Volador versus TBD tonight in Arena Mexico, Chairo10 (ZSJ/Navarro, Rush/Terry) tonight in Naucalpan

LuchaMemes/MDA

CMLL (TUE) 04/25/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, Martes de Glamour]
1) Joker & Sádico b Sky Kid & Smaker
Sky Kid was hurt on the finihs.
2) Mercurio, Pierrothito, Relámpago Azul b Acero, Cosmos, Último Dragóncito
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, The Panther b Forastero, Puma, Tiger
4) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy b La Máscara, Pierroth, Sam Adonis
tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Rush b Diamante Azul
Rush snuck in a foul on Diamante Azul

Usual show in Guadalajara. It’d be nice if the third match (first TV match) slipped thru this week, but it’s unlikely.

SuperLuchas has a very good obit for Brazo de Oro. Brazo de Oro probably will be honored at wrestling shows many times this very busy weekend.

Volador Jr. versus La Mascara was scheduled to be tonight’s Arena Mexico main event. It’s not been announced if La Mascara will still wrestle following his father’s death, but it’s probable he will not wrestle. Traditionally, Mexican families spent the day with the body of the deceased, but whatever La Mascara decides is the correct decision. The fans would be understanding with any substitution and any of the three rudos in the semimain could be elevated to the main event. It’s going to be an emotional night whatever happens in the main event; Brazo de Oro was a fixture and still active around Arena Mexico and many people wrestling or otherwise part of the show knew him well.

As it stands, the semimain will be Mephsito, Negro Casas and Barbaro Cavernario taking on Caristico, Dragon Lee and Mistico, which could be an exceptional match. Valiente, Marco Corleone and Diamante Azul take on Ripper, Hechicero and Kraneo in the fourth match.

The Copa Junior comes a conclusion tonight with a the son of Euforia, Soberano Jr., taking on the son of Cien Caras, Sanson. Soberano seems headed to a big match with Misterioso sometime in the next few months and could use a win her to put him more in the spotlight before that oppurtinty. On the other hand, CMLL’s been behind the Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas since they’ve debuted, and for good reason, so Sanson can’t be ruled out from pulling an upset.

The second match is an unusual relevos incredibles match. CMLL running a relevos incredible match itself isn’t new, we’ve seen about what seems likes hundreds with Los Ingobernables the last few years. It’s not done as much in the women’s division, because hardly anything is done in the women’s division. The teams are Zeuxis, Dalys & Marcela against Metalica, Estrellita and Sanely. These lead to either to someone changing side, or a makeshift team having some issue leading to a match. There’s been no hint of someone switching teams yet. Marcela and Dalys could have problems to lead to another match, but this seems like an extra effort to do a match they’d run with no setup anyway. It’s possible also a stipulation just to do a stipulation.

The opener is Electrico & Fantasy versus Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Nitro. The match was listed that way on the poster, but the show preview CMLL sent out to it’s media partners had Demus instead of Nitro. It’s fixed on CMLL’s site; I suspect Demus was originally in the match before he quit, and someone neglected to make the change after he left.

Lucha Memes also has a rare Friday night show, Chairo 10 at Arena Naucalpan. There’s a good sounding opening trios, but it’s really built around four matches that each could’ve main evented any indie show. CMLL’s Titan faces Rey Horuz/Dragon Azteca. Rush fights Black Terry. LA Park creates some sort of havoc with Super Mega. And, in the match that’s gotten the most attention, Zack Sabre Jr. makes his Mexico debut by facing Negro Navarro. The previous Chairo cards have been more along the lines of 7-9 matches with some singles and some tags; it’ll be an worth watching to see if the different style or day changes how the show does.

Sabre/Navarro reads like a great exchange of holds match on paper. My concern about the match is the quality of Navarro’s matches vary with how highly he thinks of his opponents – if he doesn’t think or know much of his opponent, it may be quick and one sided. Navarro sounded interested in wrestling if not totally familiar with him on +Lucha’s podcast, and hopefully we’ll get the match everyone wants to see here. Navarro mentioned a hope to use this match to get more international bookings, and a good performance here could help with that.

Lucha Memes announced Negro Navarro & Black Terry vs Hechicero & Virus from the last Lucha Memes show will be uploaded to +LuchaTV’s channel. (It’s possible this may be delayed due to Brazo de Oro’s death.) It’s great we’re getting to see that match. It’s disappointing we’re still getting piece meal bits and pieces of shows instead of the full thing. I don’t want to preach about this today, my message doesn’t seem to be getting thru. Tonight’s show should be a good event and I hope it does well.

There’s also an AAA show tonight in Neza – it’s the one with the cool Lego inspired poster – and a special Kid’s show with no advertised matches in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. Today kicks off one of the busiest lucha weekends of the year. The big promotions are running shows, but it’s more about lots of local and small shows aimed at kid’s, many of which inevitable take place at non-traditional locations.

Rey Mysterio was on Jim Ross’ podcast. Pretty much unprompted, just in general discussion about how management should treat wrestlers, Rey brought up and criticized a promotion that was sending wrestlers on fifteen plus hour bus trips to shows. Rey never mentioned AAA by name, but was clearly talking about them. Rey wouldn’t have been asked to go on those bus trips during his return to AAA, but was speaking on behalf of people who probably could not safely say those things. AAA has the roughest travel schedule of any major promotion as far as I know, with no set touring scheduled and people sometimes send from one corner of the country to another, or just stopping back in Mexico City in between. (Christina Von Eerie had a great explanation of what it’s like to work an AAA schedule on a recent edition of Colt Cabana’s podcast.) I know it was reported that AAA recently said they were going to end that practice and start flying people out if it was more than a certain amount of hours, though I’m not sure if they have. Mysterio sounded very down on AAA, which fits him with him being part of the Rebelion. He and Dorain Roldan were doing group interviews last week at C2E2 about Lucha Underground; everyone at LU events is really good at keeping whatever tension there is out of sight for those outings.

