CMLL (FRI) 05/17/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Akuma & Apocalipsis b Molotov & Sensei
2) Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo b Pegasso, Starman, Tritón
3) Kráneo, Namajague, Olímpico b Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Sagrado
Kraneo and Mije were dressed up like Darth Vader and Yoda. Kraneo noted Mije was hurt in the match.
4) Vangelis b Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo]
Vangelis won with a Buca Storm. Felino replaced Ultimo Guerrero, said to be only for one night. Judges gave Vangelis 7 (Brazo de Plata), 7 (Felino), 2 (Tirantes), 7 (Tony Salazar) for a total of 23. Fuego got 8 (Plata), 6 (Felino), 1 (Tirantes), 5 (Salazar) for 20.
5) Stuka Jr. b Tiger [En Busca de un Idolo]
Stuka Jr. won in a quicker match with his torpedo splash. He scored a 7, 8, 4, 5 from the judges for a 24. Tiger got a 7, 8, 3 and 4 for a 22.
6) Rush, Super Porky, Thunder b Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
Super Porky had to hustle to the back after judging as was the first one out for this match. His team still won.
7) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máximo b Negro Casas, Pierroth, Shinsuke Nakamura
Sombra beat Nakamura with the Brillante Bomb and challenged for a IWGP IC title shot. Nakamura was not agreeable.
The En Busca de un Idolo matches are being live streamed on a Terra subsite, though the actual poll to vote in is on CMLL’s sub site (and works the same way as last year.) I’m staying out of voting this year. It appeared the Busca matches will not air on Fox Sports after all – matches 1/2/7 were taped for Televisa and 3/6 for Fox Sports. At the time I’m writing this, the En Busca de un Idolo matches have not been uploaded to a CMLL YouTube channel either.
WWL announced Los Mamitos and Monster Pain would be wrestling on TripleMania. Monster Pain is the former Black Pain from WWC, the current WWL World Heavyweight Champion, and a sort of Abyss-like character. He won that title in a battle royal, after having an awful singles match earlier on the card (and apparently a dark match even before that.) WWL says he’ll be defending his title on TripleMania. Los Mamitos are Mirreyes like pretty boy wrestlers, though they appeared to be heels on the WWL show, and went to a time limit draw for the new WWL tag team titles on that show. They’ll get another shot at the tag titles here, against what probably is an AAA team but who knows. These guys are all unknowns to the audience that goes to TripleMania, and AAA will have a lot of work to do make their fans care about these guys at all; as of now, they just seem like they’re going to be taking up space which ought to go to guys who are around all year.
Rob has highlights of 04/06/13 Fusion.
Rico Rodriguez defeated Super Crazy (twice!) in Crazy’s first match in Arena Coliseo Monterrey since 2005.
IWL says Steve Corino and Kevin Steen will be coming to their Anniversary show. I’m unsure when that actually is.
Nino Hamburgesa and Yuta, likely up to no good.
IWRG (THU) 05/23/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imposible vs Dragón Celestial
2) Centvrión, Saruman, Seiya vs Alan Extreme, Eita, Tomahawk
3) Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Trauma II vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Danny Casas, Factor
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Eterno
5) Dinamic Black, Trauma I, Veneno vs Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911
A different mix in that main event. 2 and 4 could be good.
CMLL (FRI) 05/24/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Marcela, Silueta vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Blue Panther, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Hijo del Fantasma vs Sangre Azteca [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Valiente vs Misterioso Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Máscara Dorada, Rush, Super Porky vs Mr. Águila, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.
7) Atlantis, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Pierroth, Shinsuke Nakamura, Último Guerrero
Sombra versus Nakamura, take two, seems to be two or three weeks away. Still might get Rush match.
indy (SAT) 05/25/2013 Deportivo Benito Juarez
1) Piggy vs Calle 13
2) Batman, Big Tormenta, Chicago Rush, El Pulpo, Gato Salvaje, Magia Negra, Pankratos, Terror Thanos vs Ángel Del Amor, Canelo Casas, Cometa Maya, El Resplandor, Hijo de Clímax, Kato Kung Lee Jr., Ultimo Rebelde, Yago [Torneo Estelar Copa de Poder a Poder]
3) Lola Gonzalez, Miss Janeth, Olimpia vs Atenea, Lady Afrodita, Reina Isis
4) Cirujano & Violencia Jr,. New Zafiro vs Fuego, Metálico, Relampago
5) Coco Verde & Hijo De Black Shadow vs Namajague & Shigeo Okumura and Misterioso Jr. & Valiente
6) Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Rey Bucanero, Skándalo
The lineup for the CMLL versus independents show. Would assume that’s a lot of Arkangel trainees.