Federacion Wrestling has postponed its big debut event after Rush and AEW star Andrade El Idolo both pulled out of the show.
The promotion issued a press release confirming that the show WILL NOT be happening as scheduled this coming Saturday. The press release said that the show will be rescheduled due to logistical issues.
Andrade claimed that he could not “reach a good agreement” with Federacion Wrestling, citing this as the reason he pulled out of the show. Rush pulled out of the show due to logistical issues.
Speaking on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer went one step further, noting that Federacion Wrestling is now effectively “dead”.
Meltzer noted that “the economics of it made no sense”, explaining that the Mexican promotion was spending a huge amount of money on talent for their shows, which they couldn’t generate back through revenue:
“They’re dead. They’re done.
“You could even argue it’s actually a good time to do this, but obviously these guys were not the guys to do it because they didn’t even last a show. Their first show was gonna be this weekend and it got cancelled today, and there you go.
“The economics of it made no sense, 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.”
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