Home Wrestling CMLL Atlantis Fortieth Anniversary Present (July 14) Preview

CMLL Atlantis Fortieth Anniversary Present (July 14) Preview

CMLL Atlantis Fortieth Anniversary Present (July 14) Preview


What number of good wrestlers does it take to have an ideal tag group match?

That’s the query CMLL places ahead on Friday, the place the drama within the double hair match is concerning the end result and the tug of battle between one nice wrestler and one horrible one.

CMLL’s July 14 present, a Fortieth-anniversary celebration of Atlantis’ profession, takes place Friday at 8:30 pm native. CMLL is now streaming Friday night time exhibits through Boletia for a similar costs as earlier than (5 USD plus charges); the brand new service additionally contains VOD for 48 hours after the present takes place. CMLL additionally lately added a complicated and not-at-all-logical subscription service, the place this present will pop up in about 9 days. In case you’re dedicated to as an alternative paying nothing, matches from this present ought to flip up on CMLL’s YouTube web page on Sunday, July 30.

I’m not sure I’d write this preview with out Rey Cometa placing his hair on the road. CMLL is operating a second huge present in three weeks is notable; that’s way more effort than they sometimes present this time of yr. CMLL placing collectively one other thrilling card for this occasion can also be notable, however CMLL having good playing cards isn’t sometimes sufficient to draw consideration exterior its bubble. It must be one thing particular, and Rey Cometa in an apuesta match tends to be exceptional. He’s had 5 of them in Area Mexico – his masks loss to Puma King, masks and hair wins over Namajauge, and two hair match losses to Cavernario – and he’s delivered each time. Cometa’s impediment for extra matches of that caliber has been unmasked rudos to feud with, and he’s at the very least getting a few these right here.

Rey Cometa has two of them right here, of various high quality, and another as a strong associate. Cometa and his brother Espiritu Negro have turned up on a good bit of those huge exhibits within the final couple of years, so you could already keep in mind the story of Espiritu dropping his masks, flipping sides to group along with his brother, and having some success. Earlier than all that occurred, Espiritu Negra was a part of the Ola Negra. This double hair match is Espiritu’s outdated group coming after him for leaving them behind – his outdated associate Akuma and his alternative Darkish Magic.

Rey Cometa and Espiritu Negro ought to be nice as a group. Akuma’s taken a while to satisfy his potential, however he’s grown within the final yr and appeared spectacular in possibilities earlier this yr. Darkish Magic doesn’t; he’s been one of many worst wrestlers on the roster since coming overseas in 2018. He was a low-level US Midwest indie wrestler who allegedly did some resume inflation whereas speaking his manner into CMLL. He’s by no means caught onto the rhythm of Mexican wrestling and infrequently is misplaced or misplaced throughout matches. The Darkish Magic identify is a homage to Norman Smiley’s Black Magic gimmick from the 90s, however they’re far aside in wrestling capacity. Darkish Magic has a bodybuilder physique, stands out as the one black wrestler on the roster, and appears well-liked. Nonetheless, he’s been unhealthy for therefore very effectively, and most different promotions would’ve stated goodbye to him by now. I assume CMLL retains him round as a result of he’s simple to cope with, the promotion appears to love him, and he does stand out. It’s a nonetheless leap to place him into a giant match like this one.

(The opposite member of Ola Negra is the masked Espanto Jr., and CMLL’s set on two hairs versus two hairs right here. Espanto’s is best than Darkish Magic, however no nice shakes himself.)

CMLL wrestlers have plenty of time to strategize these kinds of matches forward of time. They will plan one thing that minimizes Darkish Magic’s publicity whereas protecting the remainder of the match thrilling. Remembering that plan is likely one of the bother spots for Darkish Magic, which is why this match can be a giant problem. I assume Cometa & Espiritu will go over in the long run, however the huge victory is that if they will make this a watchable match for the suitable causes.

The hair match is match 4 on an in any other case busy card. CMLL has booked two title matches on the cardboard, which should occur extra usually given what number of championships there are in CMLL. Angel de Oro & Niebla Roja proceed their long-run and profitable world tag group reign towards random challengers Stuka Jr. & Gran Guerrero. That’ll be safely good. Reina Isis and Lluvia meet for the vacant Mexican Nationwide Ladies’s championship. (There’s some nonsense in why the title is vacant that’s greatest ignored.) Lluvia is already tag group champ, so Isis might be getting this singles title again.

There’s loads of information within the two main non-stipulation matches on this card too. Metalik – the unique Mascara Dorada – returns to CMLL rings for the primary time in seven years to group with Mascara Dorada 2.0 and Titan towards Cavernario, Templario, and Virus in an impressive trios match. Metalik appears joyful to be again and OK with passing on his outdated characters, and the CMLL followers are unusually upbeat about one other wrestler taking on an present gimmick.

The primary occasion trios can be removed from the standard of the earlier matches however could appeal to as a lot consideration.

In celebrating Atlantis’s 40 years of wrestling, he groups along with his son Atlantis Jr. and his outdated associate Octagon towards outdated rivals Fuerza Guerrera, Ultimo Guerrero, and Averno. (This shouldn’t be confused with Satanico’s fiftieth Anniversary present final month; there are such a lot of outdated wrestlers right here.) CMLL is copying their technique from final, teasing a number of matches as the massive one on September’s Aniversario present. They might add another risk right here. Fuerza Guerrera and Octagon being in the identical ring means it’s as soon as once more time to faux that it has an opportunity of resolving or that Atlantis himself may become involved with it. Any mixture of these three would get essentially the most consideration for the Aniversario present, but there’s no probability any of these three wrestlers can be prepared to lose their masks at this stage.

There’s an unhealthy quantity of wrestling this weekend. It makes it onerous to argue for spending a pair extra hours with a promotion you solely sometimes dip in on. This CMLL present can be worthwhile in case you have time left over. The Metalik trios, the tag title match, and even the hair match have possibilities to be nice. CMLL continues to have sizzling crowds, partly as a result of they maintain delivering playing cards like this. They’ll most likely do it once more right here, and their sizzling summer season will proceed everytime you’re prepared to leap into it.

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