Lucha libre has a busy weekend with CMLL’s women’s Grand Prix on Friday night (Oct. 8) and AAA’s Héroes Inmortales XIV on Saturday night (Oct. 9).
CMLL is putting on their first women’s Grand Prix. That celebratory contest is a torneo cibernetico of Mexico versus the world.
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) October 8, 2021
️ Viernes 8 de Octubre ‘21
#GrandPrixCMLL de Amazonas
Compra tus boletos en taquillas de la Arena o en
Streaming para todo el mundo: https://t.co/JCXGf3cvQj pic.twitter.com/MN59oBJ2Ca
Team Mexico includes Marcela, Amapola, Jarochita, Pincesa Sugehit, Dark Silueta, Lluvia, and Reyna Isis. Team World includes Dalys from Panama, Stephanie Vaquer from Chile, Avispa Dorada from USA, Sonya from Costa Rica, and the Japanese trio Tsukasa Fujimoto, Tsukushi, and Momo Kohgo.
The full card includes:
- Women’s Grand Prix
- Mistico, Volador Jr., & Titan vs. Ultimo Guerrero, Templario, & Gran Guerrero
- Los Gemelos Diablos & El Sagrado vs. Virus, Raziel, & Cancerbero
- Magia Blanca, Magnus, & Diamond vs. Akuma, Espanto Jr., & Okumura
The Grand Prix show is available for live streaming through Ticketmaster Live for approximately $11 USD. Be aware that there was a snafu two weeks ago for the 88th Anniversary where the iPPV was region-blocked for Mexico only. The event kicks off Friday night at 9:30 pm ET.
In other CMLL news, Polvora and Felino Jr. are new national tag champs. They defeated Rey Cometa and Espiritu Negro. There doesn’t seem to be official video footage at the moment, but here is a handy photo of the winners holding gold backstage.
⚠️ DE ÚLTIMA HORA: NUEVOS CAMPEONES NACIONALES DE PAREJAS— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) October 5, 2021
Esta noche en la Arena Puebla, El Felino Jr. y Pólvora han logrado destronar a Rey Cometa y Espíritu Negro.#CMLL #LuchaLibre pic.twitter.com/C2lwdmkUHZ
Over in AAA, they have Héroes Inmortales XIV airing live Saturday night through Canal Space in Mexico at 9 pm ET. Unfortunately, lack of international viewing options remain an issue due to a pending trademark lawsuit. On the bright side, the show could deliver AAA’s match of the year when the Lucha Bros defend the tag titles against Laredo Kid and Hijo del Vikingo.
The full card includes:
- Cage Match: Psycho Clown, Murder Clown, & Monster Clown vs. DMT Azul, Sam Adonis, & Puma King
- Poder del Norte (Mocho Cota Jr., Tito Santana, & Carta Brava Jr.) vs. La Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sanson, Forastero, & Cuatrero)
- Copa Antonio Peña: 12 luchadores
- AAA World Tag Team Championship: Fenix & Pentagon (c) vs. Laredo Kid & Hijo del Vikingo
- Pagano, Chessman, & Lady Shani vs. Abismo Negro Jr., Latigo, & Chik Tormenta
- AAA World Trios Championship: Rey Escorpion, Taurus, & La Hiedra (c) vs. Octagon Jr., Myzteziz Jr., & Aramis
- Niño Hamburguesa, Faby Apache, & Mr. Iguana vs. Hijo del Tirantes, Parka Negra, & Super Fly
The top four bouts will be aired live, while the remaining will be shown in the future for AAA’s TV show.
In terms of storylines, Psycho Circus is defending the honor of AAA by battling the invading La Empresa faction. Poder del Norte versus NGD is a trios dream match with NGD coming in fresh from CMLL. Aramis is the newest member of Los Jinetes del Aire with Octagon Jr. and Myzteziz Jr. Laredo Kid and Hijo del Vikingo were past members who outgrew the trios scene.
And then there was the question of why mortal enemies Pagano and Chessman are teaming together again. The answer is that Chessman is turning to the tecnico side. Murder Clown was disappointed that Pagano and Chessman fought each other to cost the trios match against La Empresa at Triplemania XXIX. Pagano put the blame on Chessman. Chessman looked at Pagano as the traitor to AAA. In an effort to prove himself, Chessman declared he would cease being a rudo.
The Copa Antonio Peña previously mentioned nine luchadores: Pimpinela Escarlata, Mamba, Aerostar, Sexy Star, Dave the Clown, Keyra, Villano III Jr., Arez, and Argenis. That leaves room for surprises, but I would be shocked if there were big outside names like Brian Cage. With the show being in Orizaba, Veracruz, that is not an easily accessible destination for international travel to pop in and pop out.
Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!