CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-04-14



taped 2012-04-06 @ Arena Mexico

Easily the lesser of the two Gran Alternativa tournament shows. Triton won while having a poor night, enough to sabotage his three matches and look like a guy who shouldn’t be winning this. Mr. Niebla was in self sabotage mode, seemingly not in condition to perform. That would be more of an issue on another show this week, but it was enough here that I think they would’ve had Niebla just lose in the first round – except Super Porky really can’t wrestle two matches any day. Even Raziel vs Cancerbero was a bit disappointing, because they never as much committed to doing the tag partner matchup.

Head Hunter flattens clown, another CMLL new star teaser video?

IWRG (THU) 05/24/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
2) Imposible & Matrix Jr. b Serpiente de Oro & Templario
3) Nygma, Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas DQ Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan
AAA team challenged for the Comando Elite trios titles.
4) Monster Clown & Psycho Clown b Damián 666 & X-Fly
5) Head Hunter I b Murder Clown [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Head Hunter came is as the champions. All four guys from the semifinal worked as seconds here. All the seconds attacked their opponent, with the Clowns caught in the first fall for a DQ. Interference continued in the second. Damian tripped Murder off the top rope, and Head Hunter splashed him to keep his title.

This video sure looks like a teaser for yet another New Star Of CMLL. It’s the same vignette they used last year (which ended up introducing Titan & Triton, though I’m still not sure that was the actual plan), promoting a press conference on June 7th (a Thursday, about time for a CMLL press conference), and it’s already stamped for airing on Televisa. Probably this weekend. This will start the Mistico II rumors yet again, though we know it can’t be Angel de Oro since he’s off in Japan.

A missing AAA vignette explains how Silver King and Dr. Wagner ended up teaming. It does not look like the rest of the Maniacos are turning tecnico, but maybe only Silver King.

El Consejo say they didn’t have any trouble beating Psycho circus and don’t think much of the AAA trios belts, but being champions gives them power and they’ll be making their own rules. Mascara says he still wants Wagner and no one else.

Sombra & Dragon Rojo talk about their recent title match. Dragon Rojo explains his injury was a torn groin muscle (!) and he’s under doctor’s orders to continue wearing the wrap around his leg.

LuchaWorld has Mari Apache, Cassandro, Dragon Rojo Jr., and Silver Kain on the top 100 list.

Violento Jack is still not impressed by Mad Man Pondo and thinks Cerebro Negro is good but this isn’t his style.

Solar talks about his career, says El Toreo should’ve been kept as a historical monument.

05/26-27 lucha times


=== CMLL ===

Galavision/Televisa: Back on in the US; the MLS game was bumped to Univision Deportes. The Busca TV pattern continues = opener makes TV (more Bobby Zavala) plus the Warrior/Escorpion feud. The middle match could go be swapped, but the guess here is Tuareg vs Azteca/Fuego/Pegasso on the main show.

FOX: Back on Saturday. Women’s trios possibly ens up here, and the main event of Negro/Volador/Yujiro vs Atlantis/Mascara/Sombra is definitely on this show.

C3: The Psicosis vs Dorada title match headlines, with Rush vs Yujiro battling in the semimain. Artillero & Super Comando sneak on TV in the opener.

52MX: Tough to figure with Puebla being thrown in the mix. Dragon Rojo vs Sombra definitely will air. If they’re taking Puebla main events, then there’s also an Atlantis/Azul/Shocker vs Kraneo/Psicosis/Volador trios match they should be in line for. I desperately want them to air the Puebla/DF stuff, but I’m worried it’ll fall thru the cracks.

LATV: I’ve lost track. Something I’ve posted already?

GDL: Atlantis vs Mr. Niebla, Rojo/Volador vs Mascara/Sombra

Puebla: I have no idea. It is in the schedule, but if the cameras really aren’t there than I have no idea what might be airing.

=== Other ===

AAA: main show should have Psycho Circus vs Perros del Mal (return of Psicosis), Abyss & Chessman putting up the tag titles vs Joe Lider & Juvi, and Ciber & Wagner vs Perro & LA Park. Maybe we find out why Jarrett wasn’t on this show? Regional bonus matches are Daga/Fenix vs Dark Family and a mixed trios.

ACM: rerun?

IWRG (TVC): Murder Clown vs Head Hunter! There will be clubbering.

AYM is on it’s normal spot. No chance there’s three straight new episodes.