AEW’s Special Presentation Planned for Mistico’s Rampage Match – Mistico, the original Sin Cara in WWE, is set to make his AEW debut on Rampage this Friday, where he will face Rocky Romero. Both competitors bring championship accolades from CMLL, with Mistico holding the CMLL World Middleweight Championship and Rocky as the CMLL World Historic Welterweight Champion.
While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that this match will receive a special presentation. AEW intends to replicate the authentic feel of an Arena Mexico match by incorporating Arena Mexico video footage and the Arena Mexico music. However, the match will not feature CMLL announcers or a CMLL ring.
Alvarez: “Yes, they are facing on Rampage next Friday. Rocky Romero and Mistico.”
Meltzer: “You know the whole story with Rocky Romero and Mistico and Tony Khan?”
Alvarez: “I don’t know. What is it?”
Meltzer: “Well Tony Khan, like when he was, I mean, he would have been like in his early 20s, so probably in college. But Mistico was his favorite wrestler.”
Alvarez: “The Original Mistico who is now this Mistico. But it hasn’t been this Mistico for a long time.”
Meltzer: “Right. The second Mistico was Mistico, who was in Los Ingobernables. So this Mistico was one of his favorite wrestlers and the first, by weird coincidence, the first match that Mistico had for WWE as Sin Cara was in Champaign, Illinois and Tony Khan was there and Tony Khan sent the arena report to me for that show. He’s always wanted to book this guy. It was because they were working with AAA, politically, it’s not the easiest thing. Rocky’s got a lot of influence in CMll and made it work. And the idea, from what I understand, is to make this an authentic Arena Mexico match with the Arena Mexico video footage with the Arena Mexico music.”
Alvarez: “Please tell me the same ring.”
Meltzer: “It won’t be the same ring.”
Alvarez: “Oh, well, it’s not authentic.”
Meltzer: “Then it won’t be the same ring. And there won’t be those freaking things that you do. The stage dives.”
Alvarez: “What about the ladies? Are they going to be out there?”
Meltzer: “I am guessing no, but that’s actually an interesting one. They actually should. That is one they should do. I don’t know if you can get them like this.”
Alvarez: “Can we get the CMll announcers as well.”
Meltzer: “No, I don’t want that. I don’t want the CMll announcers. They talk in Spanish.”
Alvarez: “You told me this was going to be authentic and now you’re telling me all this stuff that’s not authentic.
Meltzer: “Well, they want authentic music and everything. I don’t know how you know, but that’s the idea. And it’s for the pound-for-pound championship.”
AEW’s Special Presentation Planned for Mistico’s Rampage Match