CMLL (TUE) 10/28 Arena Mexico [ESTO]
1) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Halloween b Pequeno Ninja & Shockercito
2) Marcela, Princesa Blanca, Sahori b Hiroka, La Nazi, Medussa
3) Máscara Púrpura, Máximo, Stuka Jr. b Bronco III, Vangelis, Virus
4) Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Satánico b La Sombra, Sagrado, Valiente
5) Héctor Garza, La Máscara, Marco Corelone b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Rudos want a title shot at the Mexican trios titles after winning the tercera. In true CMLL form, that means the challengers are both “Satanico, not teaming with his proteges” and “Misterioso II and Dragon Rojo, not teaming with Laguneras”. Is Sombra allied with those guys? Does anyone care about the new status quo except the Friday booker? (No.)
Way to start teaming back up full time and lose your first match, Triad de Terror.
Next Tuesday’s Arena Mexico show will celebrate Blue Panther hitting 30 years of wrestling. Main event will be Blue Panther vs Averno. Put the titles up!
Judging from the results now on CMLL.com, the final to Guadalajara’s torneo Corona tag team tournament was actually a draw between UG/Olimpico and Metalik/Sombra when everyone pulled everyone else’s mask. That was bound to happen someday.
Among other stories, Ovaciones writes about Atlantis in a new direct-to-video movie coming out next week.
Blue Demon Jr. may have to resign as NWA Mexico President, because one isn’t allowed to be NWA champion and president of a branch at the same time. I’m sure El Dandy would take it.
Romero & Casas in NJPW: WIN in the G1 (!) over Yuji Nagata and Mitsuhide Hirasawa (Casas on Hirasawa). The next show is the last show of the tournament, with the Caribbean Syndicate vs Jado & Gedo. If Negro and Rocky win, there’s more drama the rest of the show about who moves on to the semifinals, so a draw or a win looks very possible.
Volador in TNA: based on losing their only match as a team, Volador and Tanahashi were in a four team match for a title shot at their next PPV. This didn’t go any better This match was said to get nearly 8 minutes, so there’s probably commercial break right in the middle.
Did I mention here that 52MX is picking up NJPW TV (along with CMLL and TNA (only in Mexico)). I think that’s an indication on how crazy Mexico TV networks are for (cheap?) wrestling TV at the moment.
CMLL ITACATE (WED) 11/05 Tampico
1) Místico & Volador Jr. vs Black Warrior & Sangre Azteca
No, you are not misreading things! Mini’s on TV! Absolutely fantastic match. Not one of the greatest CMLL mini’s matches of all-time(there have been tons better) but once again this proves the CMLL mini’s are quite possibly better than the AAA mini’s, they just rarely get the chance to show it on TV.
Victor recaps this week’s FSE. For those tracking at home, I’m up to Plan D on getting the show off my TiVo. Luckily, it’s a long alphabet.
WagnerMania starts talking about why a Los Perros del Mal promotion is a bad idea, but digresses into a discussion about CMLL’s handling (or non handling) of the press. Along the way, I think they hit upon the tag line for CMLL in 2008:
El peor enemigo del CMLL es el CMLL.