By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
AAA issued the following press release to announce matches for the September 15 event that has been moved from Madison Square Garden to the venue’s Hulu Theater.
(New York, NY) August 16, 2019 – – The world’s premier Mexican pro wrestling organization, Lucha Libre AAA, has announced the key match-ups featuring the renowned superstar wrestlers, or luchadores, scheduled to appear at their “Invading NY” event in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, Sunday, September 15th, at 6 p.m.
Many of the match ups follow up on storylines started at Triplemania XXVII on August 3rd in Mexico City which featured popular luchadores La Parka, Blue Demon Jr, Dr. Wagner Jr, Pentagón Jr., Fénix, Psycho Clown, Texano Jr., Taurus, and others.
These match-ups will also continue at the “Invading LA” event scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 6 p.m. at the Forum in Los Angeles.
The key match-ups scheduled for “Invading NY” include the popular Reina de Reinas (Queen of the Queens) Championship between the current reigning champion, Tessa who defends her title against former champion, Taya. Another is a grudge match featuring two AAA legends, Blue Demon Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. The two will face off to see if Blue Demon Jr successfully retains his mask, or if Dr. Wagner Jr. wins the bet to keep his hair.
“We are thrilled to bring the most popular Lucha Libre legends to fans in the Hulu Theater at MSG,” said Dorian Roldán, Director General of Lucha Libre AAA. The New York event has moved to the more intimate Hulu Theater at MSG from the main arena. Roldán added, “We want to ensure the quality of the experience for our New York area fans and the Hulu Theater offers the kind of setting in keeping with many AAA extravaganzas. Every seat is up close to the action and less than 177 feet from the ring, so our fans will have the kind of exciting, personal experience they expect from AAA.” Current ticket holders for “Invading NY” will be guaranteed a new seat assignment of equal or greater value than the seat they already purchased.
Tickets are now on sale for both the New York and the Los Angeles events and may be purchased at the box offices or online in Spanish or English at www.luchalibreaaausa.com, or at ticketmaster.com, or msg.com.
Both events will be available live PPV worldwide on FITE through streamed video on demand via iOS, Android mobile, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, and Amazon Fire, or from all cable and satellite TV providers on pay-per-view.
Powell’s POV: It should not come as a surprise that the event was moved from MSG to the venue’s Hulu Theater. It seemed like a reach when the company announced their plan to run MSG and all indications are that ticket sales were not enough to justify running the bigger venue. In fact, with AAA guaranteeing that fans who purchased tickets are guaranteed a new seating assignment of greater or equal value, it means they sold fewer than the 5,600 tickets that the Hulu Theater holds. It didn’t help AAA’s cause that WWE announced that they will be running Raw and Smackdown at MSG on September 9-10.