CMLL weekend results, Soberano/Templario Tuesday (probably), Pirata Rey del Ring

CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 05/13/2022 Arena México [CMLLCronista del RingEstrellas del RingKaiser SportsR de RudoThe Gladiatores, thecubsfan]
1) Inquisidor & Raider b Astral & Panterita del Ring Jr. Panterita del Ring Jr y Astral Vs Inquisidor y Raider en la Arena México del CMLL (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
14:46
2) La Guerrera, La Magnifica, Skadi b Amapola, Metálica, Tiffany Amazonas del CMLL: Tiffany, Amapola y Metálica Vs Magnífica, Skadi y La Guerrera (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
17:01
3) Esfinge, Fugaz, Star Black b Akuma, Dark Magic, Espanto Jr. CMLL - STAR BLACK - ESFINGE - FUGAZ VS DARK MAGIC - ESPANTO JR. - AKUMA/ARENA MEXICO  13 - 05 - 2022 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) Duelo de facciones en la Arena México: One Atos Team Vs Ola Negra en el CMLL (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
14:46
4) Atlantis Jr., Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Gemelo Diablo I, Gemelo Diablo II, Sagrado Último Guerrero, Atlantis Jr y Gran Guerrero Vs Sagrado, Gemelo Diablo I y Gemelo Diablo II (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre) CMLL - LOS MALDITOS  VS  LOS GUERREROS DE LA ATLANTIDA  /  ARENA MEXICO / 13 - 05 - 2022 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
16:49. Non-title, no trios challenges followed.
5) Euforia, Místico, Soberano Jr. b Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Terrible [Relevos IncreíblesCMLL - EUFORIA - SOBERANO JR. - MÍSTICO  VS  LOS INGOBERNABLES /  ARENA MEXICO  13 - 05 - 2022 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) Euforisticos Vs Ingobernables: Místico, Soberano y Euforia Vs Terrible, Ángel de Oro y Niebla Roja (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
21:53, 3rd fall in 11:51

A skippable show in terms of advancement, though it was enjoyable as a one-off main event. Los Ingobernables are not the old Los Ingobernables and don’t even seem to be getting heat for being “fake Ingobernables”, but they’re very suited to to be the opposition in these type of matches.

Los Malditos are the trios titles holders but they’re obviously not meant to be seen as the best trio in the promotion.

CMLL (SAT) 05/14/2022 Arena Coliseo [Box y Lucha, CMLL, RB]
1) Angelito, Pequeño Magía, Shockercito b Full Metal, Minos, Pierrothito Facebook video (posted by )
2) Diamond, Leono, Oro Jr. b Cholo, Grako, Príncipe Odín Jr. Facebook video (posted by )
Oro return from injury. Diamond beat Cholo with la de caballo, though he wasn’t wearing silver this time.
3) Cancerbero, Luciferno, Virus b Arkalis, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma
Rrudos took 1/3
4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Negro Casas b Cavernario, El Coyote, Hechicero Facebook video (posted by )
5) Ángel de Oro b Soberano Jr. Facebook video (posted by )
Angel de Oro took 1/3. Angel de Oro won via Destroyer, and Soberano left on a stretcher.

CMLL occasionally does injury teases off the Canadian Destroyer and the clip there doesn’t make this one look any out of the ordinary. Soberano Jr. was reposting Instagram stories this weekend, including one of him in a soft neckbrace. Can’t be totally sure but he’s probably fine and CMLL’s continued to advertise him for Tuesday.

