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The Grapevine (10/14/15): The International Gossip Edition


Happy lunch break, everyone! Welcome to today's kinda-sorta-late Grapevine, where we round up the (technically unconfirmed) rumors from the wild world of pro wrestling that you may have missed over the morning.

Let's kick off this Humpday Wednesday edition with some juicy news from all over the world:



  • There's a beef brewing between Alberto El Patron and wXw. Management from wXw is accusing AEP and his management team of being unprofessional, after he pulled out of appearances in Germany and Switzerland after he found out he was booked into an Economy seat instead of Business Class, like how he usually travels—which also incidentally costs $7,000 more. El Patron fired back on Twitter with the following statement. (Source: LordsOfPain.net)


We say: Looks like a case of he-says-she-says and we're not quite sure where this is going. Having said that, overseas travel is always heavy on the body, and if El Patron insists that going Business Class is his SOP, then that's entirely understandable. Having said that, we really shouldn't be surprised if Alberto's manager screwed up; nobody has ever called Ricardo Rodriguez the sharpest knife in the drawer, after all.


  • TNA could be betting big on India for its future. India looks to be a very big market for the TNA brand in the next few upcoming years. TNA employees remain very optimistic that the company will land a new cable TV deal in the United States in 2016. They also hold out hope that next year will be a new launching point for a better overall position in the TNA company. (Source: Rajah.com)

We say: TNA has always done good business outside the United States. Heck, Tita Dixie has mentioned in past interviews that in certain markets, their TV broadcasts actually outdraw the audience of WWE programming. Having said that, despite having dipped their toes in the Indian wrestling scene with their short-lived Ring Ka King experiment, crossing cultural boundaries is always tough for home-grown American brands like TNA, and we hope they do better homework than just signing Indian wrestling talent. After all, we hear The Great Khali is pretty happy doing TV commercials back home...



  • Adios to the original Sin Cara. AAA has announced that Myzteziz, formerly Mistico and "The Original Sin Cara," is no longer with the company. They tweeted the following statement on Tuesday afternoon, clarifying that AAA will maintain ownership of the Myzteziz name moving forward. (Source: @luchablog)


We say: Man, this dude can't catch a break, can he? It was easy for him to blame his WWE dismissal on there being a styles clash, and not having time and reps to properly adapt his in-ring approach to a more WWE style of storytelling, but what's his excuse now for exiting AAA? We'll keep out eyes on further developments.

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What do you think, fellow smarks? Will TNA find salvation in India? Who's in the right, Alberto El Patron or wXw? Why do you think Myzteziz is left out in the cold again? Leave us your thoughts below in the comments section.

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