CMLL serves their biggest show each year for the anniversary event. The 90th Anniversary is stacking up with mask versus mask, hair versus hair, NJPW wrestlers, former WWE luchadores, legends, and more.
CARTEL OFICIAL DEL 90 ANIVERSARIO DEL CMLL— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) August 9, 2023
¡Llegó el momento! Estas son las batallas que conformarán La Fiesta Máxima de la Lucha Libre.
️ Sábado 16 de Septiembre '23
️ en taquillas y en:https://t.co/3omqUfDD1t#90AniversarioCMLL pic.twitter.com/DUhmvHPkwS
The lineup for CMLL 90th Anniversary on September 16 in Mexico City includes:
- Mask vs. Mask: Templario vs. Dragon Rojo Jr.
- Hair vs. Hair: Volador Jr. & Angel de Oro vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Averno (winners of tag match face off in hair versus hair)
- Mistico, Mascara Dorada, & Atlantis Jr. vs. Rocky Romero, TJP, & Kevin Knight
- Titan & Soberano Jr. vs. Lince Dorado & Samuray del Sol
- Atlantis, Octagon, & Blue Panther vs. El Satanico, Fuerza Guerrera, & Virus
- CMLL Women’s World Tag Team Championship: Lluvia & La Jarochita vs. Zeuxis & Stephanie Vaquer
- La Copa Independencia grand final
Templario and Dragon Rojo Jr. are battling in the main event in mask versus mask. This feud has been brewing for quite some time, and now the payoff is near. Two years ago at the 88th Anniversary, Templario won the Mexican National Middleweight Championship from Dragon Rojo Jr. In May of 2023, Dragon Rojo Jr. won the CMLL World Middleweight Championship from Templario.
Four men are competing to qualify for the hair versus hair showdown. Volador Jr. and Angel de Oro are rivals teaming against the pair of enemies Ultimo Guerrero and Averno. The winner of that tag team bout will advance to the lucha de apuestas on that same evening.
NJPW is being represented by Rocky Romero, TJP, and Kevin Knight to wrestle CMLL’s cream of the crop in Mistico, Mascara Dorada, and Atlantis Jr. It will be interesting to see what Knight has to offer in a lucha libre atmosphere. That man might have the highest leaping ability in all of professional wrestling right now. I bet Knight can pull off some of Marco Corleone’s (aka Mark Jindrak) signature aerial attacks.
Lucha House Party will be in Arena Mexico. Lince Dorado and Samuray del Sol (aka Kalisto) are gracing the CMLL ring against Titan and Soberano Jr. The former WWE luchadores were close to a full reunion, but Metalik recently announced that he couldn’t come to terms with CMLL. Those negotiations were more for a steady gig than in relation to this specific match.
Quiero comentarles a toda mi afición que ya no voy a seguir luchado para el consejo mundial de lucha libre. no llegamos un acuerdo y pues gracias a todos los que me apoyaron en mi regreso ahora que estuve en mexico. seguimos con todo de la mano de Dios pic.twitter.com/dxyTlO3vMM— METALIK (@Mascaradorada24) August 6, 2023
Legends fight! Atlantis, Octagon, and Blue Panther square off against El Satanico, Fuerza Guerrera, and Virus in trios action. Bring the Bengay and popcorn.
CMLL is introducing the brand new Women’s World Tag Team Championship. Lluvia and La Jarochita will wrestle Zeuxis and Stephanie Vaquer to determine the inaugural titleholders.
What’s your take on this CMLL extravaganza for the 90th Anniversary?