CMLL (SUN) 05/15/2022 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Retro b Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Panterita del Ring Jr., Sangre Imperial, Suicida b Disturbio, Grako, Inquisidor
tecnicos took 1/3
3) Dalys, Dark Silueta, Reyna Isis b La Jarochita, Lluvia, Maligna
Return of Maligna (new daughter). Rudas took 2/3.
4) El Hijo del Villano III, Felino, Pólvora b Dark Panther, El Audaz, Flyer
Rudos took 2/3.
5) Cavernario, Templario, Terrible b Panterita del Ring, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr.
rudos took 1/3

I’m now obsessed with CMLL never running angles on Sunday shows. If the Soberano/Angel de Oro bit was an angle, which I presume it was, it was the only one CMLL ran the entire weekend. AEW is the only US wrestling promotion I’m bothering to watch week in and week out, and the goal there seems to do multiple angles in every segment; they’ll include interviews where nothing happens but only just to make sure you understand they haven’t forgotten about an angle and will get back to it just as soon as they have space. All the other US promotions are generally the same. CMLL is just so different than everything else.

Nothing too big on today’s Puebla show. CMLL made a late sub to replace Gran Guerrero with Atlantis, but Soberano is still listed as wrestling. They could be setting up the next Stigma title match in the semi-main, or they might do nothing at all.

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2022 Arena México
1) Acero, Aéreo, Pequeño Magía vs Full Metal, Minos, Pequeño Polvora
2) Cachorro, Oro Jr., Robin vs Dr. Karonte I, Dr. Karonte II, Enfermero Jr.
3) Amapola, La Seductora, Metálica vs Dalys, Hera, Olympia
4) Dark Panther, Esfinge, Panterita del Ring vs Felino, Hechicero, Terrible
5) Templario © vs Soberano Jr. [MEX MIDDLE]
second defense

Templario/Soberano is usually really good and should be again if Soberano has a working neck. Soberano winning the title seems a slight favorite.

I’ve got trouble getting a stable feed of YouTube with my VPN. I may try a workaround if I have time Tuesday night and will stream it somewhere if possible, but don’t count on it.

CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2022 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino, Johnny Dinamo, Mágico vs Gran Kenut, Jabalí, Relámpago Azul
2) Joker, Omar Brunetti, Vaquero Jr. vs Bestia Negra, Difunto, Fúnebre
3) Huitzal, Sangre Imperial, Suicida, Valiente Jr. vs Obelisk, Persa, Raven, Temerario
CDMX vs GDL
4) Diamond, Magia Blanca, Rugido vs Adrenalina, Explosivo, Fantástico
5) Atlantis & Último Guerrero vs Averno & Satánico

Last week’s show teased an Atlantis/Satanico match, which is still a week off. Diamond is still a Depredador.

School tournament standings:
2-0 Laguna
1-0 Mexico City
1-2 Queretaro
0-2 Guadalajara

Mexico City will face the Laguna team next week. The winner of that will be the overall champion no matter what happens in this week’s match (assuming this is just single round robin.)

Ultimo Dragoncito talks about teaching wrestling, counts Hijo del Villano III & Atlantis Jr. as among his students.

A pair of Guadalajara Gemelos Diablos say they own the rights to the name and are trying to stop CMLL from using it. They say they registered the names in 2007 and says they tried to negotiate over the name, then tried to get Fantasma to stop them from using them. They claim Fantasma said he’d get involved, and then he just didn’t. They’re making threats of resolving this legally now.

There are Gemelo Diablos who appeared in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara in 1992 (a period we have incomplete records in that time.) They’ve appeared sparingly in recent years. The paperwork included with the article to prove their right looks legal. It also looks to have a date of September 6, 2021, about four months after the former Gemelo Panteras started using the names in CMLL. They’re obviously looking for a payoff, and we’re unlikely to hear anything about this unless it gets serious enough for the CMLL guys to change their names.

CMLL put up the Televisa version of it’s Friday show (from two weeks ago), instead of the live/in-house production they’ve always used to this point. I don’t recall an issue with the stream that day that might require a change.

Titan’s first BOSJ match, versus el Desperado, takes place Tuesday at 4:30 AM.

AAA

AAA’s YouTube is now available worldwide again. You could get to the videos individuals for the last six months, but the channel page itself was inaccessible outside of Mexico. This had been explained to me as a tech issue.

