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AAA announces September 15th MSG debut, LA date coming soon

Additional reporting provided by Dave Meltzer

AAA is officially heading to Madison Square Garden. 

At a Thursday press conference, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide announced a show for NYC on Sunday, September 15: the first time they have been back since July 1994 when they ran the adjoining theater.

Tickets will go on sale May 4th on Ticketmaster with expected streaming options to be announced at a later date. No matches were announced, but it was said there will be a lot of surprises.

Both the event date and on-sale date have intended Mexican significance. The show is the day before Mexican Independence Day while the on-sale date is Cinco de Mayo, a nod to the Hispanic community in New York which they hope to draw from. 

MSG officials were talking about the event selling out thanks in part to fly-ins. 

After years as a WWE stronghold, the AAA show will be the second high profile, non-WWE pro wrestling event held at MSG this year, following this Saturday's joint ROH/NJPW show. 

Peter Luuko of Oak View Group is responsible for bringing AAA to MSG which is the start of the promotion coming to major arenas around the country. A Los Angeles date at The Forum will be announced in a few weeks.

At this point, there is no AEW involvement.

At the press event, AAA managing director Dorian Roldan said, "This is one of the important moments in the history of the company since its founding in 1992” and that it’s the start of “their new strategy.” This Venues Now feature speaks to the Arena Alliance partnership and possible cities AAA could also try to go to.

Part of that strategy is to focus on the U.S., Latin America, and Colombia markets through 2020.

The press event featured Roldan, Hugo Savinovich, Konnan, Daga, Puma King, Aerostar, Fenix, Drago, Taya, Tessa Blanchard, Blue Demon Jr., and Pentagon Jr. with several of them speaking during the event. Ed Nordholm and Scott D'Amore of Anthem/Impact Wrestling were also in attendance.