Aeroboy will debut in AAW on May 6th. He’s on the ChilangaMask show the next day, so he’s picking up an extra high profile match while in the area.

RIOT on 05/20 in Arena Femenil Monterrey

The ribbon cutting was held yesterday for a lucha libre museum in Tijuana. The official opening is Saturday.

Super Crazy is announced for AIW’s JLIT tournament on May 26th & May 27th.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

DoradaFan has highlights of January 3, 2017 and January 10, 2017 CMLL

Segunda Caida reviews the Panthers vs Negro Navarro & Black Terry.

Fuego en el Ring’s latest podcast is up.

Lineups

HUMO (SAT) 06/03/2017 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Diva Salvaje & Rey Gato vs Novasonic & Piel Roja
2) Sagrado vs Demasiado
3) Paloma Rouse & Zafiro (Chihuahua) vs Mystique & Reina Dorada
4) Skadi vs Tsunami
5) Felina Metálica vs Ludark Shaitan
6) Dalys, La Comandante, Marcela vs Cinthia Moreno, Esther Moreno, Rossy Moreno

The women’s focused HUMO promotion returns on June 3rd with the Moreno sisters against CMLL lucahdoras.

LLP (SUN) 06/04/2017 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Canario, Novasonic, Prehispanic vs Imperio, King, Quetzal
2) Fly Star & Toxin vs Lunatik Fly & Lunatik Xtrem and Kaiser & Osiris
3) ?, Johnny Idol, Pantera vs Apolo Estrada, Rey Gato, Sam Adonis
4) Aero Boy vs Alan Extreme vs Dinamic Black
5) Dr. Cerebro & Hanaoka vs Dick Togo & Douki

Dick Togo was around Mexico for a few weeks in 2012. It’s unclear if he’s hanging out with the Japones del Mal for one match or more. Semimain could be very good.

Brazo de Oro passes away

Brazo de Oro, 1988

Brazo de Oro, Jesús Alvarado Nieves, passed away early Friday morning from a heart attack.

Brazo de Oro was the first member of the famous Los Brazos trio, and first of the six sons of Shadito Cruz to start wrestling. He was named after a movie (which his father also briefly used), and the name scheme and the word Brazo became associated with his entire family. Brazo de Oro is remembered as part of that trios, but he first found success as a singles wrestler when he was out on his own (winning Texano Sr.’s hair among others and many local championships), and he and Brazo de Plata were a successful tag team as well. Brazo de Oro was believed to be actual best wrestler and best prospect among the young wrestlers for a time, and Dr. Lucha’s obit for El Brazo mentioned there was serious consideration to leaving him as a single and only having him team with his family occasionally (which could’ve led to a Villano III like career.)

Instead, El Brazo completed the trio in 1981, which began as the vicious Los Mosqueteros del Diablo rudos and evolved into a beloved comedy act much later in their career. They were a strong part of the UWA/LLI, and won the promotion’s trios championships three times when it was the most important trios title in Mexico. They also were national trios champions twice. They were a popular act thru the 80s, and among the people featured in rival promotion EMLL when the two groups exchanged talent; their appearances there would’ve been their first national exposure in the US. Brazo de Oro and his brothers also traveled to Japan many times, wrestling tours for All Japan, New Japan, WAR, Michinoku Pro and other promotions as a lucahdor emblematic of the UWA/lucha libre style in Mexico.

Brazo de Oro’s biggest feud was the family feud with Los Villanos. The matches were violent and bloody, a rougher style used by many in the promotion and less so in major lucha promotions today. The rivalry lasted for years (and still gets called back to today) and was heated enough that there were reports of promoters around the country wanting to host the blowoff match. They eventually chose a promoter away from their homebase of El Toreo outside of Mexico City, with the 3v3 mask match taking place in Monterrey on October 21, 1988. The choice of venues and promoters was a mistake: lucha libre rivalries were mostly regional concerns, the match didn’t drew well in Monterrey, and the Brazos claimed they were never actually paid for the mask loss.

Of the three brothers in the primary trio, Brazo de Oro seems like the one most damaged by losing his mask. Brazo de Plata and Brazo were more charismatic luchadors and Brazo de Oro never had the singles success once forecast for him. The trio stuck together even as LLI fell apart, moving to CMLL where they found some success in the early 90s. After a few years, Brazo de Oro turned into the guy with a name who would lose apuesta matches every year or so, first in Arena Mexico and later just about anywhere. CML had a intra-family feud in 1995, with El Brazo splitting from the other two and winning Brazo de Oro’s hair before losing to Brazo de Plata. It seemed to reflect some actual issues between the family members, as El Brazo left CMLL in 1996 never to return and Brazo de Oro remained in CMLL for the rest of his career.

Brazo de Oro remained active thru 2006. I first saw him during those late stages of that career, where he was not much of an exciting luchador and nothing like he had been in his best days, but a name from the past who was kept around to have some experience mixed in with the younger wrestlers. Brazo de Oro announced a retirement around 2006, but of course continued to wrestle from time to time, even being brought back to Arena Coliseo Guadalajara a few times. He would also appear as a corner man for his son La Mascara’s title matches at times, especially early in his career. The last confirmed Brazo de Oro match appears to be a Christmas 2015 match with Brazo de Plata and Robin (filling in for Brazo de Platino) versus Canek, Dos Caras and Mil Mascaras; a lot of Brazo de Oro’s final matches were LLI tribute matches or Villano/Brazo tribute matches. Many of the participants in the match don’t look like they should be still wrestling at that stage, but such is the long lasting popularity of that era of Mexican wrestlers that people will still come out to see them more than two decades after the promotion ceased to exist. Those opportunities to see those wrestlers are shrinking; with also Fishman passing away earlier this month, it feels like those times are beginning to slip away for good.