AAA TV aired the expected opening matches, and actually put that episode up on YouTube first. Like with other TripleMania episodes, they aired a few new vignettes.

  • Cibernetico was upset with Arez for putting up the mixed tag titles without getting his approval first. (Chik Tormenta seemed to get off scot-free.)
  • Arez, in the middle of a promo asking for a rematch, was interrupted by Penta, Fenix and Taya. They teased a Fenix/Arez match, but more so brought up that Arez goes back with the Lucha Brothers a long time and they’re like family.
  • Sammy & Tay (who still doesn’t know Arez’s name) revealed they paid off Parka Negra and generally boasted.
  • Dragon Lee told Laredo Kid he was going to win the Cruiserweight championship soon.

Dragon Lee (& Dralistico) showed back up in AAA in October 2021. He asked for a cruiserweight title shot then. It is now eight months later. It will be at least nine months by the time it happens since they’re both booked at TripleMania Tijuana and not for that match. AAA repeats the same bit of Dragon Lee telling Laredo Kid he wants a title match every third show, but it never goes anywhere. And that’s the same for these AAA angles outside of the tournament.

There’s not a chance AAA has any idea what they’re doing with the mixed tag team title belts next. Getting them on AEW TV is the end goal and they’ll be in no hurry in getting them onto someone else.

AAA has it’s second Showcenter event this Saturday. Also Saturday is local Monterrey team Tigres second leg of their LigaMX semifinal, a home game. The AAA show should end before the soccer game, but it’s still going to draw a lot of people away. I believe other things may be going on (or no longer going on) with that show, but I haven’t gotten confirmation yet.

AAA celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first show with posts on social media.

AAA posted a video of meeting with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins while on tour of Mexico City. Corgan also runs the NWA.

Psycho Clown beat Sam Adonis to win the GALLI Championships on Sunday.

Other Notes

IWRG (SUN) 05/15/2022 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Bengalee & Therius b Casandra & Gamboa
debut of Gamboa
2) Garra Mortal, Limbo, Shocko b Arandu (Baja California), Leyenda Negra, Spider Fly
3) Aster Boy © b Aramis [IWRG IC Light]
4th defense
4) Laredo Kid © b Travis Banks [AAA CRUISER]
13th defense
5) Hijo del Pirata won Rey del Ring

This was a Mas Lucha Premium show and I don’t have a full list of who was in Rey del Ring. The big story was Hijo del Alebrije returning as #30, after quitting the promotion a month ago. Like Banks, he was working with the Negocio Traumado group, so it appears IWRG has generally softened on using wrestlers associated with that group.

IWRG (TUE) 05/17/2022 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cheff Benito & Rossel vs Milagro & Rey Fuego
2) Águila Oriental & Súper Cometa vs Carnicero & Steven Manson
3) Ajolotl, Jhon Tito, Spider Fly vs Garra Mortal Jr., Skanda, Torito Negro
4) Asterboy, Limbo, Tonalli vs Abc, Thunder Storm, Troyano
5) Toxin © vs Noisy Boy [IWRG MEXICO]
8th defense

Tuesday shows are back. That main event could have a bunch of forced creativity that only looks good if you clip it down to 50 frames, or it could be the time where it all clicks and it’s better than Templario/Soberano.

The Latin Dragons (Cinta de Oro & Samuray del Sol) defeated Erick Redbeard and JONAH in the Crash main event on Friday. This is the show with Matty Scurll and Travis Banks teaming; they lose to the team of Destiny & Septimo Dragon. Attendance was notably down from usual the lack of wrestlers the fans saw as big stars is much more likely a reason than Banks or Scurll. (It’s not a promising sign for Cinta de Oro & Samuray del Sol’s drawing power.)

