or his ran out at just the right time to be a special surprise, and just at the same time Bucanero’s contract was running out.
they’ve only signed a few top guys to binding contracts: That would make sense, but if WWE still wants a high flying Mexican star, that’d leave quite a few people equally available.
WWE’s not going to break another companies’ contract: I think this is the most likely, actually. WWE’s raided guys in the past, but have shyed away from that in recent years – maybe because there hasn’t been a guy they haven’t wanted bad enough, or maybe just because there haven’t been big competing US companies to pull people from. They probably could’ve tried fighting it here, but did not.
Whatever the case, Mistico’s not going anywhere. And none of htis explains why there’s no Mistico/Perro match this month.
CMLL (SAT) 03/03 Arena Xochimilco [Gladiatores]
1) Pulsar & Punos de Acero b Epidemia & Rey Serpiente
2) Black Cyborg, Black Dragon, Black Thunder b Brazo Jr., Rey Mariscal, Super Brazo
3) Hiroka & Mima Shimoda b India Sioux & Luna Magica
4) Astro Boy, Mano Negra Jr., MÃ¡ximo b Ephesto, Morgue, Skandalo
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Groon XXX, Super Brazo b Black Warrior, MÃ¡scara AÃ±o 2000, Universo 2000
CMLL (SUN) 03/04 Arena Neza [Gladiatores]
1) Black Danger & Black Heart b Incapaz & Tormenta II
2) Danger & Tormenta I b Black Killer & Brazo 2000
3) Chac Mool, Rayo Tapatio I, Rey Tapatio II b Caligula, Gringo Loco (Chicago), Mesala
4) Satanico, Tony Rivera, Volador Jr. b Marco Corelone, Mephisto, Ramstein
5) Mistico DQ Black Warrior
Tormenta I replaced Astro Boy, who was hurt early in his match. Marco couldn’t get along with the King Of Neza and Mephisto.
AULL (FRI) 03/02 Arena Lopez Mateos [Gladiatores]
1) Kid Tiger & Sol de Oriente b Puma King & Sombra Escarlata
2) Epidermia & Heavy Boy b Dr. Psiquiatra & Gringo Loco (Chicago) [AULL TAG, 2nd, torneo]
3) Cerebro Negro & Fantasma de la Ã“pera b Rambo Jr. & Supremo Jr. [AULL TAG, 2nd, torneo]
4) Sepulturero I & Sepulturero II b Astro Boy & Robin Maravilla [AULL TAG, 2nd, torneo]
5) Rocky Santana, Super Muneco, Villano III b Coco Rojo, SatÃ¡nico, Shamu
6) Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Gladiador, Volador Jr. b Rey Krymen, Sadico, Terrible
CMLL (MON) 03/05 Mercado Morelos [gladiatores]
1) Hanaoha & Kameta b Masusake & Okada
2) BRacito de Oro, M-1, Mini Olimpico b Mano Negra Jr., Sombrita, Tritoncito
3) Medusa & Sahori b Corintia & La Nazi
4) Black Man & Danger b Demon I & Macabro
5) Dos Caras, Hijo de Fantasma, Solar I b Mano Negra, Negro Navarro, Pierroth Jr.
CMLL (SAT) 03/03 Plaza De Toros El Cortijo [gladiatores]
1) Arcano & Principe Odin b Kai & Yamato
2) Black Man Jr., Fabian el Gitano, Sombra de Plata b Bacteria, La Flecha, Mesala
3) ?, Arkangel, Dr. X b Skayde, Stuka Jr., Suicida
4) Rey Lobo b Cerebro Negro
5) ?, Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero b Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Perro Aguayo Jr.
Lobo and Cerebro had a bloody battle, and will meet again on 03/17 in a mask/hair match.