Volador victorious but beaten, En Busca de un Idolo, Dick Angelo, Lucha Fan Fest


CMLL (FRI) 04/11/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) Bengala & Robin b Akuma & Disturbio Bengala & Robin vs Akuma & Disturbio, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito Astral, Electrico, Pequeno Halcon vs Demus 3 on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Feed went out during entrances and stayed out until the last couple minutes of the match.
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Tritón b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma Fuego, Sagrado, Triton vs Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Puma, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Cavernario b Súper Halcón Jr. [En Busca de un IdoloSuper Halcon Jr. vs Cavernario in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Cavernario won via cavernaria in 9:23. Cavernario scores 7, 8, 10, 3 for a total of 28. Súper Halcón Jr. 6, 7, 7, 2 scores for a total of 22.
5) Guerrero Negro Jr. b Hechicero [En Busca de un IdoloHechicero vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Powerbomb in 7:52 after a submission attempt had failed and both had fallen into the ropes. Guerrero Negro Jr. scored 5, 6, 8, 4 for a total of 23. Hechicero scored 4, 6, 7, 3 for a total of 20, tied for the lowest so far.
6) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Valiente b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3.
7) Máximo, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Rey Escorpión, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
straight falls; Sombra tied Volador to the ropes and beat him up until the excessive violence DQ was called.

Sombra and Rush (and Rey Escorpion) worked as rudos in the main event. Dr. Lucha mentioned on his podcast that CMLL was going to de-emphasize tecnico/rudo distinctions and I assume that’s what was going on behind the main event. Rush and Sombra specifically said they weren’t turning rudo after the match. It’s just going to keep being this way when Volador and Sombra cross paths.

Judges really disliked Hechicero/Guerrero Negro Jr. much more than the people watching on Twitter. It’s possible it was designed push back after Hechicero already got off to a big lead. The judges seemed to complain that he wasn’t a rudo enough (which is tough in a rudo/rudo match) and his attitude (which was less clear.)

CMLL seems to have a secret  YouTube channel on the En Bucsa de un Idolo tournament. It has the videos they’ve been putting up on the front page of that site. Also, voting opened on Friday this week, instead of Tuesday last week.

DJ Spectro says Dick Angelo passed away. (Hijo del Santo confirms.) Angel wrestled from the late 50s until 80s, and lost his mask to El Santo in 1954.

Sexy Star and Pentagon Jr. are preparing for their mixed tag team title match with a boxing champion. How can they lose?

There’s a benefit show for Camaleon on Sunday.

Sin Cara, Averno and AAA luchadors are listed in Nuevo Laredo on 04/05. Averno has been listed then unlisted on those lineups, so I wouldn’t take it as fact he’s showing up quite yet.

Atlantis says he has no plans to retirement, has no idea when the match with Ultimo Guerrero will take place.

Diamante spotted on a random show in Nuevo Laredo.


CMLL (FRI) 04/18/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Robin vs Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr.
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Hechicero, Raziel
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Syuri vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Dragon Lee vs Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Cachorro vs Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Super Porky vs Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero
7) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Kráneo, Ripper, Shocker

Video preview for the show.

Back to Volador/Ripper on top, Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis in the semimain, and Pierroth existing in general.

The rest of the show seems better. Women’s match should be good if Syuri fits in, Cadetes del Espacio (!!!) versus Cancerberos + Hechicero should be good entertainment, and Cachorro versus Cavernario is basically the battle for #2 in the tournament. We still don’t know if they’re doing a final match or a second round, but the decision in that match might end up meaning a lot.

Lucha Fan Fest (SAT) 05/17/2014 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Argus, Aztlán, Skayde vs Mochiano II, Mohicano Jr., Piel Roja
2) ?, Estrella Negra, Kairi Hojo, Mystique vs India Mazahua, Mayu Iwatani, Princesa Mohicana, Xena
3) Belial vs Astro Rey Jr.Impulso
The Best Of Chilanga Mask
4) Io Shirai Or Alpha Female vs Star Fire [STARDOM WORLD]
whomever is champion will defend it on this show against Star Fire.
5) Matt Striker & Super Crazy vs Bryant Starr & X-Fly
6) Canek, El Fantasma, Mil Mascaras vs Astro Rey Jr., Blue Panther, Villano IV

Second match has WWS luchadoras and a couple more from Stardom. Third match looks like the best on the card. I have no idea who Bryant Star is.