Despite commercials saying, "Coming in 2019," Aro Lucha will not be headed to Pop TV in early 2019.
PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports that the Aro Lucha commercials aired during IMPACT Wrestling broadcasts were not put there by Pop. The spots were reportedly part of the master copy footage provided to Pop by IMPACT Wrestling. Johnson reports that it is possible for Aro Lucha to strike a deal with Pop TV down the line, but the commercials were not an indicator that a deal has been made and were only aired as part of a deal between Aro Lucha and IMPACT.
It ran during the LAX vs. Sydal/Page match. pic.twitter.com/G9F07vLtxS— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) November 2, 2018
Aroluxe had reportedly been funding IMPACT tapings in exchange for a percentage of ownership in the company prior to Anthem buying IMPACT. Anthem reportedly makes regular payments to Aroluxe, buying out their ownership percentage and that airing the Aro Lucha spot on their television show was part of the payment process and to bring attention to the company.
Aro Lucha taped a pilot episode of their show in Nashville and held live events in Texas in order to put together a sizzle reel, which you can view above. In February, Aro Lucha announced that they would be filming season 1 of their show ARO LUCHA at some point in 2018. However, no news about the tapings ever came out.
In other Aro Lucha news, Fightful's Andrew Thompson spoke with CEO Jason Brown about the status of Rey Mysterio, who been announced as a minority owner of the promotion prior to his WWE return.
IMPACT Wrestling will finish their run on Pop TV in the coming weeks. It was announced on Friday that IMPACT will move to the Pursuit channel on Jan. 11.