A 1991 CMLL vignette which frequently gets brought up when talking about Los Brazos. The brothers are having childlike dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. Brazo wanted to be a rock star, Brazo de Oro wanted to be a businessman, and Brazo de Plata dreamed of being Brazo de Plata. The dreams have often been said to be reflection of what they really wanted to be, and Brazo de Oro spent much of his career behind the scenes working on the business of lucha libre. He was part of LLI’s office late in the promotion’s run, then moved over to being the man in charge of wrestler’s union in the CMLL around 1994 when the UWA went rapidly downhill. Last anyone’s said, Brazo de Oro was still in charge of the wrestler’s union, though he’s been also been mentioned as being part of the programming team in the distant past and had appeared as a reserve referee a few times earlier this decade. He likely had other behind the scenes roles.

El Brazo passed away in 2013. Brazo de Plata is now the only remaining member of the famous trio, too hurt to continue wrestling. He hopes for a return, but it’s unclear if it’ll happen. Their brother Brazo Cibernetico/Robin Hood passed away back in 1999. Brazo de Platino and Super Brazo still wrestle on small shows. Brazo de Oro is survived by La Mascara, who’s currently scheduled to main event tonight’s Arena Mexico show. He also appears was at least billed as the father of Brazo de Oro Jr., who wrestled a few shows with Brazo de Oro and continues to wrestle on smaller shows today, but hasn’t been billed as one of his sons in the obits today. The Brazos seemed fond of wrestling, but were also seemed fond (or in need) of making as much money from wrestling as they could, and it was not uncommon for them to license out the Brazo name to non-family members.

CMLL & AAA have already posted condolence message. He’ll be remembered at shows this weekend.

lucha TV preview for weekend of April 27th

full size

CMLL’s said they’ll air Sunday‘s micro estrellas match, but we don’t know exactly in what form – or, I don’t know what form. It may be live, it may be VOD right away, it may be VOD not even close to being right away. We probably we won’t know for sure until it’s either there or not, that’s how CMLL works.

The way CMLL Claro is working is it’s just geoblocked all the time. It may be because NJPW is airing the shows on a delay, it may just be all geoblocked now, or it may just be an error. It doesn’t matter, we can’t see it either way.

AAA should finish off the rest of the San Luis Potosi taping. If you’re looking for Taya/Ayako, it may air next week or the weekend after.

You’ll probably want to want to watch CMLL Tuesday to see Dragon Lee vs Niebla Roja.

Team Villanos outcheats Team FILL in Naucalpan

IWRG FILL (WED) 04/26/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Celestial Boy b Fly Tiger, Voltar, Keshin Black, Vardeus
turned into a five way, with Celestial Boy replacing Guerrero 2000.
2) Ángel Oriental, Blue Monsther, Kesier Drago b Atomic Star, Lunatik Xtreme, Power Bull
3) Hijo del Alebrije, Mike, Teelo b Picudo Jr., Skanda, Vórtize
4) Black Laser, Climax Jr., Hijo Del Villano III, Kortiz, Máquina Infernal, Tackle, Villano III Jr., Zhalon b Acero, Alas de Acero, Aramis, Black Dragón, Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr., Kanon, Shadow Boy [Torneo Fill]
Torneo FILL 58, Gym FILL (Black Terry) vs Gym Villanos (Villano IV). Match came down to Diablo Jr. and Villano III Jr., with the teachers getting involved and Villano IV putting his nephew on top for the win. A brawl broke out post match.

Good turnout for the trainee show based on photos. This may turn up on TV Saturday.

Villano IV showing up here with students brings up something I talked around in the AAA recap. The four new guys on TV were billed as La Llave de la Gloria contestants, but had not been listed by AAA as finalists so far. Maybe they did tryout anyway, but my guess is they’re actually Villano IV trainees who didn’t work this show, or maybe Apache trainees, or someone else affiliated with the promotion. (Also, it looked pretty likely that Guerrero de Plata normally wrestles as something other than Guerrero de Plata.) It would make sense AAA would be getting wrestlers from somewhere besides tryouts, though we haven’t seen many of them in recent years – I’d assume the younger luchadors training with whoever AAA has, but they ought to have more than that and maybe we’re getting to see that.

Those La Llave de la Gloria sessions have been on the last Saturday of the month the last couple. No sign of them this week, probably because they’re taping in Tlaxcala on Saturday. Maybe next weekend?

AAA confirmed the Verano de Escandalo lineup. Guess they didn’t have new Cuervo & Scoria photos handy.

Angelico suffered a knee injury over WrestleMania weekend, but it’s said not to be too serious.

Leo Riano’s column says the Freedom Bar & Restaurant in Arena Mexico will have an opening on May 9th. The Facebook account for the restaurant has been saying the 12th. Maybe the 12th is when it’s open for the public and the 9th is more the press event. The 9th is a Tuesday, so there might be a bigger card than usual that week.

Ring of Honor posted the Amapola/Marcela match. It’s alright, crowd was generally respectful. The announcers do their best to put the match over as a big deal while seemingly not knowing more about these women than a five minute wikipedia read. Most telling moment is either them being surprised by Marcela using the double underhook backbreaker or theorizing Amapola is about to go for 450 splash. For me, there are moments that remind me of how they’re not quite what they were – Marcela needing two tries to get that backbreaker, or the off the middle rope headscissors that seems to timing issues – but it was nice for them to get the opportunity.