Trauma I won Super Brazos hair in Arena San Juan on Saturday, the result of an atomicos with Gallego, Mr. Cóndor, Trauma I, and Trauma II beat Brazo Celestial, Brazo Cibernetico, Brazo De Oro Jr., and Súper Brazo

Nygma took Black Blaze’s mask in a cage match on Mi Sagrada Lucha Libre’s show in Tultitlán on Saturday. Black Blaze was the evil version of indie luchador Blaze, who mostly wrestled only in this promotion. He turned out to be Kevin of the Nerds, who announced himself as wrestling for 16 and from Neza.

Apolo Chino (Anastacio Rodríguez Baños) passed away Friday. He was mostly an Acapulco based wrestler who appeared in CMLL from 1996 to 1998, including losing his mask to pre-Averno Rencor Latino. That was an infamously bad match, and Chino would lose his mask again a few years later in Monterrey.

Laredo Kid & Black Taurus matches on this past weekend’s Imapct tapings appeared to be entirely matches taped for their YouTube pre-show. Easier to watch if you don’t have Impact.

VXS announced Jimmy Lloyd vs Psycho Clown for their 05/26 show in Las Vegas.

Aramis will be part of Progress Wrestling’s Super Strong Style 16 tournament from June 3 to the 5th. Progress is one of a few European promotions who’s shows turn up on Peacock/WWE Network, which should include this tournament.

AIW announced Bandido and Jack Evans for their 06/17 show.

Box y Lucha 3505D has many things on the cover.

regular CMLL Friday show tonight, weekend lineups of note

CMLL

Today’s CMLL show could be good but it doesn’t seem notable on paper. Euforia &  Soberano team up with Mistico against Angel de Oro, Niebla Roja and Terrible. Los Malditos face Los Guerreros in the semi-main. Either could normally set up a title match next week, though it seems less likely with people in both matches part of Copa Junior next week. The undercard is more miscellaneous matches. It’s the usual 99 peso TicketmasterLive show.

CMLL (SUN) 05/15/2022 Arena México
1) Bengala & Retro vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Panterita del Ring Jr., Sangre Imperial, Suicida vs Disturbio, Grako, Inquisidor
3) La Jarochita, Lluvia, Maligna vs Dalys, Dark Silueta, Reyna Isis
4) Dark Panther, El Audaz, Flyer vs El Hijo del Villano III, Felino, Pólvora
5) Panterita del Ring, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Templario, Terrible

There’s not as much care about keeping the teams together on this show; maybe some show has to be the “make up the required bookings” card.

Fuerza Guerrera will return to CMLL next Friday, as part of his extended retirement tour. He’s thinking of retiring in either September or December 2023.

NJPW’s BOSJ starts on Sunday. Titan’s first league match is on Tuesday against Desperado. It’s been a while since this has been a concern, but I’ll try to have results here so maybe don’t read this blog right away if you’re trying to avoid spoilers. The introductory press conference took place Friday morning; Titan was as polite and respectful as always. Mascara Dorada appeared – as a mask TJP held up while claiming Dorada was too scared to show up.

AAA

No preview for AAA on Space yet, but it figures to be the TripleMania FITE matches which didn’t air on Space:

  • Ultimo Dragon vs Pentagon Jr.
  • Sammy Guevera & Tay Conti vs Lady Maravilla & Latigo vs Komander & Sexy Star vs Arez & Chik Tormetna
  • LA Park vs Villano IV

The top matches from TripleMania should start to appear on YouTube Sunday.

Konnan, last week in Tijuana promoting TripleMania, was asked if AAA was interested in using Rush. He gave a pretty logical answer: he enjoys working with Rush, likes him, just doesn’t like the idea of also having to bring in Rush’s wife, his father and his Vangellys just to bring him in. Konnan says the doors are open to bringing in (just) Rush. There’s obviously some wiggle room as LA Park’s sons are part of the package for booking him.

