CMLL (SUN) 06/28/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]
1) Mercenario & Mr. Brisa b Johnny Dinamo & Máscara De Oro
Rudos took 2/3. Johnny Dinamo’s first match here since 2010.
2) Thunder Boy b Frezzer and El Divino and Explosivo and Star Black and Reycko and Gitano and Relampago and Guerrero de la Muerte and Quca [cibernetico]
56th Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Anniversary cibernetico. El Divino replaced Linterna Verde. Quca (or Quka?)’s first match here since 2011. Thunder Boy beat Freezer for the win.
3) Magnum, Nube Roja, Toro Negro b Centella, Furia Roja, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3, Magnum beating Rafaga
4) Exterminador & Maléfico DQ Pitbull I & Pitbull II
Exterminador pulled Pitbull II’s mask for the DQ, then the unmasked rudos shined their boots with it.
Feels like they’re setting up the two rudo teams for an apuesta match
CMLL (TUE) 06/30/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Flash II & Magnum b Furia Roja & Joker
Mangum beat Joker.
2) Meteoro, Stukita, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Relampago
Relampago replaced Pequeno Nitro. Meteoro upset Pequeno Olimpico for the win.
3) Cancerbero, Okumura, Raziel b Gallo, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr.
Raziel beat Hombre Bala with a counter dropkick.
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Super Porky b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Panthers submitted Misterioso & Sagrado after their usual bit of errors.
5) Máximo, Mistico, Volador Jr. DQ Ephesto, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión
Rey Escorpion fouled Maximo.
Raziel and Cancerbero want a title match with Gallo & Esfinge. As the interview notes, it’s not likely to come while En Busca de un Idolo is going on – or at least not until the Tuesday shows are over.
IWRG FILL (WED) 07/01/2015 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Mas Lucha, The Gladiatores]
1) Blue Metal, Canario, Fly Tiger b Demonio Imperial, El Teniente, Sardito
2) Magnum 44, Rey Terco Jr., Vampiro Metálico b Centella De Oriente, Chicanito, Voltar
3) Guerrero 2000, Picudo Jr., Troll b Acero, Adrenalina, Hijo Del Alebrije
Troll (a new one) had Trolli with him.
4) Aeroman, Dragón Celestial, Dragon Fly b Araña de Plata, Electro Boy, Power Bull
Aeroman beat Power Bull. Arana de Plata & Electro Boy attacked Power Bull after the match, while Dragon Celestial said Electro Boy would pay for betraying Black Terry.
5) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Atomic Star, Black Ángel, Chapulin, Kanon, Rayo Star, Super Jack b Brazo Cibernético Jr., Caballero De Plata, Dr. Letal, Fiero, Maquiavélico, Meteoro, Sonic, Voraz[Copa High Power]
Gym Hip Hop Hop (Voraz) vs Gym Fill Eterno (Aramis). Brazo Cibernético replaced Villano III Jr. Black Angel beat Fiero for a win after Eterno argued with the ref over the counter and Oficial 911 ran in to foul Fiero. 911 explained he was still bitter Hip Hop Man’s team beat his Gym Zeus team in a previous match, and the two schools brawled to end the show.
Texano Jr. says his injury is to a pectoral, suffered in San Luis. The AAA interview still says the return is indefinite. A Wrestling Observer Newsletter report on the injury says Texano is expected back in a month. Which probably means he’s working TripleMania whatever his status is.
Univision is filing for an IPO, which means it has to begins to release certain information about it’s finances. Univision owns some part of El Rey Network (less than 20%), so they’ve got the El Rey numbers on there. They are not pretty: the channel cost $109 million to run and only brought in $44.9 million, leaving a loss of $72.3 million. That’s an incredible amount of money. Not all of that is Lucha Underground, but the idea that it cost $20 million (or whatever) to do that show is completely plausible in that context. It was explain why we still haven’t heard about a renewal; it’s got to be a tough call to keep throwing money at it, even if it is excellent. (It would also explain why the most recent El Rey campaigns have been very DIY stuff – “send us a video of why you like this movie and we’ll put it on!”)
CMLL Informa did not air on Terra due to satellite issues (which seem to happen occasionally to Informa but almost never seem to happen during their match broadcasts – also why does this show need a satellite?), but it’s up on YouTube.
This interview with Zeuxis mentions Lluvia will take Goya Kong’s place in the 10th anniversary cibernetico (and probably in general, but that’s not said.) That’s more acknowledgement to someone leaving than CMLL usually does. It’s tough to square CMLL celebrating 10 years of their new women’s division and 80 years of women wrestling.
El Santo famously briefly unmasked on television a few days before he passed away. The host of that show, Jacobo Zabludovsky, passed away earlier today.
In additional to the TuraLuchas promotion, there’s a Mexico based Japanese language company doing tourist trips to Arena Mexico.
SuperLuchas looks back at a show where Sangre Chicana lost his hair to Satanico.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news report.
Voices of Wrestling has a review of this week’s Lucha Underground episode.