Highs and lows of CMLL in one show. Good stuff is overshadowed by programming decisions.
Olímpico, Psicosis, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. for the Mexican National Trios Championship: Great match. We should all be very sad if these rudos go separate ways after this match, because they’ve been great together every time they’ve had a big match, and this was no different. New champions were great too – this wasn’t a great Maya match but continues the trend of every big match with him in it turning out great – and the Tirantes storyline really didn’t detract from everything else. It was a isolated from everything else, just a couple minute sidebar in a fast paced fifteen minutes.
Blue Panther vs Felino for the hair: finish made a little more sense on TV but came off just as anti-climatic. Felino vs Blue Panther being settled by a misunderstanding of the rules is not just bad for this match, but poisons the well for other future matches. There’s also the bit where the rudos come off as técnicos – unless they’re doing a double turn soon, none of this makes any sense (and even that makes only a little sense.)
CMLL (TUE) 01/10/2012Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Soberano Jr. b Camorra & Ramstein Camorra was hurting during the match, leaving Ramstein to fight (and lose) 2 on 1.
2) Hooligan, Loco Max, Puma King b Metálico, Starman, Super Halcon Jr. Metalico replaced Bala. No mention of Metalico problems this match.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Rey Cometa Surprise straight fall win for the rudos, with Virus taking Cometa’s mask and pinning him in the third.
4) Felino, Olímpico, Pólvora b Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, Valiente Rudos took 2/3, Valiente taking Metro out on a tope leaving Fantasma to be defeated.
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero Rush & Porky beat Escorpion & Guerrero in the third.
LyC (SUN) 01/08/2012Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LyC (2), LyC (4), RFC] 1) Xtreme Boy b Mini Hator 2) Kratoz b Chamaco Gurrola 3) Demonio del Caribe, Epidemius, Rey Orion b Artillero, Demencia, Rey Imagen 4) Golden Boy & Rey Demonio Jr. b Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II [Torneo de Dinastias] Los Valdez beat the Death Twins. Said to be a very good match. 5) Hombre Sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana Jr., Sobredosis b Jesse, Rico Rodriguez, Simbolo LyC’s official results list Jesse as Vasco Jr. HSM’s team represented Nuevo Laredo, and won via drink to Simbolo’s face.
CMLL.com has a short clip with Volador Jr. and Volador Sr.. I think Volador Senior talked about retiring, but it was too quick to tell for sure. More to come, I’m sure.
IWRG (SUN) 01/15/2012Arena Naucalpan
1) Bracito de Oro & Super Bracito vs Chucky & Espectrito de Ultratumba
2) Centvrión, Saruman, Tritón vs Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Polifacético
3) Dinamic Black, Freyser, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Kortiz
4) Angelico, Multifacético, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Chico Che, Eterno
5) Héctor Garza, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Head Hunter I, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
Traumas vs Oficials continue in the main event. Garza was asking for a Mexican national heavyweight title shot in the magazines, but since X-Fly’s surely not losing that belt
Minis are back from last week, with Super Bracito in place of Mascarita Aereo.
CMLL (MON) 01/16/2012Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Tigre Rojo vs Akron & King Jaguar
2) Metálico, Molotov, Starman vs Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Puma King, Raziel
4) Máscara Dorada, Super Porky, Valiente vs Averno, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, La Sombra vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Blue Panther and Felino meet here in trios for two straight weeks. Tercera looks fun.
CMLL (TUE) 01/17/2012Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Valiente vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Main event looks fun.
Tercera is a rematch from the Arkangel show last year – Tuareg beat Cancerberos that time
CMLL (TUE) 01/17/2012Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Javier Cruz Jr. vs Ángel del Mal
2) Hierro & Leo vs Magnum & Ráfaga
3) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Titán & Triton vs Pólvora & Ráfaga
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Morphosis, Psicosis, Volador Jr. [MEX TRIOS]
The rematch! I’m actually a bit curious about how Morphosis is going to do in Olimpico’s place; Olimpico’s been good on that team. Seems like it took an extra week for Morphosis’ name change to propagate over here. DNS is slower in Mexico. Think I should try very hard to record this one, at any rate.
Two minis matches on one day! If only any of them could get a rivalry.
LEGEND (SUN) 02/05/2012Arena Lopez Mateos ***Villano III 40th Anniversary Show***
1) Danny Boy, Dinamico II, Gran Apache vs Mohicano I, Mohicano II, Ray Richard
2) Solar I & Ultraman vs Cuchillo & Kahoz and Black Shadow Jr. & Huracan Jr. and Rocky Santana & Romano Garcia [Copa Villano III]
3) Dos Caras Sr., Fishman, Scorpio Jr., Villano III vs Negro Navarro, Rambo, Sangre Chicana, Villano IV
Villano III started wrestling in 1970, but maybe he lost two years along the way.
I thought this was not as good as expecting. There were matches worked in styles I didn’t like, and at least one of those were bad by any measure. Wagner vs Park was not a particuarlly good or memorable match, and this show really could’ve used one. Read More