AAA posted this week’s Zona Ruda, which has an interview with Texano.

Apolo Valdes writes about the lack of true rudos in lucha libre.

LuchaWorld has the latest LuchaWorld Podcast w/Dr. Lucha.

AJPW’s Zeus & the Bodyguard will be part of Ultimo Dragon’s tour of Mexico in late May, including DragonMania.

Lineup

IWRG (SUN) 04/30/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Shadow Boy vs Power Bull
2) Alas de Acero & Fly Star vs Adrenalina & Lunatic Extreme
3) Aramis vs Atomic Star
4) Black Dragón, Hijo del Alebrije, Saruman vs Demonio Infernal, Hip Hop Man, Vórtize
5) Dragón Fly vs Eterno
6) Emperador Azteca, Pantera I, Solar I vs Heddi Karaoui, Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro
7) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II © vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC TRIOS]
fifth defense

Black Terry found himself a trio! The Terribles Cerebros reunite, as the first challengers for the IWRG trios championship in Naucalpan in about a year. (Trauma I was busy with Canis Lupus, then Trauma II was out of action, but still.) This is Black Terry’s first shot at the trios titles since 2011, when he was teaming with Durok and Freyser.

This’ll be a rare three show week, with Lucha Memes running on Friday.

AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-22 

Averno attempts to end the Space Cadet

Recapped: 04/26/2017

Matches: 

All matches were taped from Domo de San Luis in San Luis Potosi on April 12. They can be seen on the Lucha Libre AAA channel

Concord, Hijo Del Vikingo, Octagoncito beat Bronco González, Guerrero De Plata, Mini Histeria (9:19, triple pin, ok)

Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly beat Lanzeloth, Máscara de Bronce, Venum (8:46, Super Fly frogsplash Venum, ok)

Johnny Mundo, Kevin Kross, Taya defeated Argenis, Ayako Hamada, Hijo del Fantasma in a non disqualification match (rudos, Taya chair shot to the head Ayako, 11:27)

Notes:

Hijo del Vikingo

Taya introduces Kross to the crowd. Fantasma responds by introducing the new champ, Ayako in Taya’s face. A table and a chair came into play late. The no disqualification stipulation wasn’t emphasized, but explained away the work. Taya hit Aayko in the head with a chair for the win. Taya tried to boat about the win, but was cut off by Vampiro’s music. Vampiro reminds everyone that Mundo cheated to win the title, and gives Fantasma a rematch for the championship in Tijuana. Vampiro also makes Taya & Ayako in a street fight for the Reinas de Reinas championship.

OGT unmasked their opponents after their match. Ricky Marvin cleaned house after the match when Pirata Morgan showed up and attacked Marvin. (On the taping, Pirata was already seen on the show, but he really comes out of nowhere here.) La Parka shows up to make the save and everyone scatters, though Pirata makes sure to stare at La Parka for a while before slowly exiting the ring. Parka challenges the OGT & Pirata.

Concord

Mini Histeria replaced Mini Abismo Negro. He got his own entrance away from the new guys, while Octagoncito comes out with his partners. The four new guys are introduced as Llave de la Gloria contestants, but none of the four are listed among the finalists AAA has posted to far. The referee is the mystery referee who worked the Neza show, so he’s probably actually a regular addition. Guerrero de Plata has a pirate theme going on and is wearing no silver (red and gold), suggesting he was previously working under a different name.

Noti AAA promoted some tiny action figures being given out by the Pasala newspaper every Monday. AAA showed Fantasma, Faby Apache and Parka figures, but there’s clearly at least two more figures partly showed and partly cropped out by AAA. (One appears to be an Octagon or Octagoncito.) There’s 19 being given out.

Noti AAA credits Vampiro for creating the new OGT, which doesn’t quite make sense unless the idea is Vampiro restarting the Rey de Reyes match is supposed to have pushed Super Fly to joining the group. Averno has a promo where he doesn’t show much.

Highlights of the AAA & Impact press conference are shown. Jeff Jarrett talking about going after Fantasma and Parka’s mask, and Fantasma challenging him back, so they’re clearly building a TripleMania match this week.

Thoughts:

Fantasma is easily distracted, kicked

The main event was a messy match, not in execution of moves but of flow. I would’ve assumed they would do a US style tag match given the people involved, but it was more like an AAA style. Kross didn’t immediately fit in – he used a chinlock in an AAA trios match to slow down the action, can’t think of the last time I saw that – and didn’t get to throw around as much. (He also did the three amigos and Eddie Guerrero shake which was lost on the announce crew and production.) Taya & Ayako didn’t look great, but they did look better in Monterrey. Argenis was back not standing out

The middle match did was it was intended to do, the OGT looking strong as a new unit by destroying the técnicos most of the match. They came off as much more impressive unit than the tecnicos. The rudos worked well for the técnicos, but they didn’t have their best nights. The second triple dive spot didn’t come off well, Mascara de Bronce took too long setting up and Lanzeloth crashed and burned. They did have some good offense, it just came smoother for it in other matches.

bad times for Argenis

The opener was sloppy and disorganized at times, but it finished strong and gave us good long looks at some new people. Hijo del Vikingo looked great, and has the potential to be something really good. Concord tried big offense but looked sloppy, though that could’ve been the rudos. Bronco Gonzalez was the better of the two rudos, with Guerrero de Plata not showing much at all. Octagoncito worked hard and Mini Histeria was fine.

