CMLL (FRI) 08/27 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Cesar]
1) Diamante & Sensei b Inquisidor & Mortiz
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Ephesto b Máximo [lightning]
4) Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr. b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Atlantis, Strong Man, Último Guerrero b El Alebrije, Histeria, Olímpico
6) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Jushin Lyger, Psicosis, Terrible
Tecnicos took the main event in straight falls. Lyger and Psicosis pulled for Mistico & Sombra’s masks (switching recent feuding partners.)
Monito speared Cuije in the semimain, and nothing else matters. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero ripped up Olimpico’s mask after the match.
Mr. Aguila got Negro Casas with a casita and a fast coutn from Tirantes. More hair/hair challenges there.
Ephesto beating Maximo is a little bit of a surprise, but the guy in the cage match probably should be winning over the guy who’s not. Patented Ephesto surprise cradle for the win.
Over 20 CMLL guys are headed to or already in Guatemala for the show there. This was the show pushed back due to volcanos.
The other big item of discussion yesterday was Alex Koslov wrestling as Carlos Sanchez on WWE SmackDown! and losing to Alberto Del Rio (ex-Dos Caras Jr.) The show was taped ten days ago, so it’s surprising it was kept quiet all this time. Over on Twitter, Dorian Roldan said this was Alex’s tryout for WWE, he’ll be in AAA for the rest of the year, and then Alex is heading to FCW. This is all a great opportunity for Alex, but if AAA is trying to compete with WWE, I can’t imagine they’d want one of their most visible guys (the guy leading the attack on the Smashing Pumpkins a couple days ago) looking like a jobber on their competition’s show. Maybe AAA’s given up trying to compete with WWE? That’d be a lot less stress for everyone.
AAA didn’t touch that, but did mention that Dorian’s umbrella group, covering the Legion, the Militia, Los Perros and every other rudo, is called La Sociedad.
I’m half watching Masked Warriors while writing this, and they started the show with a casual mention of this episode being the season finale. They did not mention it again until the last minute of the show, and only said to check their website to find out when Season 2 premieres. And there’s no mention of anything on the website. That makes it sound like the end but, if it was over, why bother taping today in Charlotte? They were still plugging that show and the following taping during the show. The way it was mentioned, they probably added ‘season final’ late on, and no one knows when/if more will air at this point.
The show also aired commercials for Heroes del Ring. Also, Carlitos’ theme music is the current opening music from RAW; someone’s a genius. Possible a soon to be sued genius, but I’ll miss the hilarity of this show.
Update: via wrestlingobserver
The plan is to do all the taping from a single location, similar to TNA, but also tour the country with house shows. However, we don’t know the location, but they do have tapings scheduled in a few weeks in Texas. That group doing house show tours doesn’t sound like the wisest of ideas.
Wasn’t doing everything in one location Rumble Queen’s idea? It was a good idea! Whether it’s one location or touring, they really need to be in a small building they can fill up rather than 1,000 people in huge arena, so that would be a big improvement. Doing house shows is probably not going to do much, unless it’s just to give people something to do in between tapinsg.
The Texas location is definitely not the permanent spot, because that’s a minor league baseball stadium.
Definitely canceled is today’s Perros del Mal show in Cancun. They say the promoter didn’t pay the money they needed ot before the show, so they called off the show yesterday.
Espaldas Planas has a lot of big IWRG announcements in video interviews. They’ll be back on TVC Deportes in September, Dr. Cerebro will be going to Japan (Dragon Gate) to win the IWRG title back from that dastardly CIMA, and they’ll be doing a IWRG vs AAA trainee show on 10/05. All of those are interesting, but I’m fascinated to see AAA trainees.
SuperLuchas posted a longer version of the interview posted on Fuego en el Ring the anti-cage interview from Mistico. In parts not previously included, Mistico says CMLL is a show, not a show like WWE where they hand out scripts, but that they knew the cage match was going to happen a few hours before it announced. I’d be surprised if they only knew it a few hours before, but maybe all lucha promotions keep a tighter lip on plans.
R de Rudo has video of Traumas vs Iron Love & Chucho el Roto from the IWL show.
Ras de Lona was heavy build to the cage match. Not the much in the way of news.
ESTO has a random interview with Fresero Jr. He’s hoping to get into CMLL.
Estrellas del Ring talks to Dick Angelo about his career.
The Gladiatores interviews Tamaulipas luchador Gallo Dorado.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
IWRG (SUN) 08/29 Arena Naucalpan
1) Guizmo vs Guerrero 2000
2) Brazo Metalico & Miss Gaviota vs Magia Negra & Mr. Power
3) Jack & Super Halcon Jr. vs Comando Negro & Epidemia
4) Black Terry & Cerebro Negro vs Avisman & El Hijo del Diablo and Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro and Chico Che & Suicida
5) Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Oficial 911, Veneno vs Chris Stone, Decnnis, El Brazo, Ozz, Último Gladiador
Updated lineup; the IWRG side is a lot different than what we had last week. The original IWRG lineup had Veneno, Scorpio, Terry, Los Cerebros and Chico Che as the Nueva Corporacion – the name used by an past rudo mega group, without Chico Che but with Pantera and (most importantly) Silver King – which would’ve been fun to see. Still, that’s a great motley crew of IWRG defenders.