Women’s split the difference of the other two this weekend. Tiffany was better here, and she’s got a lot more personality than most of the women. There’s a role for her here, and this was a better performance.
It’s always the Panther matches (and usually the Averno ones) where the usual beatdown->comeback formula get thrown out to do something slightly different. It may be because he’s the only left who remembers lucha before that formula and cares enough to try something different. Not a lot of Dorada but he looked good in what he did.
CMLL (MON) 11/22 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio]
4) Mephisto, Taichi, Vangelis b Máximo, Metro, Sagrado
5) Atlantis, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. b Charly Manson, Olímpico, Psicosis
Last week, Psicosis II unmasked Psicosis III on Luchas 2000. This week, AAA ripped both of them in Luchas 2000. Psicosis II responded after his match, talking about Black Abyss coming to CMLL soon, promising more surprises and saying AAA/Dorian started by treating people badly.
CMLL (TUE) 11/23 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Robin b Cholo & Semental
2) Astro Boy, Molotov, Starman b Escorpion, Inquisidor, Puma King
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata DQ Loco Max, Pólvora, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Toscano b Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Místico b Ephesto, Taichi, Texano
All tecnico night. All five people who went to the show were thrilled. Attendance looks sparse.
Rey Bucanero was originally listed in the main event, but they switched him out for Ephesto sometime in the last few days, and Yoshihashi took Ephesto’s place on in the semimain. Tecnicos won, but Fantasma was still strechered out after a Taichi move. Two stretcher rides in three days for Fantasma.
Semimain ended with dueling pin – Vangelis on Stuka and Toscano on Okumura – but since Okumura was the captain, the tecnicos won.
Loco Max fouled Angel de Oro for a straight fall DQ loss. His hair still needs at least a couple months.
Best Tecnico: Milenium
Best Rudo: Fuerza Chicana
Special Recognition: Black Tiger (25 years), Espiritu Maligno.
Mr. Rafaga, who lost his match to Pierrothito last year and last wrestled in October, announced his retirement at this event. This is probably a legit retirement, since there’s not many Puebla spots to go around as it is.
CMLL (MON) 11/29 Arena Puebla
1) Lestat & Stigma vs Espiritu Maligno & Siki Osama
2) Astro Boy, Starman, Trueno vs Durango Kid, Hooligan, Inquisidor
3) Diamante, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Cancerbero, Nitro, Raziel
4) Rush, Sagrado, Toscano vs Shigeo Okumura, Taichi, Yoshihashi
5) Brazo de Plata, Shocker, Strong Man vs Héctor Garza, Texano Jr., Volador Jr.
Wow. Maybe find something else to do the last hour?
CMLL (TUE) 11/30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Astaroth & Virgo vs Templario & Titanio
2) Idolo & Magnum vs Ángel del Mal & In Memoriam
3) Black Metal & Metal Blanco vs Evola & Sangre Azul
4) Blue Panther, Máximo, Toscano vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
5) La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr.
Sangre Azul is a new name here. There was one in Xalapa last year. He’s already a favorite, there’s not enough Azuls.
I eagerly anticipate seeing that main event – it’s a Christmas present for the US show.
CMLL (SUN) 12/05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Metal, Horus, Palacio Negro vs Ángel del Mal, Puma King, Tiger Kid
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Silueta vs La Comandante, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca
3) Fuego, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Escorpion, Pólvora, Semental
4) Máscara Dorada, Rush, Strong Man vs El Alebrije, Olímpico, Psicosis
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Universo 2000
This is going up against Guerra de Titanes, 9 km away. It’s also a Rayo celebration.
Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Sagrado vs Mephisto, Taichi, Yoshihashi: this didn’t get wherever it was going before the Mephisto injury. I’ve seen a hundred things which looked worse in the flow of the action than Mephisto’s injury – so much so that it seemed like it could be a strange angle – but it did look a lot worse when they slowed it down.