CMLL (SUN) 05/16 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Cesar]
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Marcela b La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Yeska
3) Metro, Rush, Valiente b Arkangel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel
4) El Alebrije, Histeria, Maniaco b Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Toscano
5) La Sombra DQ Psicosis II
Tercera was said to be very good. So was the show, overall.
In the semimain, Hector Garza behaved as usual of late, turning on his partners to give the other team the win. This time, the other team was Los Indepedentes, and Garza raised their arms after the match. Not clear if Garza has joined them.
Sombra took the first fall, Psicosis took the second. Sombra was heading for the rope flip moonsault for the third fall win, when who should run in but Mr. Aguila. He was joined by Mascara Ano 2000 & Universo 2000, and all four beat down Sombra. Rayo de Jalisco Jr. made it five. He seemed to support the independents, but when Universo went to give Sombra the Black Hammer, Ray0 smacked his old rival with a guitar and cleared the ring of the invaders. Sombra & Rayo hugged, so Rayo is back on the side of CMLL. People in the building saw Super Crazy standing with the Independentes group after they were run off, but CMLL has omitted any mention of him.
It was just last night, thinking back about how CMLL wanted a leader for the independents, that I started thinking about how Mr. Aguila should come back to CMLL. He’s not the star level to make it work, but he was very good at the tail end of his CMLL stint and he seems wasted in the Perros. I had to look up lineups to check that he was still there, because he really has been underutilized: Charly Manson vs Mr. Aguila would’ve been much better than Charly Manson vs X-Fly (because it was, last time!), and they would’ve only missed out on doing a hair match no one actually cared about it. I think KrisZ and Alfredo both came up with this same thought independently, because we all want to actually see Aguila more often.
Aguila coming to CMLL is not a big a story as Aguila leaving Perros del Mal. Everyone who’s turned up here has not been back in Perro’s promotion and this won’t end up different. It’s more painful, because Mr. Aguila is less a hired hand and more a member of the organization. Only Perro Jr. and Damian 666 are believed to be actual employees of the promotion, but Aguila was one of the guys who split CMLL to form this promotion and probably knows as much as any one of what’s going on there. That Aguila decided it was a good time to get out is a very bad sign for the long term future of this group. Like, we could actually have a “will the Perros del Mal still exist by the time that PPV airs” conversation, and not be 100% silly about it. I have no idea if Perro is willing to go to CMLL or AAA (or if CMLL or AAA is willing to take him), but I do know his leverage is quickly eroding.
Rayo de Jalisco Jr., I’m not so enthused about it. Not too surprising. At least Blue Demon Jr. will be happy – he complained to the press that Arena Mexico can’t really be the Cathedral of Lucha Libre if they don’t have Mil Mascaras, El Hijo del Santo, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. or Blue Demon Jr. wrestling there. Seemed like a guy out of touch with what lucha libre is in 2010, but it sure seems like he had people who agree with him.
I don’t think we’re getting a lot of Rayo. In fact, I’m pretty sure of it. CMLL vs Independents has gone on Monday Arena Puebla shows and Sunday Arena Mexico/Coliseo shows, but that’s still no more 3/4 matches a week, which isn’t a lot for anybody to get on (especially . They’ve run in elsewhere, but they haven’t yet appeared on the big Friday night shows.