Last Wednesday, in what looked to be one of the biggest announcements of 2018, CMLL announced that Rey Fenix would be joining the promotion for a few shows in Arena Mexico. Big stuff considering Fenix was already working four different promotions, including rival promotion The Crash and Lucha Underground, the sister promotion to CMLL’s biggest rival AAA. It didn’t seem like things could get crazier…and then Fenix ran out at the end of AAA’s Verano de Escandalo to run off MAD and have a stare down with Konnan. In the words of Dusty Rhodes after Hulk Hogan dropped the leg on Randy Savage at Bash at the Beach 96, WHAT DA HELL IZ GOIN ON HEYAH?!


It’s a fair question too. After all, there’s no possible way that AAA or CMLL would be cool with Fenix working both promotions right? Well according to the man himself that’s exactly the case. In multiple interviews following Verano de Escandalo last night, Fenix declared himself “the most free person in lucha libre”, almost as if he was trying to challenge LA Park for the crown. He claims that he will go by the name Fenix for AAA, Lucha Underground and Impact while going by the name Rey Fenix everywhere else and strongly suggested that he had either told CMLL of his plan to work both promotions or at least got the okay. CMLL is very much set in their ways and has changed multiple plans this year at the drop of the hat, but as of this writing all indications to Lucha Central are that CMLL was fine with Fenix appearing on AAA last night and will continue to have no problem with it as long as he fulfills the dates he’s booked. The same goes for AAA, who Fenix described as being on the verge of change, hence his return to the promotion he started with before leaving right before Triplemania in 2016.


Barring any changes you’ll be able to catch Fenix on CMLL Super Viernes this Friday when he teams with Carístico and Mistico against Cavernario, Negro Casas and Último Guerrero and starting next Wednesday he will be appearing on Lucha Underground’s fourth season. That by the way is in addition to Fenix’ commitments to The Crash, Impact Wrestling, MLW and whenever AAA’s next taping may be. As always, Lucha Central will keep you updated towards any developments regarding Fenix and his situation.