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Impact Wrestling partnering with AAA to promote Lucha Invades NY


Lucha Libre AAA and Impact Wrestling are partnering together for AAA's show in New York City.

In a press release that was issued today, it was announced that AAA has engaged Impact to "promote the LUCHA INVADES NY event to be held in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. ET."

“IMPACT Wrestling and Lucha Libre AAA have been strong partners for many years and this event marks a significant milestone in our collaboration to bring fans dream matches featuring the best international talent from both organizations,” Impact Wrestling president and Anthem Sports & Entertainment chief corporate officer Ed Nordholm said.

Lucha Invades NY was originally supposed to take place at Madison Square Garden but was moved to the smaller Hulu Theater at MSG.

Impact's Tessa Blanchard holds the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship and will defend the title against Taya Valkyrie (who is Impact's Knockouts Champion) at Lucha Invades NY. Blue Demon Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. has also been announced for the show.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will be in action at Lucha Invades NY. He made his professional wrestling debut at Triplemania XXVII earlier this month.

Impact and AAA's press release stated that "In addition to IMPACT Wrestling stars taking part in the event, FN Originals (Fight Network’s original production department) will be on-site producing a behind-the-scenes Diary documentary episode on Velasquez. LUCHA INVADES NY will also be broadcast in the U.S. and abroad on Fight Network and other broadcast properties owned by Anthem Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of IMPACT Wrestling, which will also provide marketing and logistical support for the event through its various media assets."

Lucha Invades NY will be available as a live iPPV on Fite TV.