Lucha Underground fans, rejoice! The show may be over, but the spirit lives on. In this case, one of Lucha Underground’s most badass wrestlers is being resurrected to compete on new ground. Brace yourselves, because Mil Muertes is coming to MLW.
Salina de la Renta has been known to dabble in the black arts as a bruja. Last year, she summoned a Tijuana gremlin known as Bestia 666.
Following the turbulent events last week involving the “Southern Psychopath” @salinadelarenta— MLW FUSION | Wed. 7pm (@MLW) July 21, 2019
summons a Tijuana gremlin
to do her bidding in @Bestia666tj . #MLWFusion on @beINSPORTSUSA pic.twitter.com/x6VMQI1vrL
Salina is back at witchcraft, and this time she is summoning a familiar face. The tease started on last week’s episode of MLW Fusion.
What is @salinadelarenta up to?#MLWFusion— MLW FUSION | Wed. 7pm (@MLW) December 10, 2020
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If the story of Pasqual Mendoza rings a bell, that’s because it is eerily similar to Catrina’s telling of the tale.
Another vignette from Salina on last night’s episode of MLW Fusion confirmed that Mil Muertes is indeed coming.
Mil Muertes viene...@salinadelarenta#MLWFusion— MLW FUSION | Wed. 7pm (@MLW) December 17, 2020
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Eeeek! Mil Muertes! I’m so excited for this development. Just thinking about Mil Muertes versus Jacob Fatu has me salivating.
Mil was my favorite character and luchador from the extremely talented lineage of Lucha Underground. I can’t wait to see the carnage he brings to MLW. It will be key that his wrestling style is booked the same. Mil has a different swagger and is more dominant than his alter egos Ricky Banderas and El Mesias. Plus, I hope we get to see him wearing a suit again. Nobody looked better in fine threads while also wearing a luchador mask.
Those with a keen eye will have noticed Lucha Underground imagery and code words in Salina’s vignettes. It would be wild if MLW used the same universe as Dario Cueto’s Temple. To refresh the memory, Mil Muertes was last seen being placed in a coffin when losing a Death Match to Willie Mack on the season four finale. His previous handler, Catrina, had been dropped off a rooftop to her death by none other than Mil himself.
Another neat tie-in is that Salina’s target for destruction is Konnan. He knows all too well what he will be dealing with in Mil Muertes. Konnan might have flashbacks of being dumped in a casket during Mil’s feud with Prince Puma (aka Ricochet).
The Disciples of Death put Konnan in the casket! #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/eBcp6jtPIw— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) July 16, 2015
For those that have never watched MLW, it is worth adding to your weekly wrestling schedule. They offer smooth action with gritty style. MLW makes it easy to become a fan.
How pumped are you to learn of the return of Mil Muertes? Will Mil’s arrival make you check out MLW?
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