Lucha Libre News and Notes
In the crazy news department, Sugi San stated at Narita Airport early this morning in Tokyo that he was the one that planted the marijuana in the painting that NOSAWA & Io Shirai was caught with by customs agents after they returned home from Mexico last May. Both were arrested on drug charges which is serious business in Japan but a couple of weeks ago it was announced that charges weren’t going to be pressed against them and the case was dropped. So this morning, Sugi San and conspirator Masahiro Hayashi who works as Sol Luna admitted to doing it to setup NOSAWA who Sugi had some issues with and Hayashi was the one that procured the drugs. Sugi said that he wanted to come clean and tell everyone because NOSAWA found out that he did it and he was coming for him so he was flying to Mexico which he was booked for anyway and he probably wouldn’t be coming back for a while. AAA sent out a press release this afternoon saying that they had no knowledge of this situation and are doing their own investigation but implied that Sugi wouldn’t be booked anymore.
Loco Max has officially left EMLL after not having a match with them for the last month and he is now working independents.
Volador Jr. will be returning to New Japan on 7/29 where he will go for revenge against Prince Devitt at Korakuen Hall trying to regain his NWA Historic Middleweight Title.
Also in New Japan/EMLL news, Rush will be competing as the EMLL representative in New Japan’s annual G1 Climax this August where he will be in the same block as Hirooki Goto/Togi Makabe/Tetsuya Naito/Shinsuke Nakamura/Kazuchida Okada/Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Lance Archer/MVP