CMLL Roundup: Atlantis Jr. wins La Copa Jr. VIP, new champion trios, more

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

The main event on Friday, May 27 was the 2022 La Copa Jr. VIP Finals. Mistico and Atlantis Jr. fought their way into the fight by battling in the tournament for wrestler family luchadores.

The action became heated and the aggression escalated as the luchadores fought through the crowd. Mistico took the lead on a suicide dive. Atlantis Jr. bought time by slamming Mistico on the entrance ramp. Mistico was not slowed down for long. He jumped from the top of the upper level of the stage for a flying crossbody.

As the match continued, Atlantis Jr. ran down the ramp to jump over the ropes for a crossbody. Mistico kicked things up a notch with a suicide dive knocking Atlantis Jr. over the barricade. Mistico followed with a flying shoulder strap over the knees of the front row fans.

In the end, Mistico trapped Atlantis Jr. in his whirling armbar finisher. Atlantis Jr. was able to reach the ropes with his foot for the break. Mistico tried again for the armbar, but Atlantis Jr. countered La Atlantida’s torture rack submission to win.

The highlights of the La Copa Jr. VIP final were insane.

New champions were crowned for the vacant Mexican National Trios Championship in a four-team tournament. The team of Virus, Cancerbero and Luciferno were removed from the competition after Virus suffered a wound.

In the first semi-final, Magia Blanca, Magnus and Rugido defeated Fugaz, Esfinge and Star Black on a double pinning of a knee attack and a suplex maneuver (off camera) for the win. In the second semi-final, Dulce Gardenia, Rey Cometa and Espiritu Negro defeated Guerrero Maya Jr., Sigma and Arkalis via 450 Cometa splashes.

In the final, the competition was tight. Dulce Gardenia, Rey Cometa and Espiritu Negro ultimately won the belts. They took steam on a Cometa corkscrew plancha, carrying three men. Gardenia closed out the win with a flurry of attacks for a flying crossbody, moonsault and submission to win.

Enjoy the tantalizing highlights of the Trios Tournament. There are a lot of cool moves in this package.

Volador Jr.’s Depredadores team added a new member on Friday night. Mercurio successfully defended the CMLL Mini-Estrella World Championship against Angelito. Mercurio showed his heart as he survived close falls to rally for a submission win. Subsequently, Volador Jr. offered membership and Mercurio accepted. The mini champion joins Diamond, Magia Blanca, Magnus and Rugido under the tutelage of Volador Jr.

Check out the high-flying highlights from the championship contest.

CMLL’s next main competition is La Copa Dinastias 2022. The team tournament is made up of duos of family members.

Group A on June 10 includes:

  • Atlantis and Atlantis Jr.
  • Euforia & Soberano Jr.
  • Volador Jr. & Flyer
  • Rey Cometa & Espiritu Negro

Group B on June 17 includes:

  • Ultimo Guerrero and Gran Guerrero
  • Angel de Oro and Niebla Roja
  • Los Gemelos Diablo
  • Blue panther and black panther

The group winners will face off in the tournament final on June 24.

In CMLL tangential news, Titan finished the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors tournament with a record four wins and five losses. He finished strong with three straight wins. The luchador triumphed over TJP, BUSHI, DOUKI and Robbie Eagles. He met defeat against El Desperado, El Lindaman, El Phantasmo, Wheeler Yuta, and Master Wato. The tournament final will be Hiromu Takahashi against El Desperado.

Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!