Welcome to the Lucha Libre Roundup with news from the masked sport. CMLL has three new champions, Kenny Omega has his eye on Hijo del Vikingo as a future challenger, Alberto El Patron is bringing back the Nacion Lucha Libre promotion, and Vampiro plans to return to the ring.
CMLL is generally very conservative about their championships changing hands. Title reigns often eclipse one year. In the past two weeks, things have gotten spicy with three new champions.
First, Felino won the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship from Barbaro Cavernario. Shenanigans were afoot when Angel de Oro was trifling ringside, so Negro Casas countered with a referee distraction. That allowed Felino to turn the tables and kick Cavernario in the nuggets to win. Cavernario’s reign ended at 966 days.
This continues a heated feud between Felino and Cavernario. They had been previously scheduled for a hair versus hair match, but that was cancelled long ago in the early days of the COVID pandemic. The bad blood remains with both men still wanting that lucha de apuesta.
Second on the new champion itinerary is Silueta winning the Occidente Women’s Championship. She defeated Lluvia to win an eight-luchadora eliminator. This title was inactive for almost 40 years.
Third on the list is new tag team champions. Rey Cometa & Espiritu Negro found success with double Mexican Destroyers to triumph over Atlantis Jr. & Flyer to win the Mexican National Tag Team Championship. Atlantis Jr. & Flyer held the belts for 483 days.
Enjoy the highlight reel from this match.
Purrazzo has an upcoming bout with Faby Apache at Triplemania XXIX on August 14 with both the Knockouts Championship and Reina de Reinas Championship on the line in title versus title.
Hijo del Vikingo caught the attention of many when dropping down from the ceiling to execute a crazy hurricanrana. One man who was intrigued is the AAA Megacampeon Kenny Omega. He took note of Vikingo’s style. Omega has a date to defend the title against Andrade at Triplemania XXIX, but Vikingo could be next on the list if Omega retains.
The balance and core strength this takes is incredible. With a little more raw power, he could have done it just as good as me.— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) July 5, 2021
I’ve said @vikingo_aaa is one of the best for a reason. Much like with Jungle Boy in AEW, I want to crush your future too, @luchalibreaaa https://t.co/KvZQJRygvd
If you are reading the Lucha Libre Roundup, then you are probably already aware of the skills Hijo del Vikingo possesses. If not, here’s a taste from the Alas de Oro match at Verano de Escándalo.
Alberto El Patron is making the rounds getting back in wrestling action. Aside from indie dates, Alberto announced the return of the Nacion Lucha Libre promotion. They will be continuing their television deal with Imagen TV in Mexico starting August 28.
¡Confirmado! Tal y como reporta @luchalibreonlin , @NacionLucha regresa en México y ya tiene un nuevo hogar. Nación Lucha Libre estará transmitiéndose de manera exclusiva en @ImagenTVMex todos los sábados a partir de la última semana de agosto, es decir, el sábado 28 de agosto. pic.twitter.com/qyvseUNwii— Alberto El Patron (@PrideOfMexico) June 29, 2021
Nacion Lucha Libre held their debut show on July 11, 2019. Momentum petered out, and the last show was on November 24, 2019. During that brief period, NLL booked big names, such as LA Park, Rush, Cibernetico, Mesias (aka Mil Muertes), La Mascara, and Sexy Star.
Vampiro is dusting himself off and training to return to the ring.
Busting my ass in the gym Sunday morning. Ring return around the corner. Banda on tour. All you bitches who have copied me for years , be ready I’m just gonna show up and it’s gonna go down . It’s like that be ready . Be worried .L.A.M.F HC.CDMX pic.twitter.com/NBnz6QdERh— vampiro (@vampiro_vampiro) June 27, 2021
Vampiro underwent therapy after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the potential for Parkinson’s. All signs point to July 18 being his official comeback. Vampiro is booked in trios action with El Mexicano and El Barbaro Casa against Mascara Años 2000 Jr., Devil Rocke’s, and Machine Rocke’s for a local show in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico.
I have so going on , and it seems that getting in the ring is gonna start happening again! On the stage or in the ring , the volume is the same! As loins and fast as posible ! Search and destroy! pic.twitter.com/wKQ4wTys8u— vampiro (@vampiro_vampiro) June 15, 2021
If Omega wins over Andrade, which AAA opponents would you like to see next on Omega’s list? Are you intrigued by the returns of Alberto, Nacion Lucha Libre, and Vampiro?