CMLL 52MX GdR #131 (05/24)

(and half of CMLL FSE #94!)

taped 05/18, aired 05/24

Vangelis is not very good. Let’s hope that whatever barter decision they made to give him a shot in exchange for the Light Heavyweight title soon runs out. Though, it’d still be dumb – I’d be saying CMLL brought in Vangelis in exchange for a title that they barely acknowledge and never used. It’s all dumb.

Seemed like the finish of the opener was kinda improvised, but maybe the tecnicas were just confusing me.

10/18: Mexico, IWRG, AAA, Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 10/17 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, superluchas, la afficion, ESTO]
1) Axel, Flash, Neutron b Loco Max, Nitro, Skandalo
2) Felino, Heavy Metal, Sangre Azteca b Máximo, Sagrado, Valiente
3) Averno, Mephisto, Terrible vs Dos Caras Jr., Héctor Garza, Volador Jr.
4) Blue Panther, Ephesto, Último Guerrero b Villano III, Villano IV, Villano IV [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Marco Corelone b Lizmark Jr. [hair]

The story coming out of last night’s show is not Corelone winning, but Lizmark Jr. being robbed. The crowd ended up behind the Mexican thru the match, and was very upset when Lizmark Jr. lost despite having his foot on the ropes. Lizmark Jr. gained respect for losing anyway. ESTO puts it “Marco came out the winner without merit.”

If Lizmark’s had a big surprise for his corner person, it was not intersting enough for anyone to write about it.

Lagunera won in straight falls. Villanos were DQed for ripping UG’s mask in fall 1, UG pinned V5 in fall 2. Match was said to be not good. Usual post match challenges.

Terrible yanked Dos Jr.’s mask to get the pin. Valiente looked good in his match. Rudos lost the opener (with Neutron replacing Metalik) but looked like the better team.

IWRG SCORPIO (FRI) 10/17 Arena Naucalpan [SuperLuchas]
1) Avisman b Halcon 2000
2) Eragon & Miss Gavitoa b Carta Bravo & King Drako
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Freelance, Pegasso Xtreme, Rey Cometa [EdM TRIOS]
4) Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro, Shu el Guerrero b Freelance, Latino, Super Astro
5) El Hijo Del Santo, Groon XXX, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Fuerza Guerrera, LA Park, Máscara Año 2000

Groon replaced Zumbido, Freelance worked twice to replace Multifacetio. The Oficials are going to keep winning until we give those titles a luchawiki page. Santo got Fuerza in the main with the camel clutch, which of course led to a mask challenge.

SuperLuchas says the arena was full (how much do they hold?) and it sounds like they’re moving the Thursday shows to Friday for the time being.

A couple of AAA notes: Aerostar IS in the Pena tournament, according to the lineup on their page. That makes a lot more sense. While you’re betting on surprise returns from injury in that tournament, pick Laredo Kid.

They’ve also listed upcoming tapings as 11/09 in Irapuato, 11/15 in Cuernavaca and 11/17 in Leon. (They promise big surprises, but I think it’s time I stop making a post about vagueness.) Next taping being 11/09 means the Pena show is going to be split over two episodes. It’s only a six match show, so there should be some long matches (and if someone’s reading this, maybe you can add on the token Billy Boy/other tecnicos not on the card vs Monterry Trio so you don’t have so much padding.) That 11/17 Leon taping projects to air December 1st in Mexico and Decemeber 21st in the US, so you get an idea on how far down the road we’re looking. AAA probably has two or three more tapings yet to announce this year.

Hijo del Santo has opened a new store, in terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport. Sounds like a prime place for making lots of money off tourists.

Milenio has a postive review of Los Campeons de Lucha Libre.


CMLL (SUN) 10/19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Plata vs Relampago Azul
2) Samurai & Virgo vs Milenio & Neon
3) Mangum, Metal Blanco, Metatron vs Exterminador, Güero Loco, Rey Trueno
4) Fabián el Gitano, Gallo, Sagrado vs Infierno, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr. & Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Atlantis & Mr. Niebla

CMLL (TUE) 10/21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Neon
2) Quzar vs Azazel
3) Palacio Negro vs Depredador (GDL)
4) Casanova vs Super Maquina
5) Lady Apache vs Hiroka
6) Metalik & Rayman vs Damián 666 & Mr. Águila
7) Héctor Garza & Marco Corelone vs Terrible & Texano Jr.

CMLL (TUE) 10/21 Arena Mexico
1) Angel de Oro & Trueno vs Inquisidor & Pólvora
2) Goddess, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs La Nazi, Medussa, Mima Shimoda
3) Leono, Máscara Púrpura, Metálico vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Hooligan
4) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satánico
5) Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero

CMLL (FRI) 10/24 Arena Mexico
1) Sensei & Sombra de Plata vs Calígula & Méssala
2) Flash, Metalik, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Loco Max, Skandalo
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Mictlán, Valiente vs Olímpico, Sangre Azteca, Virus
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Misterioso II vs Averno, Mephisto, Terrible
5) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Último Guerrero vs Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V

Two trios of Laguneras, plus Stuka and Euforia sneaking on to the card. Hmmm.

Corelone winner, Lizmark Jr. loser

SoloLuchas has the recap. Marco won the first the usual way, Lizmark won the second the same as in GDL (half crab.) Corelone got a rollup for the win. Lizmark touched the middle rope during the pin, but Tiger Hispano missed it. Lizmark Jr. still lost his hair, but that sure looks like an out to ignore it if he’s gone next week.

“very poor entry.” You know, truly the worst part of WWE starting TV here is it’ll be too easy to blame what someone else is doing rather than looking into the mirror.

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