AAA was the first company in Mexico to give me a break shooting Lucha. Thanks to Cristina A. and IS Rostro at AAA, I was able to shoot the 2015 Lucha Libre World Cup, Verano de Escandalo and Triplemania 23. Therefore, I cannot help but wish them the best, in good time and in bad. Since those days the company I grew up watching has lost a bevy of major stars, the latest being Pentagon Jr., Daga and Garza Jr. Too me its clear that 2 things must be done at this point, and that is the purpose of this blog post.
A) Establish Hijo del Fantasma as a Top Star
Fantasma has a ton of talent, and carries a powerful legacy. It needs to be clear that he is in the AAA premiere class. They really can't afford to lose him, and AAA needs another top tecnico if for example Psycho Clown were to get hurt. Fantasma has played a great heel, but at this point in time with the loss of Fenix, Evans, Garza etc. AAA needs a strong tecnico.
B) Filling the Void, Sign Top Talent
Ok this is the hard one, but at the same time, there is tremendous talent right now in Lucha Libre. I am going to simply create a list of people who I think could fit in and help rebuild.
1) Cibernetico- Tons of Charisma, the fans love him, and in my opinion he belongs in AAA. Have him rejoin Averno and Chessman and have him feud with Pagano and the Clowns. They could have a cage match at Triplemania where a mask or hair is lost. It's easy and it writes itself. Cibernetico vs. Pagano brawls are fresh enough for this too work.
2)Top Free Agents: Xtreme Tiger, Flamita, Laredo Kid, Golden Magic, Ultimo Ninja, Epydemius- These are phenomenal talents. Any company would be lucky to have them. They are either stars or stars on the rise and are ready to fill in the spots left by Fenix, Garza Jr., Jack Evans, and Daga
3) Indy Invasion- There is some really great luchadors out there on the indies. Young teams like Mala Hierba, Indystrongtibles, Kamikazes, Macizos, Gold Generation, Compares, Fortaleza etc. would provide a fresh I'd like to see any of these young teams come in and feud with AAA talent. Would give AAA some fresh feuds, and would give these great teams a chance to reach a greater audience.
Who would you like to see fill the void? I left out any CMLL talent, simply because I have no idea who might even consider jumping ship. Please leave me a comment below, and while you are here, check out my photo archives here!