CMLL (FRI) 12/04 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, Cesar, Alan]
1) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Rouge b Hooligan, Loco Max, Skándalo
2) Mascarita Dorada b Pequeño Damian 666 [lightning]
3) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo b Felino, Misterioso II, Negro Casas
4) Héctor Garza, Místico, Strong Man b Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr. b Ephesto & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]
6) Terrible & Texano Jr. b Naito & Yujiro [hair]
Lots of the details in the post below.
Cesar has the opener as the best match on the show, and says the tag title match was mared by bad refering. Alan, and it sounds like SupreLuchas, both have the tag title match stronger.Times for the falls in that one are 2, 3:30, and 24.
Same sort of pattern for the main event – 4:30/3/14 . Terrible did get the pin, but it reads like Terrible snuck back in to foul Naito before the finish, so it some shared credit. NJPW has announced No Limit is part of a number of challengers for the IWGP Tag Titles on 01/04, but No Limit say they plan on winning the titls and defending them in Mexico. Guess we’ll see.
On the radio broadcast, the announcers mentioned Mr. Niebla was taken to the hospital for an arm injury, but I haven’t seen any more about it today.
Octagon is in trouble for his DUI arrest. Back when he was arrested a month ago, Octagon was let off early 13 1/3 hours early from his 20 hour jail term, but was supposed to come back to officially file his defense. Octagon never did, so they’re putting the word out that he needs to to turn himself in for the remaining time, or they will put out a warrant.
Rey Bucanero, sub-novato Aquaris, and a couple members of the CMLL staff talked to a college communication class about the history and business of CMLL. This sounds greatly interesting. Among the usual topics like foreign tours and the influence of WWE, there is a mention of the always mysterious drug policy.
DJ Spectro puts together the dizzying history of Clowns in lucha libre.
AAA notes Umaga’s passing. He His brother wrestled there as Nikozuna.
Lineups – all in Arena Mexico this week, though I guess the Sunday one is not a fan appreciation show.
CMLL (TUE) 12/08 Arena Mexico
1) Artillero & Súper Comando vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Molotov
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo vs Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman, Tigre Blanco
3) Euforia, Pólvora, Virus vs Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis vs Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente
5) Blue Panther, Místico, Shocker vs Felino, Misterioso II, Negro Casas
CMLL seems to finally have made the switch to Fuego this week. That’s a fine upstanding rudo trio.
CMLL (FRI) 12/11 Arena Mexico
1) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Metálico vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Diamante vs Escorpion [lightning]
3) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Star Fire vs Amapola, Yezca, Zeuxis
4) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Máscara Dorada vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
5) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo vs Negro Casas, Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura
6) Héctor Garza, Strong Man, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Poor Amapola. Thank goodness the minis is above that match. This is clearly the week after.
CMLL (SUN) 12/13 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Bengala vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Bronco, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Fabián el Gitano, Metro, Rouge vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Skándalo
4) Fuego, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Pólvora, Virus
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Strong Man vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Vangelis
Hey look, Euforia and Nosferatu teaming up – and Ephesto teaming with Cancerberos instead of the third member of the Cancebros. Not a surprise.