06/04 AAA TV Lineup (Ciudad Juárez) – six way mask match headlines Verano de Escandalo

AAA

AAA TV (SUN) 06/04/2017 Gimnasio Municipal Josué Neri Santos, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
1) Aerostar, Bengala, Drago vs Australian Suicide, Lanzeloth, Máscara de Bronce
2) Argenis, La Parka, Ricky Marvin vs Averno, Chessman, Súper Fly
3) Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria © vs El Mesías & Pagano [AAA TAG]
second defense
4) Pimpinela Escarlata vs Mamba [bull terrier, hair]
5) Hijo del Fantasma vs Kevin Kross
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Psycho Clown, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Carta Brava Jr., Soul Rocker [mask]

Air Date: 06/17 & 06/24

This is after Tlaxcala and after Pachuca, and about six weeks from now.  It also doesn’t appear to be an official poster, since the photos of Cuervo & Scoria are still as Xinetez. Maybe we’ll get an update down the line, but AAA probably would’ve preferred to keep this quiet at least until after this Saturday’s taping.

Four matches were already announced – it’s only the tag title tag & singles match which are newly revealed, and those fit where things appear to be going. It does confirm Taya & Mundo aren’t going to be around for a moment. They’ll probably turn up again before TripleMania, but the pacing suggests Fantasma versus Mundo for the titles on that show. (Of course, they did a tease for Jarrett/Fantasma on TV this week, so nothing’s for sure.)

The main event theoretically has a chance to disrupt the one match we know for sure for TripleMania, but no one’s really going to be too worried about. Any of the other four people could lose, but Soul Rocker would make more sense – he’s got an unmasked gimmick, and the Infierno Rockers have otherwise been dropped.

Pagano’s either winning the tag titles or having a violent breakup with Mesias in his hometown. Either way, this is a long way to set up the same match AAA ran on the last major show, with Cuervo & Scoria (so far) not seeming any more over than they were before.

That match, like all others, are subject to change. Mamba/Pimpinela seems most likely, because you’d only know it’s happening based on stuff coming out of Juarez. The feud’s been hinted at TV, but you’d have to know it was there to even think they were going somewhere with it.

AAA hasn’t officially announced a taping past this point on TV, but the Nuevo Laredo promoters are already advertising a date on the 19th.

great match roundup, week of 2017-04-15

I’m so far behind. And probably should be skipping most of the CMLL weekday shows. Oh well.

recommended matches

rating matches TV Show taped
great Máximo Sexy © vs Terrible for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 18 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-18 2017-04-18
good Australian Suicide, Dr. Wagner Jr., Lanzeloth, Máscara de Bronce, Psycho Clown vs Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr., Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Soul Rocker 10 Man Tag from AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-15 (posted by thecubsfan) AAA Worldwide desde Neza Parte 2 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide - Abril 2017 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) Dr. Wagner Jr Y Psycho Clown TEAM vs Muerder Clown y Monster Clown TEAM (posted by Estrellas del Ring)Dr. Wagner Jr Y Psycho Clown TEAM vs Muerder Clown y Monster Clown TEAM (posted by Estrellas del Ring) AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-15 2017-03-31
good Rush vs Atlantis LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-17 2017-04-17
good Fuego vs Virus in a lightning match LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 18 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-18 2017-04-18
good Blue Panther Jr. vs Esfinge, Magnus, Stigma, Star Jr., Sansón, Forastero, Artillero [Copa Junior Nuevos Valores] and in a tournament semifinal match 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 2017-04-21
good Carístico, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, La Máscara, Negro Casas 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 2017-04-21

other matches watched

rating matches TV Show taped
ok Mamba vs Estrella Divina AAA Worldwide desde Neza Parte 2 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide - Abril 2017 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) Mamba vs Estrella Divina (posted by thecubsfan) Mamba vs Estrella Divina mano a mano en la Arena Neza (posted by Estrellas del Ring) AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-15 2017-03-31
ok Aerostar & Drago © vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria for the AAA World Tag Team Championship AAA Worldwide desde Neza Parte 2 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide - Abril 2017 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) Aerostar & Drago © vs Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria for the AAA World Tag Team Championship (posted by thecubsfan) Dark Cuervo y Dark Scoria vs Aerostar y Drago en la Arena Neza (posted by Estrellas del Ring) AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-15 2017-03-31
ok Arkalis & Vega vs El Perverso & Rey Apocalipsis LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-17 2017-04-17
ok Astro, Eléctrico, Último Dragóncito vs Joker, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-17 2017-04-17
ok Drone, Espíritu Maligno, Stigma vs Disturbio, Olímpico, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-17 2017-04-17
ok Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy, Titán vs Kráneo, Ripper, Sam Adonis LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-17 2017-04-17
ok Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico vs La Máscara, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 17 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-17 2017-04-17
ok Eléctrico, Fantasy, Último Dragóncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 18 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-18 2017-04-18
ok Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Starman vs Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Tiger LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 18 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-18 2017-04-18
ok Dragón Lee, Marco Corleone, Mistico vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 18 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-18 2017-04-18
ok Flyer & Robin vs Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr. 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 2017-04-21
ok Drone, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Nitro, Raziel, Virus 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 2017-04-21
ok Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Luciferno in a lightning match 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 2017-04-21
ok Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Sam Adonis 2017-04-21 CMLL Claro (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 2017-04-21
below average Bengala, Príncipe Diamante, Sensei vs Akuma, Hijo del Signo, Inquisidor LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 18 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-18 2017-04-18

 

Dragon Lee/Niebla Roja next week, Micro Estrellas hype

Dragon Lee vs Niebla Roja

CMLL (SUN) 04/23/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Domingos Familares]
1) El Destructor b Micro
Destructor took 2/3.
2) Demonio Rojo & Thunder Boy b Capitán Cobra & El Yaqui
Rudos took 2/3
3) Black Sugar, Fantástico, Mágico b Évola, Gran Kenut, Mr. Apolo
Tecnicos took 2/3. Magico & Evola feuded, Magico getting the win.
4) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno DQ Nautilius & Star Black
Rudos took 2/3, Rey Trueno faking a foul for the DQ.
5) Explosivo, Omar Brunetti, Vaquero Jr. b Espectrúm, Exterminador, Maléfico
tecnicos took 2/3

Semifinal sets up Star Black/Rey Trueno this Sunday.

