CMLL (MON) 09/20 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) King Jaguar & Silver b Crazy Black & Mr. Rafaga
2) Artillero, Scorpion, Súper Comando b Centella de Oro, Lestat, Stigma
3) Bam Bam, Bracito de Oro, Pequeño Olímpico DQ Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Valiente DQ Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Strong Man b Atlantis, Jushin Lyger, Último Guerrero
No Shocker. La Mascara continues to fill in. Tecnicos take the last two falls to win. Sombra challenged Lyger to a title match, and Lyger just said no. I think Lyger’s going home with the title.
DQ in the semimain was for Negro fouling Mascara Dorada.
As expected, they had Mini Olimpico start on the rudo side, then they put him back on the tecnico side to actually do the turn. So bad.
The darkness of lucha Libre is what sets it apart from the WWE wrestling Americans are used to, and the creative team at Vox is banking on that supernatural element of lucha to set “Heroes” apart from other games on the market. In Mexico, the luchadores are “heroes from the underworld — a nasty, crazy world that they leave only to fight,” said Mr. Cortes.
This seems more a response to WWE’s PG direction than an accurate representation, unless all those parents are bringing their kids to these shows for the darkness. On the other hand, the main event scene often resembles a dystopia and pouring Draino on people is pretty dark, so I can see it.
I didn’t watch this weekend’s 100% Lucha, but I guess I really should’ve: this article says they fired La Masa on air. Hidden camera footage showed him drinking, having an incident with a woman, and getting arrested by police. This all sounds like an angle, but Masa’s denial sounds less like a storyline and more like someone as much confused as angry.
The East Coast Lucha Libre show taped last weekendin Queens, NY – not really lucha libre, just US indy guys under masks – will air on La Familia Cosmovision. (On my system, it’s in the Spanish language tier as “LFC”, and the cable station does actually list the show) They say they’re taping again on 10/17 in Damian 666 & Bestia 666 vs Super Parka & Hijo de La Park, but I’m not sure about that lineup.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including Zumbido & Mano Negra losing their hair in Tulancingo.
- Box Y Lucha #2992 has Volador with the trophy. Inside, Sangre Chicana talks about wanting to see his daughter Lluvia on the ruda site.
- Chucho Monroy, luchador of the 70s and 80s who trained Octagoncito (AAA), suffered a stroke on 08/28. He’s in serious condition in the hospital now.
- Fuego en el Ring interviews Goya Kong and Super Pinocchio
- IWL returns Saturday; the poster has Canek wrestling twice. Probably not! The actual poster has Ragde & Pesadilla in the tag match instead. They’ve also announced Marco Corleone’s working for them soon.
- In Pachuca, Killer Boy lost his mask in a cage match. He was announced as 19 years old, 4 years a wrestler.
- ACM appears to have furries wrestling now. (Characters from a kid’s show.)
- The Gladiatores has an interview with Tamaulipas’ Soldado Universal
- Kcidis starts a week of a drawing a day