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CMLL Roundup: NJPW’s Robbie Eagles cheated from winning championship, then gets COVID


Let’s catch up on CMLL news from the lucha libre world.

Robbie Eagles made use of the NJPW partnership with CMLL to arrive early for the International Gran Prix on August 19. Eagles figured on picking up some gold during his trip by challenging Dragon Rojo Jr. for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship. That bout was the main event for Friday, August 12.

Eagles was backed by Guerrero Maya Jr., while Dragon Rojo had Dark Magic for support. For the finish, Eagles was cheated from victory. Granted, he cheated in his own right, so it was double cheat shenanigans. Eagles pulled off Dragon Rojo’s mask for a roll-up. 1, 2, Dark Magic pulled the referee out of the ring. In the hullabaloo, Dragon Rojo scored a roll-up for victory to retain. Dragon Rojo’s title reign stands at 134 days and counting.

Check out the highlights from the championship contest, such as a flying dropkick from Dragon Rojo off the entrance ramp.

Eagles’ luck went from bad to worse. On Saturday, CMLL announced that Eagles tested positive for COVID. He was pulled from upcoming shows due to safety protocols.

Eagles’ primary reason for this run in CMLL was to participate in the International Gran Prix on August 19. His status for that event is up in the air at the moment. If Eagles tests negative by Friday, then he’ll be in the torneo cibernetico match.

The International Gran Prix teams include:

  • Mexico: Mistico, Volador Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, Soberano Jr., Titan, Atlantis Jr., Stuka Jr., Templario
  • International: El Mesias, Tiger Mask, Matt Taven, Lince Dorado, Robbie Eagles, Rocky Romero, Kenny King, Oraculo

If Eagles can not participate, then CMLL will likely replace him with a foreigner already on their roster, such as Okumura or Dark Magic.

The International Gran Prix will likely be available for live streaming through Ticketmaster Live.

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