CMLL’s news page says they’re announcing the lineup for Inferno en el Ring today, but nothing is up as I write this. Separate post later.
CMLL (MON) 07/05 Arena Puebla [Luchas2000, R de Rudo]
1) King Jaguar & Tigre Rojo b Fuerza Chicana & Toro Bill Sr.
2) Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, Loco Max b Astro Boy, Centella de Oro, Starman
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica b Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Máximo b Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada
After picking up the win here, Mr. Niebla wants a trios title shot. That actually makes sense!
Astro Boy was hurt in the second match. While one ref was distracted by that, Loco Max pinned Centella de Oro with his feet on the ropes for the win.
Fuerza Chicana replaced Policeman.
CMLL (TUE) 07/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Thunder Boy b Relampago Azul
2) Acertijo & Infierno b Astaroth & Virgo
3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro b Ángel del Mal & Malefico
4) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Stuka Jr. b Cancerbero, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
5) Máximo & Sagrado DQ Héctor Garza & Texano
Garza fouled Maximo for the DQ. CMLL hasn’t been doing near as much with Yoshihashi as they did with No Limit & Taichi. Though I guess they’re doing it with Lyger to make it with it, but it’s Lyger (and it’s Lyger getting repeatedly kissed by Maximo), so it’s cool.
CMLL (TUE) 07/06 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas]
1) Metálico & Trueno b Cholo & Semental
2) Euforia, Pólvora, Virus b Ángel Azteca, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr.
3) Demus 3:16 b Bam Bam [hair]
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Toscano DQ El Alebrije, Histeria, Psicosis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Místico b Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
Demus wins! He took the first with a valagueza. Demus went for another in the second fall, but Bam Bam escaped into a rana for the pin. Demus killed him Bam Bam with his double underhook piledriver to take the hair. This should set up a title match soon, though they didn’t strongly indicate that direction after the match.
Alebrije fouled Super Porky for the DQ in semimain. Brazo de Plata was replacing Shocker, who may face some severe repercussions if this was an unexcused absence. I believe Dr. Lucha will be explaining this later on his biweekly Figure Four interview.
Fantasma & Dorada got the pins on Bucanero & Atlantis.
Ratings for this past weekend
CMLL: 2.9 (up 0.6)
AAA: 4.7 (down 1.5)
SD!: 6.5 (down 0.1)
AAA & CMLL were not going against futbol this weekend, and those are two of the lower numbers they’ve gotten in the last five months. SmackDown remains way down from where it was just a month ago.
AAA’s show was the first post-TripleMania show. Dropping down that far doesn’t indicate a lot of interest in the Perros del Mal invasion.
The World Cup final is this Sunday, so AAA & CMLL will get hit hard one more time.
In this thread on LMdLL, Rey Misterio Senior’s paralyzing injury from a while back is said to be from being thrown from a horse, which then fell on him (and caused him to walk with a cane), and then falling down stairs. Later on in the thread, Nicho & Extreme Tiger are mentioned as saying Misterio is doing better.
Octagon was a surprise for a Make a Wish kid.
El Pancracio interviews Ringo Mendoza (wants to come back for one last tour), Mascara Ano 2000 (notes the fans toda are bored by seeing the same thing week after week, then talks about his feud with Rayo going again), Alto Voltage and Escorpion II.
Chico Che talks about his feud with Los Perros. Chico Che is doing better against Damian and friends than AAA can manage.
SuperLuchas suggests 22 names for the impending CMLL 12 man cage match. Dick Vitale would be proud of that post.
R de Rudo has a video interview with Hija de Karonte
Perros del Mal are hyping up today’s podcast with Joe Lider & Nicho, which is a bit odd if you actually think about it.
Segunda Caida has three more Black Terry matches.
CMLL (SUN) 07/11 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Principe vs Disturbio & Mortiz
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs La Comandante, Princesa Sujei, Yeska
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Maniaco, Monsther, Oriental
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Super Porky vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Héctor Garza, Texano Jr., Último Guerrero
6) Místico vs Mr. Niebla
Lineup keep changing. This time, it’s matches 4 and 5. Volador has not been back in Mexico City since the relevos matches where he was partners with Avenro. Elsewhere, he’s stuck as a tecnico. This same tecnico unit is together on Friday, and they’ve gone thru an extra bit of effort to match them up for two straight shows. I think Sombra’s about to be asked to make a choice.
CMLL (MON) 07/12 Arena Puebla
1) Blue Center & Crazy Black vs Ares & Toro Bill Sr.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Pequeno Maximo vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Nitro
3) Centella de Oro, Rush, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Loco Max, Raziel
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Toscano vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Vangelis
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Super Porky vs Felino, Negro Casas, Ray Mendoza Jr.
We forgot about Ray Mendoza! Disappointing about that. Also, Dragon Rojo seems to be healthy already.