Dorain Roldan would welcome the competition.
2019 has seen the partnerships between various wrestling companies become stronger. Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling joined forces to present G1 Supercard that sold out Madison Square Garden. ROH, NJPW, CMLL and the NWA are coming together this Summer on August 9th to present a show in Toronto during WWE's SummerSlam weekend as well.
All Elite Wrestling announced their working relationship with AAA that led to The Young Bucks capturing the AAA World Tag Team Championships and they are set to defend those titles against Pentagon Jr. and Fenix and AEW's Double Or Nothing pay-per-view on May 25th in Las Vegas. AAA owner Dorian Roldan recently chatted with Super Luchas and opened up about a variety of topics including a hypothetical NXT Mexico if the WWE were to ever expand into Latin America to that degree. Roldan said he would welcome the competition but thinks it would be difficult for the brand to get television.
"WWE is an impressive machine, but if you look at the WWE numbers from 2014 to date, they have a very clear strategy. Mexico is not a territory that is important to them in terms of income. In fact, Latin America, as a market, is the one that represents them the least. Europe is a very strong market for them, the same as India; what they are doing in the Middle East is crazy. Latin America does not stop seeing it, but they see it out of the corner of their eyes. They are not focused on having your product enter one hundred percent here, and today they have other priorities, such as growing the subscriber base of the WWE Network, knowing how to use all the talent they have and generating more content for their platform." He explained. "Welcome [to start NXT Mexico]. I believe that competition is always good. I do not doubt that they can achieve it, although they have more strategic markets - they have just made the biggest tryout in China - and they need someone to operate Mexico. Mexico has a beauty, it is a very open market, but at the same time we have barriers and business borders, and it would be difficult, not impossible, for them to get an open television channel."
Roldan also briefly gave his thoughts about All Elite Wrestling and said that the company can not compare to WWE in some aspects but does feel like competition is on the horizon.
"What AEW has achieved with the Double or Nothing and what I think they're going to announce means that WWE starts having competition. I do not know what size, because you can not compare a company that quotes between 6.5 and 7 billion dollars with another that will invest 100 million in the span of three years. But I do not want to compete frontally with WWE; I want to attack the Hispanic market." He said.
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