A Former WCW Cruiserweight wrestler is set to challenge Pentagon Jr in a mask match.
On June 18th 2022, it was announced that AAA Ruleta de La Muerte Final is set to take place at Triplemanía XXX: Mexico City on October 15th 2022. The “roulette of death” tournament finalists are to be Pentagon Jr and former WCW cruiserweight Villano IV, who will be competing in a Mask vs Mask match with the loser losing their mask.
The final was made after Pentagon Jr lost to Blue Demon Jr and Villano IV lost in his match to Psycho Clown at Triplemanía XXX: Tijuana. The “roulette of death” tournament sees losers advance to the next round rather than the victors.
This will be Pentagon Jr’s fourth Lucha de Apuestas, or “fight of bets”, with his previous being a Mask vs Hair match against Sami Callihan at IMPACT Wrestling’s Slammiversary XVI in 2018.
Las máscaras siguen en juego con La Ruleta de la Muerte. 😱💥@Psychooriginal 🆚 #VillanoIV
¿En qué terminará esta historia?
🔴 EN VIVO por Space, Fite y ProWTV. #30AniversarioAAA | #Triplemania30pic.twitter.com/LbPCFHVKch
— Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (@luchalibreaaa) June 19, 2022
Villano IV made his debut in 1982 under his birth name Tomas Mendoza before being entrusted with the “Villano” name in 1983. He teamed with his Villano brothers throughout Mexico before joining WCW in 1996 as part of the luchador influx at the time, debuting in that year’s World War 3 match. Alongside brother Villano V, “Los Villanos” became a staple of the WCW cruiserweight division during the period and teamed with Konnan and La Parka at SuperBrawl VII in a win against fellow luchadores Juventud Guerrera, Super Caló and Ciclope.
“Oscuro” was most recently seen on AEW Dynamite, competing in the AEW All Atlantic Championship tournament against Malakai Black in a losing effort. Black will now go on to the final of the tournament, a four-way match, to take on Oscuro’s Death Triangle teammate – PAC, Miro and Tomohiro Ishii of New Japan Pro Wrestling, who beat Clark Connors to become the NJPW representative in the match. It is set to take place at AEW and NJPW’s joint event, Forbidden Door on June 26th 2022.
Pentagon’s Death Triangle has been in a going feud with Black’s House of Black in recent months, with House of Black recently bringing on board Julia Hart who has been part of a long storyline in the company with the stable.