AAA is altering the name of the next major show to “Heroes Inmortals III: Homenaje a Don Antonio Pena”. WORDY. Moving Pena’s name to the subtitle makes it seem as though they might stop using it at some point, but it’s hard to imagine such things actually occurring with how visible his name is on an weekly basis. Perhaps instead, this will become like Dos Leyendas, where it’s always the founder (Salvador Lutteroth there) and a wrestler. Though I’d assume the HOF inducement is done at TripleMania because that’s what WWE does, it also might work better to do it on this show, since this is the looking back one.
AAA TV update: There’s no AAA taping on 09/18 in Puebla. There is an AAA show on that date, but it’s a normal house show, and AAA says the mention of it on TV was to just to promote it. There will be no more tapings until the Heroes Inmortales show because they’re so far behind on what’s aired. That show looks to air about a week after it takes place, which gets them back to normal.
Al Filo del Ring catches up with Crazy Boy, who’s seems like a rare AAA rank and file wrestler going on record to support the changes in the promotion over the last few years and excited about the foreigners being brought in. There’s a little talk about DTU too.
Guadalajara wrestler Robert Paz has passed away.
Estrella del Ring looks at six names used in CMLL, which had already been long in use Cuernavaca. The implication here is the names have been stolen, but I tend to believe in ignorance (though sometimes willful) over malice when this sort of thing happens. There are only so many one word names. It’s probably happened forever and will continue to happen, but now it’s just more noticeable since everyone’s linked together tighter. The only solution is some national name registry (probably linked with some national licensing situation), and that’s never ever going to happen.
Hablando de Catch has an interview with Ricky Cruz, about this pre-Mexico career.
SuperLuchas #331 has Mistico & Negro on the cover, and an interview with Oriental. Oriental is not as high about people new to the company getting guaranteed deals while he couldn’t get any work. There’s also an interview with Lluvia, where she reveals herself to be Sangre Chicana’s daughter.
The new edition of Dos de Tres includes Cibernetico talking about his return, and Jack Evans teaching you how to breakdance.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.