CMLL (FRI) 07/26/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Diamante, Pegasso, Tritón b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 1/3 with the Tuareg making mistakes.
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Shocker DQ Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3. Averno fouled Panther. They continue to feud.
4) Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Negro Casas, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Tiger, Vangellys, Virus [cibernetico]
Order of elimination went Sangre Azteca, Tiger, Fuego, Stuka, Hijo del Fantasma, Misterioso, Vangellys (fouled by Negro Casas), Valiente (fouled by a loitering Vangellys), Virus, giving Negro Casas the win.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Titán b Pólvora, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3 in quick opening falls.
6) Taichi, Terrible, Volador Jr. b La Sombra, Máximo, Rush
Straight falls. Volador snuck in a foul on Sombra to win. Mask/mask challenges followed.
They strongly teased Sombra versus Volador in an apuesta match, which seems like a bad idea this near the Anniversario show if they’re not planning on actually doing it. Blue Panther versus Averno and Rush versus Everyone (but mostly Shocker and Negro Casas) continue to be teased as well. Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero is a once in a decade kind of main event but CMLL’s high Anniversary prices suggest they’ll need a very strong second main event to fill up the arena. It’s possible one of those matches are added to the card, but that still leads two feuds which aren’t going anywhere.
Tickets for the Anniversary show go on sale Monday August 12. CMLL must be announcing (confirming) the Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero main event by then. It’s unlikely they’ll announce the full card, but it would help sell tickets if they also announced whatever second attraction they have on the card. We may just be waiting for a press conference on or around August 8th to clear this up.
Horuz says he’s left CMLL. He posted a message on his Facebook (first found by Luchaworld) saying he enjoyed his time but was going elsewhere. Horuz was going nowhere in CMLL and did not appear to have a chance to advance, so his decision is understandable even if the independent promotions are probably not going to be much better. Horuz debuted in CMLL as part of Generacion del 75 (Anniversary) with Metalik (Mascara Dorada), Tiger Kid, Puma King, Hijo del Fantasma, Flash (Fuego), Skandalo and others and actually seemed to be among the strongest promoted at first. Injuries and personal issues derailed his initial push. Something that was never made public, though implied to be those personal issues, led to El Faraon taking away the character (they’re not actually related) and Horuz has never really been pushed since that time.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Rob has highlights from 12/21 & 12/28/12 CMLL.
Porra Fresa previews Monday’s Puebla card.
Bushi had some Bushi/Titan combo masks made. That has some interesting possibilities (or is just a cool mask.)
CMLL (FRI) 08/02/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Oro Jr. vs Akuma & Inquisidor
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
3) Máscara Dorada, Super Porky, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Taichi
4) Rey Cometa vs Ephesto [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Shocker, Thunder vs Gran Guerrero, Terrible, Último Guerrero
6) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
Nothing major to run against AAA. It looks like another Sombra/Volador match (which seems too soon); maybe on the Blue Panther Anniversary show in two weeks?
Lightning match should be good.