The backlash that Mexico’s number one promotion, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) has received shows no sign of stopping. Yesterday, CMLL officially announced the lineup for their biggest show of the year, Aniversario 85. Fans were disappointed when the company announced that the main event wasn’t going to be Rush vs. LA Park in a hair vs. hair match. Instead, CMLL presented Ring of Honor star Matt Taven & Volador Jr. vs. Rush & Barbaro Cavernario in a hair vs. hair match.
The news resulted in a lot of fans calling out CMLL for their incompetence and even Rush, in the press conference, refused to sign the main event contract. LA Park took twitter to ask Rush to wait for him after this Friday’s TripleMania XXVI show were he’s putting his hair on the line against Hijo del Fantasma, Psycho Clown and Pentagon Jr. In a press release and through CMLL Informa, the company accused AAA and LA Park for the fallout of the Aniversario 85 main event.
Now, in CMLL Informa, Julio César Rivera told fans that Park vs. Rush didn’t happened because Adolfo Tapia was tied up legally to AAA. César explained further that AAA had sent letters to all of their television distributors if the LA Park/Rush match was ever announced. They also explained that they had all the intentions to have the match, but at the last minute had to change to the tag team lucha de apuestas match.
🔴 LA PARK IMPOSIBILITADO PARA APOSTAR SU MÁSCARA EN EL 85 ANIVERSARIO 🔴
El CMLL ha anunciado que no es posible realizar el enfrentamiento de Máscara contra Cabellera entre L.A. Park y Rush, ya que el enmascarado está 'atado' de manera legal
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) August 22, 2018
The news had a confusing tones to fans, because before that announcement, in the Aniversario 85 press conference, CMLL was giving the information as if fans in Mexico really wanted the Taven/Volador vs. Cavernario/Rush match. Later, they changed the narrative and accused LA Park and AAA.
Adolfo Tapia – La Original Parka – took twitter to denied the statements made by CMLL: “This is a lie and I can prove it. CMLL washed their hands with me. The lie is always going to fall, that’s a vile lie, I have all my papers and I can prove that AAA has nothing to mess with my character. That evil CMLL is still lying.”
Esto es mentira y yo lo puedo probar el cmll se lavo las manos conmigo la mentira siempre va a caer eso es una vil mentira yo tengo todos mis papeles y puedo comprobar que triple a no tiene nada que meterse con mi personaje que mal cmll sigue mintiendo
— adolfo tapia ibarra (@laparktapia) August 23, 2018
At this moment, there’s wasn’t a single report of AAA sabotaging CMLL’s 85th Anniversary. Although the company has a bad reputation of retaining trademarks from former talents, the heat between Tapia and AAA had calmed down. Some reports have stated that CMLL was afraid of LA Park’s unpredictable behavior and that it could put in danger their main event of their biggest show.
For the Lucha fans wondering what’s really going on with AAA/La Park/CMLL. The story CMLL is spinning is pure bullshit. They’re trying to deflect heat to us Because the fan base is hot that they didn’t get the main event they wanted.
— Konnan (@Konnan5150) August 24, 2018