The pro wrestling world was set to see an exciting new addition in Mexico. Federacion Wrestling was set to make their debut on the 19th, but that event has now been postponed after Andrade, Rush, and more pulled out of the show.
This company is now “dead” according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. He explained that the economics of the new company didn’t make any sense. They were also counting on Americans to buy the pay-per-view when fans Stateside generally do not purchase Mexican events in big numbers at all.
“They’re dead. They’re done. I mean, you could even argue it’s actually a good time to do this. Obviously these guys were not the guys to do it because they didn’t even last a show. So, their first show was gonna be this weekend and it got cancelled today, and there you go.”
“The economics of it made no sense, because they were spending big, big money, there were guys on the show that were getting $10,000 or some guys that were getting $7,500, for one show. And the gate couldn’t cover it, and nobody buys pay-per-view in Mexico. I suppose they could have gotten some pay-per-view in the United States, but the number of people that are gonna buy a Mexican pay-per-view in the United States is really small.”
We’ll have to see if Federacion Wrestling gives it another try down the line. Andrade said that he pulled out of the event because they could not reach a good business decision. That is interesting since the event was supposed to happen in four days. Rush and others pulled out while citing “logistical reasons.”
It was thought that CMLL pulled their partnership with ROH due to Matt Taven and others appearing at Federacion Wrestling. Now it appears that deal might have ended for no reason.
What’s your take on this situation? Are you surprised Federacion Wrestling is already over? Sound off in the comments!