CMLL is putting on a PPV show tonight (Apr. 24, 2021) with the return of Atlantis to the ring and two title fights. In other news, a new Ingobernables faction is in town and Bandido has parted ways with the promotion.
CMLL is celebrating the 65th anniversary of Arena Mexico by holding a PPV show. The headline attraction for tonight’s event is Atlantis back in action.
It will be the first match for the 58-year-old luchador since November 2, 2019. Atlantis is a 22-time champion in CMLL and a member in the Class of 2013 for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. Needles to say, he’s a big deal.
Atlantis will be teaming with Volador Jr. and Euphoria against Barbaro Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, and Ultimo Guerrero. Aside from the lucha libre legend, another story is Euphoria on the opposite side of Gran Guerrero and Ultimo Guerrero. Euphoria had enough of Ultimo’s leadership in the Los Guerreros Laguneros trio and decided to split away.
The full card from tonight’s CMLL event is:
- Atlantis, Volador Jr., & Euforia vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, & Ultimo Guerrero
- CMLL World Tag Team Championship: Caristico & Mistico (c) vs. Angel de Oro & Terrible
- Mexican National Trios Championship: Stuka Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr., & Star Jr. vs. Virus, Raziel, & Cancerbero
- Marcela & Amapola vs. Dalys & La Jarochita
- Microman & Perico Zakarias vs. Chamuel & El Gallito
Brothers Angel de Oro and Niebla Roja had been pretty boy babyfaces before turning to the rudo side recently. They formed an alliance with Terrible, and that led to a new faction known as Los Nuevos Ingobernables. Terrible was the lone Ingobernable remaining in CMLL after Rush and Bestia del Ring departed the promotion, so he brought back the group with the brothers Chavez. Los Nuevos Ingobernables already have a chance at gold by challenging the dream tag team of Caristico & Mistico for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship.
When Nueva Generacion Dinamita won the CMLL World Trios Championship at the Copa Jr. VIP event last month, that made them triple trios champs with the Mexican National Trios Championship and the Occidente Trios Championship. Cuatrero, Forastero, and Sanson decided to focus only the world title and vacate the other two belts. That ended their reigns at 1,346 days for the National and 1,978 days for the Occidente.
Since the Mexican National Trios Championship is vacant, it is time to crown new champs. CMLL held a tournament to determine the competitors. Stuka Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr., & Star Jr. emerged on one side.
Virus, Raziel, & Cancerbero emerged on the other.
A women’s tag and minis tag round out the evening of fights.
CMLL’s 65th anniversary of Arena Mexico PPV airs Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 pm ET through live streaming on Ticketmaster Live. The list price is 230 pesos, which converts to $11.59 USD at the current exchange rate.
In the last piece of news, CMLL announced that they have parted ways with Bandido after a new agreement could not be reached.
Comunicado Oficial:— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) April 9, 2021
El Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre informa que de común acuerdo y por así convenir a los intereses de ambas partes, El Bandido deja de pertenecer al elenco de esta organización a partir del día de hoy.
EL CMLL le desea lo mejor en su futuro. pic.twitter.com/rfKTo7pqEY
CMLL informs that by common agreement and thus agreeing to the interests of both parties, Bandido ceases to belong to the roster of this organization as of today (Apr. 9, 2021).
CMLL wishes him the best in his future.
Bandido still competes with Ring of Honor and has been diversifying on the Mexican indie scene with his own wrestling gym.
Are you excited to see Atlantis rock the ring once again? How do Los Nuevos Ingobernables stack up against other branches of Los Ingobernables?