It feels to me like AAA’s pushing the 05/21 Showcenter card harder than usual, though it’s that’s just a feeling, and I haven’t researched it. AAA posted a Natalia Markova video to promote her appearance. The Superboletos listing for that event lists few tickets sold so far and the artwork talks about a 2×1 deal. That card has big names and I’m sure it’ll be a good time for the people who go, but it’s expensive prices for an AAA show that’s just matches to have matches. That’s also the sort of show that’s going to do better with ticket sales as it gets close to go the show, as it just becomes something to when people are looking for options that weekend. FITE is scheduled to air the show; they didn’t list the show to order until a few days prior last time and I’m presuming this is the same deal.

Other Notes

IWRG (THU) 05/12/2022 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG, Mas Lucha]
1) Jhon Tito & Nativo DRAW Rey Eclipse & Wagner Kid IWRG | Nativo y Jhon Tito VS Wagner Kid y Rey Eclipse | Lucha completa (posted by mluchatv)
2) Bengalee & Therius DQ Black Fury & Satania IWRG | Satania y Black Fury VS Therius y Bengalee | Lucha completa (posted by mluchatv)
Bengalee tricked the referee into believing Satania had hit him for the DQ
3) Ra-Zhata, Shil-Ka, Tortuga Leo b Alas De Plata, Freelance, Noisy Boy IWRG | Las Tortugas Negras VS Noisy Boy, Alas de Plata y Freelance | Lucha completa (posted by mluchatv)
Leo challenged Freelance for the IWRG Rey del Aire title and his hair.
4) Toxin b Dinamic Black IWRG | Lucha en mano a mano: Toxin VS Dinamic Black | Lucha completa (posted by mluchatv)
Noisy Boy cashed in his “El Cofre del Pirata” (Money in the Bank version IWRG) to ask for a title match with Toxin on Tuesday (also there’s a show on Tuesday)
5) Fly Warrior, Fulgor, Yorvak b Aster Boy, La Momia, Relámpago and Accion Jackson, Shaun Moore, Shocko LIVE: International Triple Threat match | Thursday Night Wrestling (posted by mluchatv)

When WWE started the Money in the Bank concept, the excitement wasn’t just the title match cash in, but the frequent teases of the cash-in. The briefcase was seen all the time and often the holder teased for a title shot. In the predictable style of WWE and US wrestling, those teases were usually just that and the cash-ins generally happened only when the possibility hadn’t been mentioned for a while. IWRG’s first attempt at this concept had Noisy Boy talking about chasing in the week he won, and then not mentioning it again until he actually did. Noisy/Toxin sounds like a match with a lot of wild ideas, some of which may work.

Black Fury, appearing here, said she’d taken time away from wrestling to be a mother but now was back in wrestling 100%.

Thursday, there was a press conference to hype two Konnan Big led shows on Friday in Arena Azteca Budokan and Saturday in Arena Lopez Mateos. Both shows were canceled by Friday morning. These shows were said to be promoted by the restarted wrestler’s union, which put out a statement saying it wasn’t their fault the shows were canceled and promised more info soon. It appears to be a Konnan Big issue since he’s also not appearing for an autograph signing at Solar’s store.

The Crash returns tonight with Cinta de Oro & Samuray del Sol vs Erick Redbard & Jonah. This is also the show with the Marty Scurll & Travis Banks versus Black Destiny and a replacement for Lince Dorado. (Lince said he was asking out of the match, The Crash never said what they were doing, and Lince is booked in MLW versus nZo instead.) The international disdain to Banks working these shows seems to have lessened; they’re not warming up to him, but Banks working in Mexico has become normalized. Not as sure about Scurll, but The Crash is also far off the radar.

Big Lucha (FRI) 05/27/2022 Bandido Gym, Iztapalapa, Distrito Federal
1) Limbo & Potro vs Tirano & Viajero
2) Cody 1-8 & Skayde vs King & Kong and Elipse & Orbita
3) Lady Maravilla vs Sussy Love
4) Cometa Maya, Éxtasis, Radioactivo vs Accion Jackson, Bendito, Elemental
5) Komander & Torito Negro vs Galeno del Mal
6) Emperador Azteca, Flamita, Yutani vs Ciclón Ramírez Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., El Bandido

Dr. Wagner is this month’s special guest to fight Black Generation. Semi-main is a 2 vs 1 match. The Jinetes del Aire (Octagon Jr., Myzteziz Jr., Komander)  vs Sky Team (Cometa Maya, Extasis, and Radioactivo) match is now up on Mas Lucha and Big Lucha’s own channel, said to be very exciting.

