Legends show, Mexico lineup, SLP

AULL (WED) 06/03 Arena Lopez Mateos [DJ Spectro]
1) Epidemia & Epitafio b Mr. Potro & Yakuza
2) Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno b La Diabolica & Vicky Carranza
3) el Signo & Negro Navarro DRAW Cachorro Mendoza & Ringo Mendoza
4) Hombre Bala, Pirata Morgan, Satanico b Enrique Vera, Villano III, Villano IV
5) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Canek b Lizmark Sr., Mascara Ano 2000, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.

Over half full building. Hombre Bala replaced MS-1, who’s apparently not doing to well. Vera replaced Dos Caras. Build to a Rayo/Canek match in the main event.

Tonight’s lineup:

CMLL (FRI) 06/05 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Caligula & Messala
2) Dark Angel, Marcela, Sahori vs Amapola, La Nazi, Princesa Blanca
3) La Mascara, Metro, Sagrado vs Heavy Metal, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura
4) Averno vs La Sombra, Sangre Azteca, Hijo del Fantasma, Dragon Rojo Jr., Mascara Dorada, Black Warrior, Texano Jr. [CMLL UNIVERSAL, torneo]
5) Hector Garza, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Dos Caras Jr., Naito, Yujiro

Universal talks to 6 of the 8 guys (no Fantasma or Texano.) None of them say anything that interesting – they’d all like to win, no one’s giving away strategy, only Dorada dares to suggest who he’d like to face (Negro or UG.) Ovaciones rates each competitor. They like Black Warrior as the favorite, have Sombra with a title he doesn’t actually have (read the wiki closer!) and see Dorada as the biggest underdog.

Main event continues Shocker (Hector)/Dos. Not a whole lot else here. Maybe they’ll tease Dark Angel/Amapola? Nah.

Luchando Libre looks at the possibilities of El Hijo del Santo and AAA working together.

There’s post on el Martinete saying the local advertising for the 06/20 AAA taping has Mesias vs Wagner [non title] and Teddy Hart vs Jack Evans

Rey Bucanero, after five hours of surgery, complained to Box Y Lucha about the doctor stopping the match. I think the doctor might reply “you just had five hours of surgery.”

Blue Panther talks about acupuncture with Fuego en el Ring. He gives it credit for helping him stay in the ring.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

indy (WED) 06/17 Auditorio Miguel Barragan
1) Canek, Dr. Wagner Jr., Mascara Sagrada vs Damian 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila

That’s interesting. Not just because it’s Wagner apparently taking more bookings after he started talking to AAA, but if Wagner wins the title at TripleMania, you’d figure he’d be in Ecatepec on the taping. Could be a change to come here, could be a sign. Dunno.

CMLL (WED) 07/01 Auditorio Migue Barragan
1) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Amapola & Princesa Sujei
2) Pegasso & Rey Cometa vs Dr. X & Skandalo
3) La Mascara & Maximo vs Black Warrior & Sangre Azteca
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs ?, Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero

Fan appreciation show prices here too. Is this somehow working for them? I can’t see the math. Another show Rey’s probably missing.

previewing tonight’s tournament

Like I said on Saturday, there’s no real overwhelming favorite or impossible underdog in Block A. It would be a big surprise if Dragon Rojo or Mascara Dorada won, but it’s a exponentially more possible than when CMLL put guys like Loco Max and Stuka in the Leyenda de Plata two years ago.

Still, just to handicap the group for wagering purposes:

Strong Chances

  • Averno – besides being Averno, has the bonus of being an easy match up versus tecnicos and half the rudos
  • La Sombra – having him win this all would be a fine way to anger Mistico more

Outside Chances

  • Sangre Azteca – his hopes of getting that match with UG seems low, but it would make CMLL champ sense to make the guy with the two national championships beat all the world champs
  • Black Warrior – because he’s Black Warrior. No real other reason.

Would Mean A Huge Step Up

  • Hijo del Fantasma
  • Texano Jr. – the company seems high on both guys as future stars, but not enough to main event a Friday show with them now

Just Don’t Look Bad

  • Dragon Rojo Jr. – probably okay for this to be a short match
  • Mascara Dorada – though, if they have renewed confidence in him, could be fun to reintroduce him with a near miss

Matches Which Would Be Fun (if they got any time)*

  • Averno versus most of the tecnicos
  • Sombra too

* – they won’t. Or the rules will have been changed since they were¬†announced and it’ll be a cibernetico.

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