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And now Mistico is leaving CMLL. They are putting Caristico back under the Mistico mask.... CMLL is a dumpster fire. 

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The only reason Rush and Dragon Lee didn't shit on CMLL after they were let go is they didn't want to make things harder on their brother who was still there. Wonder if that will change now. 

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Also Mistico II recorded a goodbye video sitting in the stands at Arena Mexico before he let CMLL know he was leaving, which is hilarious. 

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If somebody in charge actually cared It would be so easy to fix what's wrong with CMLL. If they stopped booking 5 trios matches every show and mixed in some singles and tags, the wrestlers would make more because there would be few workers to pay. And if they allowed everybody to take high paying outside bookings, people wouldn't be leaving. Instead the only top guy allowed to take outside bookings is Ultimo Guererro it seems.  

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Yeah, it's not like CMLL has some insurmountable problems that need fixed. Literally all it takes to turn things around there is for someone in charge to give the slightest of shits about putting on an entertaining card. 

Hell, they could just not go out of their way to fuck with people's money in a part of the world still taking a beating from covid and it would improve things there. Instead you have real estate millionaires acting like it will break the bank to pay non poverty wages.

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@sek69 do we know how lucha pay offs work and what dollar amounts we are talking here? They got to seriously fucking the younger guys around to be losing this many people.  

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Lucha payoffs pretty much work like they did in the old days, a percentage of the house based on your position on the card. Plus hair/mask match losers tend to get a bigger than normal payoff as well. 

Also a lot of lucha shows tend to be sponsored so some of what people get come from that.

CMLL's problem is that they were running empty arena shows so folks were probably getting paid next to nothing, which wouldn't be a deal breaker in lucha except they won't let anyone take outside bookings and expect them to be happy with the crumbs. Also people politically connected like UG get taken care of which only further inflames feelings 

 

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Both Cassandro (earlier this week) and Rush (last night) are in hospital - Rush having been admitted into emergency surgery. Not much is known at the moment but the family will hold a press conference Thursday. I hope this is nothing because I was looking forward to the real Ingobernables again.

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Rush has had a bad knee for a while, but him suddenly needing to get surgery right now (when he dropped the title in a way that  made it clear he could have won, and would have been expected to put over the new champ since his contract is up at the end of the year) is a move that somewhere has HBK doing a slow clap.  Now can be healed up just in time for his deal to end and bring the OG Ingobernables to AEW. He just "that doesn't work for me, brother"d his way out of ROH. 

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CMLL is being CMLL and making it next to impossible to view their shows from outside Mexico. I'd keep an eye on cubsfan's YouTube since it might show up there at some point. 

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Cain Velasquez and LA PARK having a scrum at the Triplemania press conference is the most AAA thing ever and I love it.

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3 minutes ago, joeg said:

I'm super hyped for the upcoming Triplemania show, absolutely stacked card.

 

Hell yeah! The Mega Championship match, Lucha Bros vs FTR. LA PARK~!,  plus the usual AAA random insanity, sign me the hell up. Most hyped I've been for a non AEW show probably since the wheels fell off New Japan. 

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Omega out of the show, going for multiple surgeries. It's amazing how great he has been for months while working on a completely screwed up body.

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AAA Mega Championship officially vacated, which is somewhat surprising since it would not have been out of character for AAA to just not notice/care the title was out of circulation for months. 

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Kinda surprised they haven't announced Deonna defending the Reinas de Reinas championship either. A cool thing would be a surprise match between her and Taya. Wishfull thinking I know but I'm sure Konnan would book Taya in a heartbeat.

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I fully expect Taya to be back in AAA sooner than later as long as there aren't any travel restrictions.

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Kross & Scarlett could be back there too also. They had quite the act in Mexico and Kross could play giant tossing luchadors around, which was one of his best role.

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The Mega title match is being turned into a 5 way with Vikingo vs four others. So far they announced Samuray Del Sol and Jay Lethal so they must have just asked AEW to see who wants to take a trip to Mexico.

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What is Brian Cage doing lately ? Talk about one guy who's AEW stint kinda went awry after a great debut and some cool matches. Honestly I would enjoy Kross & Scarlett more.

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