AEW is the home to some of the most enthralling factions in professional wrestling, with Blackpool Combat Club being top one. The members of the group, Claudio Castagnoli and Jon Moxley recently teased accepting a challenge from Mexico.

For weeks, a feud has sparked between the Blackpool Combat Club and Mexican faction Mistico, Hechicero, and Volador Jr. from CMLL promotion. Things became intense after the Mexican trio challenged their foes to head over to Arena Mexico to face them following the conclusion of the February 9 episode of AEW Rampage.

As seen in clip released by AEW on their social media, Castagnoli and Moxley responded to their challenge, stating that wrestling had no borders and cultural barriers.

“The luchadores of CMLL stand in solidarity against the forces of AEW and the elite of the elite, the Blackpool Combat Club. Things haven’t gotten too out of hand yet. War is an ugly, terrible thing. But in sport, competition, it can be beautiful. Professional wrestling, the greatest sport in the world, transcends borders and cultural barriers. The struggle in the ring, the human struggle of the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who if he fails, fails daring greatly. Questions are answered in the arena. Since the time of David versus Goliath. In this case, show style is superior? Lucha Libre, national heritage, with all its idiosyncrasies, or the style of the Blackpool Combat Club? We don’t have a style. The BCC is decades and decades, a lineage of knowledge, shared, passed in, preserved, and protected. So in this story, the BCC, should we walk into Arena Mexico, be David or Goliath? The answer is, we’re both.” 


Claudio then spoke about the Mexican stars picking up a fight with his cohort Jon Moxley and made it clear that it was now his fight as well. He concluded by teasing to arrive in their landscape, indicating the challenge being accepted.

“You picked a fight with this guy, my friend, Jon Moxley. You thought you just picked a fight with the biggest star in AEW. Prison rules, right? You go after the biggest, baddest guy you can, just to make a name for yourself. You know what? Kudos for that. What you didn’t expect is you picked a fight with me. See, my story with CMLL goes back 15,16,17 years, when I just started in the United States. I was like, you know what? Lucha Libre. Over 100 years worth of heritage. That’s what I want to learn. That’s what I want to get good at. Every week, I ordered the DVDs. Every week, I watched the shows, and I went down to Mexico for a week straight. I went to the offices of CMLL, begging for a chance. A week went by, a week and a half went by. I got rejected every single day. So you know what I did? I just became the best luchador there is. Not out there in the arena, in the back. In the dark, where nobody was watching. I trained day in and day out, and now here you are, trying to show off what Lucha Libre actually is to the great audience of AEW, and you got showed up by the Blackpool Combat Club because we train when nobody’s looking, because we work when others stop. That’s what we do. Then you invite us to your house. See, we didn’t invite you to come here because this is our house, our rules. But you invite us to your house? If you do that, su casa is gonna be nosto casa.”

While there is no word if Moxley and Castagnoli would indeed head out to CMLL to face Mistico, Hechicero, and Volador Jr. as of now, it would surely be one of the most action-packed and highly exhilarating matches in professional wrestling history.

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