At today’s press conference in New York City, AAA announced that they will be hosting an event at Madison Square Garden on September 15th called Invading New York. This will be AAA’s MSG debut. Back in February, a partnership with the newly formed AEW was announced at the Double Or Nothing ticket release party, so expect to see talents from both promotions crossing over. Executive VP Cody Rhodes appeared at AAA’s Rey de Reyes last month, the same event that the Young Bucks defeated the Lucha Brothers for the tag team titles.
A graphic for the event, and AAA’s press release is below.
LUCHA LIBRE AAA WORLDWIDE MEXICO’S PREMIER PRO WRESTLING ORGANIZATION INVADES NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
(April 4, 2019) New York – An impressive roster of leading Mexican and internationally- known pro wrestlers will “invade New York” when Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Mexico’s premier pro wrestling organization, presents one of their legendary spectacles at Madison Square Garden on September 15th, 2019.
This will be the first time that Lucha Libre AAA presents an event of this magnitude in the main arena at Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale on another noteworthy date for the Mexican community, May 5th, “Cinco de Mayo.”
The date of the September 15th event is expected to attract an audience of Lucha Libre AAA fans from New York’s Mexican and Hispanic communities, as well as the area’s die-hard pro wrestling fans. Dorian Roldán, Managing Director of Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide said “The timing of the event on September 15th is very important for everyone of Mexican heritage. It is the eve of Mexican Independence Day and is also recognized in the U.S. as the “unofficial” kick-off of Hispanic Heritage promotions. We anticipate that all of New York’s diverse Hispanic community will join us at Madison Square Garden to enjoy this truly-Mexican spectacle in New York’s most iconic sports venue”.
Roldán added, “Our firm is going through a very important moment of globalization, that has allowed us to place Mexican lucha libre and its wrestlers, known as luchadores, at a new level. Lucha libre is a sport and a performance that offers the opportunity for families and fans of all social levels to gather together and surrender in front of the mysticism and dedication of the wrestlers, anywhere in the world”.
The pro-wrestling event will feature the spectacle that loyal Lucha Libre AAA fans are accustomed to experiencing, and are representative of this famous brand, including the colorful aspect of the wrestlers’ masks and outfits, and the dramatic, exciting matches in the ring. Roldan continued, “The entire experience will transport attendees to Mexico, in a flash. Whether Latino, Mexican or American, all fans will enjoy the richness of Mexico’s culture, with a bit of nostalgia, in the midst of New York City.”
The full roster of wrestlers who are confirmed to appear will be released at a later date.
About Lucha Libre AAA
Lucha Libre AAA is a media and entertainment company founded in 1992 by Antonio Peña Herrada and manages the IP of the “AAA” brand and another 250 characters in its league. The company produces Lucha Libre events globally in various venues. In addition to working with a multitude of sponsors, the league has released an animated movie and videogame in the Mexican market. Lucha Libre AAA develops multiple hours of content per week that is aired on TV Azteca in Mexico as well as various digital platforms.