CMLL (TUE) 04/25/2017 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr. b Flyer & Magnus LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Oro Jr., Starman, Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Sangre Azteca LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3
3) The Panther b Sagrado [lightning] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Panther won in 8:28
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys b Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 2/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Johnny Idol b Gran Guerrero, Luciferno, Mephisto LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Angel de Oro was hurt, but Blue Panther rallied to win the match without him.
6) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3, with Niebla Roja not getting along with his partners. He blamed the loss on him and demanded a singles match with Dragon Lee to prove himself. Dragon Lee offered a mask match, and Niebla Roja wasn’t up for that match.

Main event was the usual mix of Dragon Lee & Niebla Roja looking good and the rudos not getting along. Lightning match is said to be good.

CMLL has an article talking about Mije to hype the Kid’s Day match. The mascot match is officially a Micro Estrellas match, with the suggestion there might be more appearances by these guys outside the Kid’s Day show and framing them as a modern version of the Arturito/Gran Nicolay matches from the 80s. (The previous modern version of those matches are the current Pequeno Estrellas division.)

CMLL’s also posted the annual the Arena Mexico history piece, which is about all the hype the anniversary is going to get.

AAA appears to be taping some special Kid’s Day themed matches to air on Televisa’s La Jugada this Sunday. The relationship between AAA and Televisa seems fairly strong of late, especially with the Zona Ruda show airing every week.

Lucha Underground Season 3 starts on TLN in Canada next Friday, May 5th. They’re still airing two hours a week, which would mean they would be caught up with El Rey by August 11th if it stays that way.

Bust praises the presentation of women on Lucha Underground. I believe the moment they actually passed the Bechdel Test was when Sexy Star and Ivelisse were arguing about who was the biggest bitch in the building (though Son of Havoc might have come up so maybe that didn’t count.) To me, LU’s presentation of women hasn’t usually been as strong or positive as portrayed, but they’re doing enough to get positive write ups like this all the time. Sexy Star winning the title and Ivelisse getting that title shot outshines other issues they might have had.

The Pit has a short interview with Rey Mysterio and Dorian Roldan from C2E2, part of a series of ones they’re doing with people from Lucha Underground. No big revelations but Dorian did know Sexy Star won her debut match the night before.

RCH on 06/02 in Arena Naucalpan

LuchaWorld has the latest news update, including a recap of the +Lucha’s podcast. +Lucha’s video recap of the week has also returned.

The Caristico & Discovery vs Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero match in the Chicago area has been moved to the Eagles Club in Berwyn, same place where ChilangaMask is running a week later. Tickets are expensive for this show, I could go to a full day of a comic/entertainment convention (or AAW’s show in Chicago) for a decent seat.

There’s a talent search show with Tijuana luchadors being taped in San Diego and airing May 1st.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 05/02/2017 Arena México
1) Bengala & Sangre Imperial vs Espanto Jr. & Grako
2) Eléctrico, Shockercito, Stukita vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Drone, Fuego, Star Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Forastero, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Dragón Lee vs Niebla Roja
6) Atlantis, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla

We’re getting to see Niebla Roja versu Dragon Lee, and there’s no other Guerrero around to cause problems.

CMLL (TUE) 05/02/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leono, Magnum, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Difunto, Raziel
2) Flyer, Magnus, Pegasso vs Disturbio, Puma, Tiger
3) El Gallito & Microman vs El Perico Zakarias & Mije
4) Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Carístico, Máximo Sexy, Mistico vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

Guadalajara TV – where Shocker is announcing while he’s recovering – showed the promo to hype the micro match for Arena Mexico. Maybe they’ll fix it to promote the match actually taking place here.

LLB (FRI) 05/19/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Macho I, Macho II, Macho III, Ram El Carnero vs Dragón Bane, El Pachucho, Fandango, Kid Jaguar
2) Aguilita Solitaria vs Pinochito, Tritoncito, Pentagoncito, Caramelito, Demus 3:16, Súper Loco, Panterita
3) Ángel o Demonio, Ovett, Vaquero Ibarra vs Mike, Rafy, Teelo
4) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Fresero Jr., Herodes, Maldito Jr.
5) Séptimo Dragón vs Eterno, Suicida, Cíclope, Freelance, Miedo Extremo, Sádico, Emperador Azteca, Atomic Star, Ninja de Fuego, Drastik Boy
6) ? & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Hijo de LA Park & LA Park [super libre]

Lucha Libre Boom returning to Arena Naucalpan which a normal card for them.

There was a rumor a couple months ago that non-IWRG promotions were no longer going to be able to use Naucalpan because Elite was going to be running the building. Naucalpan getting a lot of indie promotions now, which suggests Elite is planning on a different building or not planning on doing much.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-21 

   

tope magno

 Recapped: 04/25/2017

Matches:

All matches aired live from Arena Mexico. You can see them on my channel.