MLW this week had Chik Tormenta vs Holiedad, Octagon Jr. vs King Muertes vs Hijo de LA Park vs El Dragon for the IWA Caribbean Championship and Jacob Fatu vs Bestia 666. They’re mixing the two days of taping; the Hijo de LA Park match was from the first day, and Fatu/Bestia 666 happened as a replacement main event after LA Park was fired. MLW tapes tonight in Philadelphia with Taya versus Holiedad for the new MLW Featherweight championship, Arez and KC Navarro challenging Myron Reed for MLW Middleweight Championship, and Mini Abismo Negro vs. Microman.

Impact tapes Friday and Saturday in Florida. Laredo Kid’s mentioned he’s booked and I presume Taurus is as well. Laredo Kid versus Mike Bailey from the previous TV taping will air this upcoming Thursday. The Laredo Kid, Mike Bailey and Rich Swann match from their recent PPV pre-show is still up on YouTube. Swann had been in a tag team with Willie Mack, Mack recently left the promotion, so this was Swann returning to being a singles act. I saw a Impact fan on Twitter bemoan this match as a restart for Swann: they pointed out Laredo Kid is good, but being in matches with Laredo Kid in Impact means they’re not doing anything with you. Absolutely brutal but also accurate.

Death Triangle wrestles on Rampage tonight. Or this afternoon, for most of you. Their match opens the show.

GALLI has Aero Boy vs Sam Adonis vs Psycho Clown and Arez & TBA vs Aerostar & Drago among other matches this Sunday for their anniversary show. I haven’t gone to a wrestling show since WrestleMania weekend and there’s a chance I might go to this one.

NEW announced Mascara Dorada along with a lot of AAA and AAA adjacent names for their 06/10 show in El Paso. Mascara Dorada had previously passed on taking any bookings for shows with AAA wrestlers, which is typical for CMLL wrestlers. I think he’s still intending to go to CMLL, but may have decided he can’t afford to be that picky.

Jack Evans and Bandido debut in Cleveland’s AIW on June 17th. The next night, Jack Evans will face Ninja Mack in Cleveland.

There’s an Octagon gallery exhibit at the Mexico City Garibaldi metro station. Octagon would unsurprisingly like to return to CMLL to face Fuerza Guerrera.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Soberano/Templario next week, trios title tournament, Rey del RIng

CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/10/2022 Arena México [CMLL, Estrellas del Ring, Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Acero, Kaligua, Último Dragóncito b Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Polvora, Pequeño Violencia 20220510cmll_match1Acero, Kaligua, Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Polvora, Pequeño Violencia.mp4 (posted by luchablog vault (Google Drive)) CMLL: Kaligua, Último Dragoncito y Acero Vs Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia y Pequeño Pólvora (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
2) Dr. Karonte I, Dr. Karonte II, Enfermero Jr. b Diamond, Sangre Imperial, Valiente Jr. 20220510cmll_match2Diamond, Sangre Imperial, Valiente Jr. vs Dr. Karonte I, Dr. Karonte II, Enfermero Jr..mp4 (posted by luchablog vault (Google Drive)) La Ola Blanca Vs Diamond, Sangre Imperial y Valiente Jr en martes de Arena México del CMLL (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
Diamond replaced Cachorro on Tuesday morning, wore Santo colors.
3) Dulce Gardenia, Espíritu Negro, Rey Cometa b Magia Blanca, Magnus, Rugido 20220510cmll_match3Dulce Gardenia, Espíritu Negro, Rey Cometa vs Magia Blanca, Magnus, Rugido.mp4 (posted by luchablog vault (Google Drive)) Duelo de facciones Dulces Atrapa Sueños Vs Los Depredadores en el CMLL (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
4) Mephisto b Rey Bucanero 20220510cmll_match4Rey Bucanero vs Mephisto.mp4 (posted by luchablog vault (Google Drive)) Rey Bucanero Vs Mephisto en mano a mano de poder de consagrados Martes de CMLL (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
Mephisto said he was going after Bucanero’s hair and them Mistico’s mask.
5) Hechicero, Soberano Jr., Star Jr. b Negro Casas, Templario, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles20220510cmll_match5Negro Casas, Templario, Volador Jr. vs Hechicero, Soberano Jr., Star Jr. in a relevos increíbles match.mp4 (posted by luchablog vault (Google Drive)) Templario, Negro Casas y Volador Jr. Vs Soberano Jr. Star Jr. y Hechicero, Lucha estelar Martes CMLL (posted by La Tijera Lucha Libre)
Soberano challenged Templario to a MEX MIDDLE match

