By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
AXS TV issued the following press release to announce that it will broadcast the AAA – Lucha Invades NY event on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES – AXS TV announced today the broadcast premiere of LUCHA INVADES NY, presented by Lucha Libre AAA and IMPACT Wrestling from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, on Friday, Sept. 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Showcasing stars from the world’s premier Mexican professional wrestling organization, LUCHA INVADES NY features an impressive roster of leading Mexican and internationally-known Luchadores, showing off the colorful aspect of the wrestlers’ unique masks and outfits, as well as the dramatic, high-flying matches inside the ring.
LUCHA INVADES NY features former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, as he competes in his second-ever professional wrestling bout, teaming up with IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage and Psycho Clown against Los Mercenarios, the team of Rey Escorpion, Texano Jr. and Taurus.
The AAA World Tag Team Championship will be on the line as the Lucha Brothers, Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, defend against LAX, the team of Santana and Ortiz, in the latest installment of their rivalry which has already produced numerous in-ring classics.
The event will also feature AAA Reina de Reinas (Queen of the Queens) Champion and IMPACT Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard in a defense of her title against former Reina de Reinas Champion and current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie.
Mexican legends Blue Demon Jr. and Rey Wagner will also face off in a no disqualification grudge match.
Lucha Libre AAA returns to U.S. soil on Oct. 13, as the organization hosts INVADING LA at The Forum in Los Angeles, Calif.
For more information, visit www.axs.tv.
Powell’s POV: The event was broadcast Sunday night via FITE.TV pay-per-view and the results are available on the main page. This would appear to be the first notable pro wrestling move since Anthem acquired majority control of AXS TV, as my guess is that the network was not planning to broadcast this event prior to the sale to Anthem. Either way, it’s good exposure for both AAA and Impact Wrestling.