  1. Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr. defeated Flyer & Robin (12:01 [4:33, 3:31, 3:57], 1/3, ok)
  2. Drone, Fuego, Rey Cometa beat Nitro, Raziel, Virus (17:19 [6:11, 4:27, 6:41], 2/3, ok)
  3. Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Luciferno in a lightning match (6:22, Dos Caras Clutch, ok)
  4. Sansón won the Copa Junior semifinal cibernetico (22:36, good)
    • Star Jr. suplex into backcracker Artillero (8:20)
    • Forastero wheelbarrow suplex Stigma (10:18)
    • Sansón pin Star Jr. (12:12)
    • Blue Panther Jr. Canadian Destroyer Magnus (14:10)
    • Sansón springboard guillotine knee smash Esfinge (17:03)
    • Blue Panther Jr. inside cradle Forastero (18:47)
    • Sansón suplex Blue Panther Jr. (22:36)
  5. Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr., Valiente beat Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Sam Adonis (8:45 [2:00, 1:33, 5:12], 2/3, ok)
  6. Cavernario, La Máscara, Negro Casas beat Carístico, Dragón Lee, Volador Jr.  (8:41 [2:47, 1:23, 4:31], 1/3 DQ, good)

What happened: 

Mascara’s best move is his superkick, so he does it all the time

La Mascara pulled off Dragon Lee’s mask to escape the hanging double stomp, then took advantage of Tirantes being knocked down to fake a foul from Volador for the win. Volador challenged La Mascara to a hair match. Mascara says no. Volador asks again, and Mascara teases coming back to fight, only to turn around and walk out.

A seeding battle set the teams for the Copa Junior. Star Jr. (now with dreadlocks?), Magnus, Esfinge (wearing a heavy hoodie for no good reason) and Forastero face Artillero, Stigma, Sansón and Blue Panther Junior. It goes about three minutes Forastero and Sansón don’t want to fight when they start off together, hugging instead. Sanson later pulls Stigma off of Forastero to save his cousin, who defeats Stigma moments later. That puts Sansón & Blue Panther 2 on 4, but they eventually beat the four on the other side to finish against each other. Along the way, Sansón steals a pin on Star Jr. from Blue Panther when Panther sets up for a moonsault. Sanson later attacked Blue Panther as he is about finish off Esfinge. Forastero does the same to Esfinge as he’s about to beat Sansón. The match turned into a two on one with just Blue Panther Jr. left, which at least made more sense than the usual odd three way at the end of a cibernetico. The Dinamtias grabbed and argued with Tirantes for not counting fast enough, Panther surprised Forastero with a cradle, and Tirantes count really fast (and ignored a kick out, which appeared to be playing off the bit.

around and around

Tiger claimed all the predictions had Luciferno defeating Guerrero Maya. He seemed to be doing a bit.

There’s no opening whistle for the first match because the regular rig announcers are elsewhere (doing a Boing ad?) and the TV announced don’t realize they’re supposed to blow a whistle or don’t have one. It would be embarrassing if anyone cared about such things. Pompin eventually shrugs and tells them to start fighting. Flyer and Robin wore matching outfits, as they occasionally do when they team.

Thoughts: 

Stigma Brillo Dorada

The main event was very much on the short side for this situation, but they worked at a super fast pace and everyone gelled. Volador, Dragon Lee and Carístico looked like a well coordinated regular unit, and the rudos worked really hard. Mascara tries a bit harder when he’s in a Friday main event rather than in a random Puebla match with Rush. Carístico & Volador did a bunch of teamwork spots for two guys who weren’t getting along so much a few weeks ago, but it worked out fine.

Diamante Azul attempted to destroy Sam Adonis’ flag before the match, which set of an early brawl.

There wasn’t much to the semimain, mostly just yet another Diamante Azul/Pierroth feuding match with the rest sprinkled in. Mr. Niebla is looking bigger than ever.

Both this week’s Copa Junior and this one are rated about the same, but last week’s was clearly more exciting. This one had more of a story with Forastero & Sansón getting along, which did more to get over their partnership as a concept than it did for this match. Blue Panther Jr. seemed like he was out of gas and never really stood out, just happened to be the técnico who survived until the end and could’ve just as easily been replaced by one of the others. Sansón looked good, Forastero really didn’t get much to do. Magnus & Artillero looked good in the only real important match they might get in CMLL this year, though they were eliminated so early that I’m not sure things like Magnus’ crazy senton to the floor stuck around. Star Jr. also had a nice night.

Star Jr. Asai tornillo

Maya & Luciferno had some good spots but arranged in no particular order. The big dives are two minutes in and then they just kind of trade moves after that part. It’s very forgettable.

The técnicos looked good in the segunda – Fuego & Cometa are among the best CMLL has at pulling in a crowd, especially the casual fans. It just was’nt all that much interesting of the match, and stuff like going for the triple dive and then just pulling up came off awkward. They built the match up in the last few minutes but this is an easy skip.

The opener was about usual for the that level, maybe a little better.. It’s impossible to take an opening match team seriously in CMLL, but the técnicos tried heard to get over the concept and worked well together. Of course they lost. Their opponents didn’t offer all that much. Espanto had Flyer beat after tossing him onto the barricade in the first fall, but drug him back in to do a running powerbomb anyway. He doesn’t seem to have much sense.

that’s a lot to lift

Demus on leaving CMLL, Caristico/UG in Puebla, Niebla Roja to have issues with his partners tonight

CMLL (MON) 04/24/2017 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Efekto, El Popular]
1) Lestat, París, Zaeta Roja b El Malayo, Guerrero Espacial, Sombra Diabólika LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis b La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudas took 2/3. Zexuis submitted Sugehit for the win.
3) Esfinge, Fuego, Soberano Jr. b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 2/3
4) Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla b Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Titán LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 24 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 1/3. Caristico beat UG to set up a title match next week.

I haven’t seen this show yet. It sounds like it was OK.