Soberano’s tentative schedule for next week

  • Saturday: vs Angel de Oro
  • Tuesday: vs Templario
  • Friday: one or two Copa Junior matches

He didn’t get to go to BOSJ but he’s getting the schedule anyway.

(Templario/Soberano seems like something I should try to stream.)

I’m not sure what the deal is with Diamond’s outfit, but he seems consistently left out of the Depredadores group. It’s Magia Blanca, Magnus and Rugido as a trio or teaming with Volador, with Diamond rarely included.

Guadalajara didn’t post results, I haven’t had a chance to watch it, and it didn’t seem worth holding up the update even longer.

CMLL (FRI) 05/13/2022 Arena México
1) Astral & Panterita del Ring Jr. vs Inquisidor & Raider
2) La Guerrera, La Magnifica, Skadi vs Amapola, Metálica, Tiffany
3) Esfinge, Fugaz, Star Black vs Akuma, Dark Magic, Espanto Jr.
4) Atlantis Jr., Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Gemelo Diablo I, Gemelo Diablo II, Sagrado
5) Euforia, Místico, Soberano Jr. vs Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Terrible [Relevos Increíbles]

Just a dead week in between tournaments, with CMLL not doing much. The big feuds from the last few weeks (Isis/Jarochita, UG/Averno) are not present. Nothing particular to the main event, and Copa Junior is next week so it’s unlikely they’ll set up anything big. That main event might be good but nothing else. Ticketmaster Live link if interested for this totally skippable week. This feels like one where I’ll archive the show on the Google Drive, the 12 of us who make a point of watching every Friday night show will check it, and then it’ll sit there in the cloud never to be watched again.

The CMLL text lineup calls out La Ola Negra, Oneatos Team, Los Malditos, and Los Guerreros del La Atlantida as a teams, which shows how heavily team-focused CMLL’s shifted. Los Ingobernables are not listed as a unit. Probably nothing but an oversight.

CMLL (SAT) 05/14/2022 Arena Coliseo
1) Angelito, Pequeño Magía, Shockercito vs Full Metal, Minos, Pierrothito
2) Diamond, Leono, Oro Jr. vs Cholo, Grako, Príncipe Odín Jr.
3) Arkalis, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stigma vs Cancerbero, Luciferno, Virus
4) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Negro Casas vs Cavernario, El Coyote, Hechicero
5) Soberano Jr. vs Ángel de Oro

Angel de Oro cheated to beat Soberano last week, so there’s the rematch. Negro Casas actually a tecnico in the semimain. The second match is a real land of the lost situation; Oro Jr. left a match in this same building with an injury on 02/19 and this is his first appearance since.

