CMLL LATV #145 (05/16)

taped 05/08, 05/10, aired 05/16
Rey Cometa, Pegasso, Flash © vs Loco Max, Skandalo, Arkangel © – this was pretty fun. Cometa and Pegasso are fitting in well (when I can tell them apart – less black and silver please!) Trying to figure out the preferred Tuareg team to face Stuka and Flash

– Arkangel & Loco?
– Hooligan & Dr X?
– Hooligan and Skandalo sounds good, actually. But Hooligan’s doesn’t figure to get it. I wonder if CMLL’s waiting for Nitro to get back to pull the trigger? Storywise, it’d be greater for a Tuareg team to challenge and lose and have Nitro be the difference maker in attempt #2 (the Infernales got 2 shots, why can’t they.)

I’m giving them too much credit for actually planning these things out. They’re probably still using The Hat to book, but instead of using it to make trios, they’re just throwing things like “women’s title match”, “random vet loses his hair to young guy we have no real plans for”, and “Sangre Azteca defends his title” into the hat to pick the fan appreciation big match.

Sombra, Volador Jr., Hector Garza © vs Rey Bucanero ©, Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis – with the confetti, the length of the show, and the strangeness of the crowd – more women, lot of people back for the first time – this felt like a Kid’s Day match without the kids. Or maybe just a spot show match when they’ve got another one later that night.

Friday Arena Mexico Results

CMLL (FRI) 05/22 Arena Mexico [Ovaciones, ESTO]
1) RamsteinSementalPrincipe ValienteTrueno
2) Angel Azteca Jr.Angel de OroAngel de PlataDr. XHooliganSkandalo
3) Pequeno OlimpicoPequeno Universo 2000 [lightning]
4) Black WarriorDragon Rojo Jr.Sangre AztecaHijo del FantasmaLa MascaraMascara Dorada
5) Blue PantherLa SombraVolador Jr.AvernoEphestoMephisto
6) Dos Caras Jr.Negro CasasUltimo Guerrero DQ Hector GarzaMisticoShocker

Negro replaced Atlantis in the main event; not sure if there was a late change, but Atlantis was definitely in the building. Rudos won the first fall clean, then Shocker accidently pulled off Dos’ mask for the DQ in the second.

Atlantis, Ultimo and Rey turned up in the semimain to attack Ephesto. While that was going on, Panther beat Averno clean, and they both agreed to a title match at some point. If Panther wins, does he get in the tournament?

Ovaciones says Mini Olimpico easily beat Mini Universo. Sensei replaced Ramstein in the opener.

Edit: Both Cesar and SuperLuchas have Ramstein in the opener and the rudos winning the fourth match. This is why newspaper are dying.

SLP wrestler Coyote Azul is celeberting 25 years of wrestling.

Ohtani’s Jacket watches some post-flu IWRG & AULL.

Cesar matches Santo & Wagner’s words with actions.

AAA looks back at the biggest winners from each TripleMania.

Will update this post with lineups when they show up.

Edit 2: lineups

CMLL (MON) 05/25 Arena Puebla
1) Fuerza Chicana, Mr. Rafaga, Sauron vs Asturiano, Centella de Oro, Tigre Rojo
2) Estrella Magica, Lady Apache, Lluvia vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei, Yezca
3) Flash, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Skandalo
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero

CMLL (TUE) 05/26 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II vs Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Marcela, Sahori, Star Fire vs Amapola, Crazy Star, La Seductora
3) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Rey Bucanero vs Ephesto [CMLL LH]

This is the first time I can remember CMLL building a feud over different days of shows in a great while. And it’s not a fan apperciation show – if it actually works, they make money from it. Strange for CMLL to do something like that.

CMLL (FRI) 05/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Novato vs Ebola
2) Astaroth vs Depredador
3) Silueta vs Magnifica
4) Magnum vs Dragon
5) Meteoro & Saturno vs Palacio Negro & Virgo
6) Mascara Dorada & Sagrado vs Black Warrior & Dragon Rojo Jr.
7) Blue Panther, Mictlan, Shocker vs Averno, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Note this means most of Ephesto’s friends won’t be around to help him. Mephisto may still be there. Misterioso, if he’s still in this group.

CMLL (FRI) 05/29 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Trueno vs Caligula & Messala
2) Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Oro, Angel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Polvora
3) Pegasso vs Hooligan [lightning]
4) Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador JR. vs Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, Yurijo
6) Averno vs Blue Panther [CMLL MIDDLE]

No Limit goes straight to the top. For someone’s who not in this feud anymore, Hector Garza sure finds his way into every single Shocker/Dos Jr. match. This could be a really good show.

CMLL (SUN) 05/31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy & Virgo vs Acertijo & Azazel
2) Casanova & Nube Roja vs Asesino Negro & Rafaga
3) Metal Blanco & Neutron vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Blue Panther, Maximo, Mictlan vs Black Warrior, Dragon Rojo Jr., Sangre Azteca
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Semimain in Mexico on Tuesday is main here on Sunday.

CMLL (SUN) 05/31 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Principe Valiente vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo de Ultraman, Starman vs Rene Guajardo Jr., Skandalo, Vangelis
3) Fabian el Gitano, Flash, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Sagrado, Shocker, Valiente vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Hector Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara vs Dos Caras Jr., Tetsuya Naito, Yurijo

The three new juniors all start in the same match. In the lineup I have, he’s listed as “Hijo de Ultraman”, which would mean someone different than the Ultraman Jr. we’re familiar with. Have to see how that works out, but it’s amusing they teamed him up with Starman from the first match. Guerrero Maya was Black Terry, so there’s a hint (though I don’t think this Jr. has posted in the comment section – rumor has it, he’s a name you may be familiar with from Thursday cards.)

That’s the trios champs randomlly together in the main event, and we are about two weeks out from a Fan Appreciation show here. Note the eternal Arena Coliseo Tag feud resurfacing in the tercera as well.