Even CMLL knows tonight’s main event may be a disaster. Their preview wonders if tonight will be the start of a debacle for the Guerreros. Niebla Roja once again teams up with his Guerrero partners, and like will once again refuse to get along with them. The only good thing for him is it really hasn’t heard his win/loss record, beating Dragon Lee before and facing him, Mistico and Valiente tonight.

Not much going on the rest of the show. Angel de Oro, Blue Panther and Johnny Idol face Gran Guerrero, Luciferno, Mephisto and Bucanero, Terrible & Vangellys take on Drone, Esfinge and Guerrero Maya in two randomly set trios. The Panther versus Sagrado in a lightning match is the best looking match of the night. The first two matches are skippable as ever, with some good tecnicos and five rudos who aren’t that interesting. The show started at 7:30pm, and will air on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Diamante Azul vs Rush will take place tonight in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara.

CMLL changed Cholo & Camorra to Inquisidor & Apocalipsis on Saturday. They’re all the same and you won’t see more than a few pictures from the match anyway.

SoloWrestling interviewed Demus about his CMLL exit. He does not want to say anything bad about CMLL, but felt limited in his role wrestling just in the first couple matches, didn’t see that changing, and was having a lot more success and a lot more freedom wrestling on the indies. He fought guys of various sizes on the indies so he thinks he can keep doing that. Demus noticed that he was taller than Super Astro, who didn’t wrestle as a mini, and though it made no sense for him to be a mini. Demus reiterated his belief that CMLL should just get rid of the minis division, throw everyone into the main division, and see who can make it. Demus likes Astrolux, but believes he should go with a promotion to make sure he gets regular work at his age, and thinks that’s very important for development. Demus is critical of CMLL’s school, saying it’s sad that people CMLL trained end up as successes for other companies (Penta, Fenix, Flamita, Golden Magic mentioned) and feels the school is more to make money of students than to give them opportunities. Demus is opening to working anywhere, and brings up Lucha Underground and Impact as places he’d like to get in, or any American company on a short term basis.

AAA has an interview with Ricky Marvin, who seems to be setting up the OGT vs Marvin/Parka/Argenis trios match listed on the Juarez card.

Ciclon Ramirez Jr. is fine; he mentioned on Facebook that he didn’t have his phone on a 18 hour bus trip, so he was just out of contact for a while. (Then deleted or turned the post into private, but Yago mentions it here.)

This week’s Estrellas de Lucha Libre (CMLL’s in house magaine/program) is all about the mascots.

The Crash’s 05/30 show in Queretaro will include Rey Mysterio, Penta, Daga, Garza, Damian 666, Bestia 666, Black Taurus and Keira.

 

RobViper has highlights of 09/14/16 Elite.

LuchaWorld has an Poster-Mania for Kid’s Day weekend and an interview with Dr. Cerebro.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 05/01/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Centella Roja & El Hijo De Centella Roja vs Fuerza Chicana & Guerrero Espacial
2) Arkalis, Black Tiger, Príncipe Diamante vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Rey Samuray vs Misterioso Jr., Policeman, Sangre Azteca
4) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs La Máscara, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth
5) Máximo Sexy, Mistico, Negro Casas vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
6) Último Guerrero © vs Carístico [NWA MIDDLE]
12th defense

It’s UG in a title match and Caristico in CMLL, so a title change is heavily unlikely but they should be good against each other. Caristico did beat Guerrero last time in Arena Mexico and last time in Arena Puebla, but nothing was really on the line.

Incredible partners match seems like it’s just to do an incredible partners match, but they could set up something out of it. Note Ephesto is listed again, but they may not know if he’s officially back yet. The undercard has no stand out matches and some that don’t look great.

MDA Lucha Memes (SUN) 05/07/2017 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Mini Hator vs Mini Difunto [Nuevo Leon MINI WELTER]
2) Hijo de LA Park vs Galactar
3) Ángel de Oro vs Rey Horuz
4) Caifan vs Rey Escorpión (Elite)
5) Octagón vs Fuerza Guerrera
6) Xtreme Tiger vs Dragón Lee (CMLL)
7) Último Guerrero vs LA Park © [XWW UNIVERSAL]
first defense
8) Masada (Texas) vs Rush [cage]

Ultimo Guerrero/LA Park was added as the last match on Monday night. Card order is my guess. They really loaded that card up in the last few matches. There’s no announced plans to air or upload this anywhere. The XWW is a title Park won on a Xalapa show in 2015.

Super Astro (WED) 05/24/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Demasiado & Diva Salvaje vs Black Dragón & Demonio Infernal
2) Diamante (Elite), Imposible, Metaleón vs Ciclón Ramírez Jr., El Bandido, Emperador Azteca
3) Hijo de Máscara Sagrada, Keyra, La Parkita vs Demus 3:16, Rossy Moreno, Samoano
4) Golden Magic, Laredo Kid, Rey Horus, Súper Astro Jr. vs Flamita, Jack Evans, Ninja Jr., Xtreme Tiger
5) Daga, Garza Jr., Rey Fénix (US) vs Hijo De Dos Caras, Hijo de LA Park, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
6) Cibernético, Silver King, Súper Astro vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario
7) LA Park & Rey Escorpión (Elite) vs Penta 0M & Zorro

This is a show to celebrate Super Astro’s new location having it’s first anniversary – though Naucalpan is nowhere near the restaurant and you don’t usually need a overloaded card for a restaurant celebration. (They could lop off the last three matches and still have a decent card.) Tickets are 400 pesos for ringside, just under the 450 price for the last AAA TV taping here, but more than this Friday’s Lucha Memes show. The Memes card is better to me, person who likes singles matches over meaningless trios matches, but maybe not to everyone.