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NewsRocky Romero On The AEW-AAA-CMLL Alliance, Scott D’Amore Talks TNA Wrestling 2.0

Rocky Romero On The AEW-AAA-CMLL Alliance, Scott D’Amore Talks TNA Wrestling 2.0



In a recent interview with Wrestling Observer Live, NJPW star Rocky Romero discussed AEW’s working relationship with CMLL in light of AEW’s pre-existing partnership with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide.

AAA and CMLL have a notoriously unamicable relationship. On the other hand, AEW has been working with AAA for quite some time, and most recently booked CMLL wrestler Mistico on Rampage.

Romero said, “The parameters are things like no AAA talent on the same show as CMLL talent, obviously not in the same matches as well. But yeah, I think I’m pretty much responsible for at least getting the conversation started and bringing the idea of CMLL working with AEW. In this case, primarily Mistico. I think over the past few weeks, we’ve heard quite a bit that Tony Khan was a big fan of Mistico and having him was a big deal. Just to be able to open that door for CMLL, AEW, and New Japan to hopefully do some more work together next year, I think it’s really cool. That’s another forbidden door opened.”

During a recent media call for Bound for Glory 2023, Impact Wrestling President Scott D’Amore discussed the return of TNA Wrestling and why it will be a second golden era for the Anthem-owned promotion.

The rebranding was announced at the end of Bound for Glory 2023 this past weekend. Impact Wrestling will switch back to TNA Wrestling at Hard to Kill in January 2024.

D’Amore said, “While we found that stability under the IMPACT banner, and I’m very proud of that, what we now have is we’re ready to go there and have our growth and true success. Our true second golden era under our true name, TNA Wrestling. I’ve had a few people say, ‘I really like IMPACT.’ We’re back where we’re supposed to be. The name of the company is TNA Wrestling. Every Thursday night, you’re tuning into IMPACT. TNA Wrestling IMPACT. Both of those brands have value, but TNA, at our core, is who we are and gives us back that swagger that maybe we lacked. I talked about too much apologizing, that’s done. Are we going to make mistakes? Absolutely, but when we do, we get up, dust ourselves off, and get back at it. We are going to go back to our roots. We are going to go out there and we are going to press. When the whole business zigged, we zagged. When small wrestlers weren’t allowed to be in the main event, even WCW, for all the work with cruiserweight, they didn’t main event. They main evented here. AJ Styles was a World Champion here. We changed an industry. When tag team wrestling was almost obsolete, we went out there with Team Canada, America’s Most Wanted, 3 Live Kru, Triple X, and did tag team wrestling right. When women were still wrestling in mud and jello and fighting over who might get a chance to sleep with somebody twice their age, we went out there and gave women a platform to be athletes and be respected equally. We will continue to do those things. People have been asking what IMPACT Wrestling is. I think you’re going to see a clearer, cleaner vision for that. It’s an amazing time in wrestling, I’m not here throwing shade, there are a lot of great things out there, but we’re very confident in putting our foot in the ground, planting our stake and saying ‘we’re really good at what we do and we’re coming.’”

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