CMLL (MON) 05/16/2022 Arena Puebla
1) Centella Roja vs Fuerza Chicana
2) Retro & Sangre Imperial vs Guerrero Espacial & Sombra Diabólika
3) Dr. Karonte I, Dr. Karonte II, Enfermero Jr. vs El Malayo, Perverso, Prayer
4) Sagrado, Stigma, Stuka Jr. vs Audaz, Dark Panther, Templario
5) Atlantis Jr., Gran Guerrero, Místico, Último Guerrero vs Euforia, Hechicero, Mephisto, Soberano Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Same atomicos CMLL’s been doing a lot, which could go in a lot of directions. Semi-main has mixed up teams as well. This arena is about two months out from it’s building anniversary show; we’ve seen local feuds get started around this time in the past.

Mother’s Day is May 10th in Mexico (no matter what day of the week that falls) and there’s always a bunch of “she’s a luchador – but also she’s a mother!” articles. Those include La Jarochita (which froze my computer when I tried to read it) and another one with Lluvia. El Universal has one with Dalys. That one because they give enough information to work out Dalys is at least 54 years old (plus how many years she spent training before her first match). She normally tries really hard to conceal that number for reasons that may be obvious.

Lluvia mentions her biggest victory as winning La Magnifica’s mask in a cibernetico. It’s a match I have zero recollection upon; it’s really tough to make something lastingly meaningful when you throw a bunch of women in an elimination match with no history. That TripleMania women’s mask match will be a forever important moment for the two women involved, a big story the week it happens, and then probably a footnote after.

One more mom told her story after Mother’s Day; La Maligna and her new young daughter announced her return to CMLL as part of Wednesday’s media day and appeared on CMLL Informa. She’s been gone since December 2019 and definitely picked the right couple of years to stay away from wrestling to have a child. Maligna showed some potential in her previous run but hadn’t been pushed much.

CMLL announced on Informa that Virus & Cacnerbero were giving up the Mexican National Trios Championship as of today. This had been coming since Raziel passed away on April 4th, they just held off making it official until they could announce a tournament.

That tournament will take place on 05/27, the same as the Copa Junior final. It’ll be a one night tournament with four teams:

  • Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Virus, Cancerbero, Luciferno)
  • One Atos Team (Fugaz, Esfinge, Star Black)
  • Los Depreadores (Magia Blanca, Magnus, Rugido)
  • Los Astrapsuenos (Dulce Gardenia, Rey Cometa, Espiritu Negro)

Luciferno will now be teaming with Virus & Cancerbero; they had talked about making it a four man group with Raziel before he passed away. Luciferno had been teaming with Mephsito (now with Los Infernales) and Ephesto (now tecnico Panterita del Ring) and was adrift until Virus & Canerbero pulled him in.

Fuerza Guerrera is also on Informa, but I’ve got to post this now; I’ll write about his return or whichever later on.

Stigma talks about his Lightweight title win to Heraldo de Puebla.

Other news

IWRG (SUN) 05/15/2022 Arena Naucalpan
1) Bengalee & Therius vs Casandra & Gamboa
2) Sombra Negra & Spider Fly vs Garra Mortal & Limbo
3) Aster Boy © vs Aramis [IWRG IC Light]
4) Laredo Kid © vs Travis Banks [AAA CRUISER]
5) 1 vs 23456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930 [Rey del Ring]

IWRG’s annual royal rumble match and singles matches with Aramis & Laredo Kid will make for probably a big bump to the Mas Lucha subscriber count. I don’t think it’ll get much interest outside of Mexico because of Banks, but IWRG also doesn’t get much interest outside of Mexico anyway.

Alberto el Patron ludicrously claimed he was in recent negotiations with companies like WWE. This is always false, but it’s also coming after he quietly disappeared from Robles Promotions and had a falling out with KAOZ, two places that seem pretty easy to work for if you’re a star.

GCW announced Drago Kid, Gringo Loco and ASF vs The SATs for their 06/18 New York show.

ESTO has a long interview with Fuerza Guerrera Jr. about liking Las Chivas for some reason.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania and the latest Lucha Report.