The Lucha House Party is close to falling apart at the seams on WWE SmackDown.
On the Aug. 14 episode of WWE SmackDown, Kalisto made his return, looking in incredible shape as he reunited with his Lucha House Party teammates Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado. The trio has been getting a nice boost recently, competing in the ring with SmackDown Tag Team Champions Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro in one of their first major storylines in a while.
Even before that, Metalik was getting some singles success, as he put on a solid television match with AJ Styles for the Intercontinental Championship.
But even as the Lucha House Party are prospering in terms of their roles on SmackDown, they are about to undergo some internal conflict. On the Aug. 21 episode of the Blue Brand, LHP fell to Nakamura and Cesaro in a tag match before SummerSlam, with Cesaro rolling up Lince Dorado for a victory for the heel champions.
Kalisto, who wasn’t wrestling in the match, didn’t take kindly to Dorado getting pinned. The two men began arguing and shoving each other, before Metalik stepped in to stop things from truly getting out of hand.
Kalisto’s return has caused friction within the Lucha House Party
The dynamic within Lucha House Party is quite interesting with Kalisto back. Dorado and Metalik are used to being on the same page and succeeding without Kalisto, who is the biggest name of the trio and the only one with singles success in WWE. The former United States Champion is something of the leader of the group, but that leadership might be challenged right now.
With the loss, Lucha House Party have missed an opportunity to become champions before SummerSlam, and they may have missed their chance at winning the titles. The trio could work their way back into a title match in the future, but it may have to happen without Kalisto.
If there is a feud stemming from this, Kalisto and Dorado have the quality to tear down the house at a Pay Per View. Kalisto has always been a good wrestler, and Dorado is one of the most underrated wrestlers in the company. All three members of the faction have put on tremendous matches on WWE, especially on 205 Live as a tag team. Metalik has the most talent, yes, but Kalisto vs. Dorado is absolutely a PPV-worth matchup.
It would be sad to see Lucha House Party disband as a tag team, but it looks like that’s where we could be headed after the most recent episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Kalisto seems desperate for success after returning, and that’s created friction for Dorado, who was putting in serious work without Kalisto involved. LHP may not be able to accommodate Kalisto anymore, and that could lead to a memorable feud soon.