TNA Announces Working Agreement With Mexico's AAA

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TNA Announces Working Agreement With Mexico's AAA

TNA Announces Working Agreement With Mexico's AAA

January 14, 2024 2:32 AM
TNA Announces Working Agreement With Mexico's AAA
Wrestling News

Successful UltraClash event will see promotions continue to work together.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling has tonight (January 13) confirmed an official working agreement with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, the second-largest wrestling group in Mexico.

The announcement came during the promotion’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view, with Scott D’Amore, President of TNA Wrestling, being joined on stage by AAA CEO, Dorian Roldán Peña. Together, the pair hyped the benefits of a working agreement between the two promotions, noting that putting politics aside in professional wrestling is always best for business. Peña, specifically, detailed wanting to bring more lucha libre to North America and appeared keen to mix that style with the varied offerings of TNA’s roster.

This preceded the evening’s scheduled X Division Championship three-way, in which Chris Sabin defended the title against both KUSHIDA and the reigning AAA Mega Champion, El Hijo del Vikingo. There, Vikingo thrilled the Las Vegas crowd, though it was Sabin who ultimately prevailed as X Division Champion.

TNA’s Working Agreement With AAA, Explained

Although this was declared a new working agreement, the history between TNA working alongside AAA dates back to the former’s infancy, with the 2004 Super X Cup featuring a Mexican quintet of AAA-signed luchadors. This relationship has continued on and off ever since, with TNA founder Jeff Jarrett having previously held AAA’s Mega Championship.

More recently, TNA ventured to Mexico for a jointly-promoted show with AAA. Known as UltraClash, it featured a series of interpromotional bouts and was headlined by Vikingo and The Motor City Machine Guns toppling Trey Miguel and Los Vipers.