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Other News: Big group of former WWE wrestlers advertised for two-week international tour

Sep 12, 2011 - 2:16:01 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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Recently-released WWE stars Melina, Kozlov, and Chris Masters are among the top stars advertised for a tour of Mexico running November 4-20.

The tour, which is being promoted by the Wrestling All-Star Pros promotion, is being marketed as a chance to see former WWE, TNA, and ECW stars in an American professional wrestling setting.

In addition to Melina, Kozlov, and Masters, other top stars advertised include Carlito, Sabu, Tommy Dreamer, The Boogeyman, Super Crazy, Eugene, Nosawa, Trevor Murdoch, Mr. Aguila, and Leatherface. Other Divas advertised include Jillian Hall, Serena Deeb, and joshi wrestler Io Shirai.

A disclaimer on the WASP website notes they need to sell 1,300 tickets per event to break even on the tour. More details on the tour can be found at artimex.TV.

Caldwell's Analysis: This is an interesting trend to follow as more and more former national TV stars gather in large groups to tour internationally. It's a fraction of what WWE pays on a year-round basis, but it's an alternative to TNA and a chance to make some money when there's more of a market for U.S. stars internationally than there is on the independent scene domestically.

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