CMLL Roundup: Torneo Increible de Parejas ends with a mask vs. mask challenge, women’s title match, more!

Let’s keep up to date with CMLL news from the lucha libre world.

CMLL stoked the fires of tension with the Torneo Increible de Parejas on Friday evening (February 25, 2022). The concept is to pair rivals together as tag teams.

Opening round:

  • Atlantis Jr. and Stuka Jr. defeat Negro Casas and Blue Panther
  • Volador Jr. & Mephisto defeat Hechicero & El Sagrado
  • Soberano Jr. & Templario defeat Titan & Cavernario
  • Mistico and Averno defeat Ultimo Guerrero and Euforia

Most of the teams seemed to be working well together with the common goal of victory. This excludes Ultimo Guerrero and Euforia. Guerrero accidentally kicked his partner. Euforia was not happy and dragged Guerrero out of the ring. In the final sequence, Guerrero purposely kicked Euforia and then kicked her in the cojones leading to their defeat.

Semi final:

  • Atlantis Jr. & Stuka Jr. defeated Volador Jr. & Mephisto
  • Mistico and Averno defeat Soberano Jr. and Templario

Final:

  • Atlantis Jr. & Stuka Jr. defeat Mistico & Averno

Mistico embraced his rough side to distract the referee, so Averno could land a low kick on Atlantis Jr. Mistico pinned Atlantis for elimination. Stuka Jr. Mistico was cocky and missed Stuka’s score on a roll-up to take out Averno. Atlantis helped its partner turn the tide by knocking Mistico off the turnbuckles. Stuka followed with a flying splash to win the final.

During the trophy celebration, Stuka challenged Atlantis Jr. for mask-to-mask at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas on March 18. As Stuka tossed the microphone for a response, he hit Atlantis in the head with the trophy.

Enjoy fast and furious highlights from across the tournament.

Friday night undercard Dark Silueta retained the Mexican Women’s National Championship against Lluvia. It was a back-and-forth, tit for tat affair with similar moves. Lluvia took the action to the next level by jumping from the top floor for a flying crossbody. In the end, the champion prevailed by hitting a superplex and then locking in a submission. This title defense was not enough for Dark Silueta. She also wants Lluvia’s mask.

Last week, Angel de Oro retained the Mexican light heavyweight championship against Mephisto. The challenger beat the champion’s lower back. Angel still managed to execute some high-flying attacks. Angel was in trouble after a double hook snap in the corner, but he rallied to score the win with a smooth transition into a rocking chair submission.

The CMLL Mini-Estrella World Championship changed hands when Mercurio ended Shockercito’s 1,813-day reign.

Homenaje a Dos Leyendas is CMLL’s next major event. The March 18 show will pay tribute to Salvador Lutteroth and Ringo Mendoza. Lutteroth is the founder of EMLL, now CMLL. Mendoza has won numerous championships, hair-on-hair contests and Texas Rangers masks during his career. Mendoza was 4-0 in hair against hair when it mattered most on birthday shows.

CMLL rolls out Homenaje a Dos Leyendas lineup with intriguing matches. TJP returns to Arena Mexico. His opponent has yet to be named.

The vacant CMLL World Trios Championship will be up for grabs in a quadruple. The competing teams will be Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis Jr. and Gran Guerrero against Hechicero, Mephisto and Euforia against El Sagrado, Gemelo Diablo I and Gemelo Diablo II against Angel de Oro, Terrible and Niebla Roja.

CMLL is also planning a Torneo Increible for women on March 11. The twist will be that the losers will advance to a mask vs. mask or mask vs. hair final at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas.

The teams will be:

  • Marcela and Metallica
  • La Jarochita & Tiffany
  • Dark Silueta & Lluvia
  • Stephanie Vaquer & La Magnifica
  • Reyna Isis & La Vaquerita
  • Princesa Sugehit & La Seductora
  • Dalys and Skadi
  • Amapola and La Guerrera

Last but not least on the list is a sleek Kemonito NFT. Check out the clever video of the little monkey hitting a plancha.

Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!


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