great match roundup, week of 2013-05-04

Great/Excellent Matches
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-05-04
taped 2013-04-30 @ Arena Mexico
Rey Escorpión vs Stuka Jr. for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship – GREAT

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-05-04
taped 2013-04-26 @ Arena Mexico
Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. vs Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión in a CMLL Gran Alternativa Tournament final match – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
– AAA on Televisa/Regional/UTDN (05/09/2013)
– CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-05-04
– CMLL on Televisa: 2013-05-04
– AAA Fusion: 2013-05-08

Matches Worth Consideration But Will Be Watched Later

Didn’t see anything from this week.

Puebla, Azul/Bucanero, Silueta/Zeuxis, DTU

CMLL (MON) 05/27/2013 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Blue Center & Centauro de Fuego b Akrón & Siki Osama
Center & Fuego took falls 1/2 in a rudo vs rudo match.
2) Disturbio, Nitro, Nosferatu b Camaleón, Höruz, Leono
3) Pegasso, Sagrado, Stigma b Boby Zavala, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Stigma replaced Rey Cometa. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma Hector Garza tribute (posted by Joaco Loaiza)
All the wrestlers, referee and personal came to the ring for a moment of applause for Hector Garza. Rudos took 1/3 when Delta hit Fantasma with a dive by mistake and Negro beat Maya.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush DQ Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
La Mascara replaced Maximo. Gran Guerrero’s debut here (under that name.) Tecnicos took 2/3, Volador taking Macara’s mask and UG fouling Atlantis.

CMLL still hasn’t actually announced Atlantis and Ultimo Guerrero is the Anniversary main event match (or when the Anniversary will be), but maybe they’ll get to that after this run of June big shows.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/28/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Cholo & Zayco b Bengala & Robin
2) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito DQ Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Straight falls. Nitro pulled off Fantasy’s mask in the first, and Mercurio fouled Shockercito in the second to built towards Sunday’s cage match.
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
tecnicos take 1/3, Bala beating Hooligna and Arkangel defeating Skandalo. Hector Garza was honored with a moment of applause after the match.
4) Delta, La Máscara, Rey Cometa b Niebla Roja, Pólvora, Puma
Niebla Rojo replaced Olimpico. Tecnicos took 2/3, La Mascara submitting Niebla Roja. The arena was cleared for an earthquake drill following the match.
5) Tiger b Fuego [En Busca de un Idolo]
Tiger won with a backcracker in an okay match. Judges were lukewarm on both. Fuego scored 6, 5, 4, 3 for an 18. Tiger scored a 7, 3, 6, 4 for a 20.
6) Vangellys b Stuka Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
Vangelis snuck in a foul and submitted Stuka Jr. Seemed to be a better match than the last one, but the crowd did not get into it and the judges hated the match. Vangelis scored a 4, 1, 2, 0 (Tirantes holding up a paddle with the name of contest on it and not a number) for a 7, while Stuka scored a 4, 1, 2, and 2 for 9.
7) Diamante Azul, Rush, Thunder b Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos won in straight falls, setting up a title defense.

CMLL (TUE) 05/28/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Black Metal & Sky Kid b Rey Trueno & Sádico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Zeuxis b Princesa Blanca, Goya Kong, Estrellita, Princesa Sugheit, La Comandante, Luna Mágica, Dalis la Caribeña, Mima Shimoda, Lady Afrodita [REINA IJ, #1 Contenders, cibernetico]
Silueta is champion
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Valiente DQ Felino, Mr. Águila, Shinsuke Nakamura
Shocker’s return from La Isla. Tecnicos took 2/3, Nakamura taking Sombra’s mask for the DQ.
5) Atlantis b Mr. Niebla
Recap lists Atlanits winning the first fall and the last fall with Atlantida. Unclear if 2 or 3 falls.

Shocker must’ve gotten eliminated fairly quickly of the reality show. I think this means he takes back over his En Busca de un Idolo team, but that didn’t work out for him too well when Atlantis took over his team two years ago. (Though CMLL did end up with Titan and Triton out of it.)

Tercera Caida airs tonight at 9pm. DTU says they’ll have an announcement on the show about the shows Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards will work in Mexico. Fusion airs before at 8, and should have Eterno & Carta Brava vs Maxima Velocidad and Hechicera & Mari Apache vs Fabi Apache & Jarochita from Puebla.

Arena Ichiban has Fenix & Arez vs Pentagon Jr. & Daga as their main event this Sunday. Whoever made the poster amusingly used a picture of Pentagon Black for Pentagon Jr.

There was a press conference in SLP for the AAA spot show there on June 2nd. The opener is a tournament with four different local promotions sending two luchadors.

Los Payasos beat Rey Bucanero, Arkangel and Skandalo on the CMLL vs indies, when Skandalo was caught fouling Coco Amarillo

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Commercials for the REINA show with CMLL luchadoras on 06/29


CMLL (MON) 06/03/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Black Tiger vs Ares & El Malayo
2) Metálico, Sensei, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Diamante, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Sangre Azteca
4) Blue Panther, Shocker, Super Porky vs Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush vs Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

Rey Bucanero and Diamante Azul haven’t been facing off here at all since the hair vs mask match challenge, though their feud is running in Arena Mexico.


CMLL (TUE) 06/04/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Dalis la Caribeña & Luna Mágica vs Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Namajague, Puma, Virus
3) Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Hijo del Fantasma vs Vangellys [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Valiente vs Tiger [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Rey Bucanero vs Diamante Azul [NWA LH]
Rey Bucanero is the champion, second title defense, first since April
7) Blue Panther, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shinsuke Nakamura

2 looks very good. 3 is one luchador from being very good. Main event could turn out well too.

Terra (or CMLL) is turning on the feed for En Busca de un Idolo well before the matches start. Sometimes they post it on the link on the website early as well, so the Terra site worth checking to see if you’d like a sneak peek at the TV shows.

CMLL (TUE) 06/04/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Halcón de Plata & Metatrón vs Infierno & Magnum
2) Soberano Jr. & Stigma vs Ráfaga & Sádico
3) Silueta vs Zeuxis [REINA IJ]
Silueta is champion
4) Sagrado, Shocker, Tritón vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
5) Mistico, Rush, Thunder vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.

Silueta vs Zeuxis should be a fun match, hope TV turns back up for it.