CMLL (FRI) 07/16 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas]
1) Metálico & Trueno b Camorra & Semental
2) Diamante, Pegasso, Rey Cometa DQ Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
3) Amapola b Dark Angel [lightning]
4) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada
5) Blue Panther, Místico, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Jushin Lyger, Psicosis, Universo 2000
6) Héctor Garza & Mr. Águila b La Sombra & Volador Jr. [CMLL TAG]
Rudos took the first, tecnicso the second, and rudos won the third with fast counts form Tirantes. Tirantes cheated Volador & Sombra thru the match, and they attacked him after. Garza & Aguila are the 30th champions. Garza’s now held the belts three times, both previous with Mistico. First two falls were about two minutes, last was 9.
Mistico was showing off his new Oriental mask, and looks headed to winning another one. Mistico & Psicosis feuded thru the match, with Psicosis DQed for fouling Mistico in the third. Rare mention of life outside the internet: I have to travel Sunday (again), but the schedule is pretty much up to me, so I was trying to debating if I should leave early and try to get there before Infierno finishes, or wait and write that post and then leave. If Psicosis is feuding with Mistico – and look at next week’s lineup, that appears to be the case – I think I could just write the Infierno post today, schedule it to show up after the show, and leave whenever. This is a pretty obvious signal.
Amapola replaced Marcela. Dark Angel nearly had her beat with a reinera, but Amapola reversed it into a backcracker.
Ras de Lona did not air. It was odd – there was about 15 seconds of black screen, then 52MX went on to another show. Maybe they didn’t have the tape? Really disappionted, because they surely had cameras in Nuevo Laredo – what would be shown? Show is supposed to repeat tonight at 3:30 AM.
Watched Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors last night. As discussed in the comments a way down, we had people identified wrong – on the wiki and here as well, I think. The PR Flyers are US indy tag team Aeroform (Flip Kendrick & Louis Lyndon). The unnamed wrestler at the end of the show was TJP, though it won’t be next time around. I think, back when I figured the tape dates, I was way off. If they’re doing an hour, they’ve got enough to last thru the Las Vegas taping. Either that’ll be a longer taping, or they’ll have to start taping biweekly after that.
Though the show was overall was good. They did lucha libre matches, not American wrestling with masks, and the matches were different and good. They didn’t make the mistake of trying to introduce everyone at once and overwhelm everyone. They did part 1 of a story to give people something to follow into week 2.
There were definitely things to be tightened up – that graphic is #1, and you’re not going to get the idea of captains over if the announce crew forgets who that is halfway thru the match. (Resisting the urge to promote my “captains armband” idea again.) I thought the heel commentator was often to preoccupied with being a heel, at the expense of the matches, but maybe that’s one of those things which will get fixed over time. Whoever works in editing and sound mixing was working to give an impression of a crowd about four or five times larger than was actually there, and it was really noticable in the first match.
I really am too distant from the MTV2 audience to know if this worked. But it didn’t seem like they tripped in the first step.
(There will probably be an actual recap at some point.)
Cesar returns to talk about Dr. Wagner Jr. and CMLL. He believes Wagner’s will end up back in AAA, but with a better deal. I think he’s right.
Cronicas Y Leyendas writes about Jaibo Flores Sr.,
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
CMLL (FRI) 07/23 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Metálico vs Mortiz & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Rush vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Lady Apache vs Marcela [lightning]
5) Delta, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
6) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
The return of Strong Man.
What would Rey Bucanero be doing if Mr. Niebla didn’t vanish? Summer vacation? Sailing the high seas?
Two women’s matches is rare. Maybe one of them is leading somewhere.