CMLL (FRI) 05/09/2014 Arena México [CMLL, Terra]
1) El Rebelde & Hijo del Signo b Bengala & Flyer
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Acero, Aéreo, Fantasy
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit b Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
Dalys replaced Seductora. Straight falls. Rudas were DQed for excessive violence in the first. Sugheit submitted Blanca in the third.
4) Cachorro b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
Mascara Dorada was a guest judge. Cachorro countered one of Hechicero’s swinging moves into an elbowlock for the win in 7:35. Cachorro scored a 7, 9, 9, 8 for 33. Hechicero scored a 9, 7, 8, 9 for a 33.
5) Star Jr. b Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6:28 with a sharpshooter. Star Jr. scored 8, 8, 9, 10 to a 35, Soberano Jr. scored a 8, 8, 7, 5 for 28. A male dance show in honors of Mother’s Day followed the match.
6) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3.
7) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 1/3.
En Busca standings, no W6 fan poll: Hechicero 448 Cachorro 331 Star 324 Cavernario 322 Soberano 313 Lee 270 G. Negro 256 Halcón 247
— TKD 117 (@TKD_117) May 10, 2014
Hechicero is in. Cavernario is only in fourth because he hasn’t had his Week 6 match yet. He’ll be between thirty five and fifty five points past four place by time he has Tuesday’s match. The caveman hasn’t officially clinched but it’s unlikely three people will pass him. Guerrero Negro & Super Halcon are unlikely to get enough support be a threat, leaving four people for two top spots:
+00 Star Jr. -02 Cavernario ----- -11 Soberano Jr. -54 Dragon Lee (but with one more match left)
(Again, this is assuming top four advance to something. No one in CMLL has stated this as fact.)
Dragon Lee really needs a win against Super Halcon Jr. to stay in this, especially since it’s tough to pick up judge’s points in matches against Super Halcon Jr. He, and anyone else, could pick up some ground in the internet polling but the points handed out for those results have become more similar as the contest has gone on. That’s the same trend as previous years; it’s easier to pick up 30 points early on than it is to pick up 15 later. (And, don’t forget, the poll will close very early on the last week.)
None of those four face each other the rest of the way. The margins are tight enough that it’ll probably turn on a match outcome, and we might not sure who advances until those final poll numbers are calculated.
CMLL definitely reset the voting totals going into this week; you can go to enbuscadeunidolo.com to register your vote.
Peste Negra defeated Atlantis, Valietne and Mascara Dorada to keep the Mexican Trios Championship in Puebla on Thursday
Last Sunday’s main event in Arena Lopez Mateos set up a Gallego versus Rocky Santana versus Bombero Infernal triangle apuesta match at some future date.
Rossy Moreno defeated Lady Apache in the main event of the outdoor all women’s show.
Tonight is the annual DragonMania show. All tickets are given away by the promotion or the sponsors; you can’t actually buy them, as this Facebook posts warns. I haven’t seen any update on Akebono’s health; I’d assume he’s not coming and they’re just not going to say anything.
El Hijo del Santo was in San Jose Del Cabo, helping the Wildcoast environmental organization campaign against a development project which would endanger a large reef in the area. The president of the group was supposed to speak before a panel deciding on the matter (and who may have already actually decided on the matter), but the president ceded his time to Santo to give the presentation instead. The panel refused to let Hij odel Santo speak, because he was wearing a mask and not using his real name. Hijo del Santo furiously stormed the dias (accidentally knocking over a bystander in the process) and went face to face with the people in charge before being thrown out of the meeting.
Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Averno/Sin Cara show in Arena San Juan Pantitlan last night.
There’s a benefit show in Arena Coliseo Chihuahua on 05/17 for a local soccer referee.
Shocker, Dragon Rojo and Cachorro spoke at one of the periodic lucha libre panels at UNAM.
Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. says this is the last few days of the Psycho Circus trios title reign.
IWRG (WED) 05/14/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko vs Zurdog
2) Alfa & Omega vs Electro Boy & Fulgor II
3) Ángel Del Amor, Golden Magic, Látigo vs Fulgor, Hijo De La Bestia, Imposible
4) Oficial AK47 vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000
no referee match
5) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo vs Alan Extreme, Relámpago, Veneno [EdM Trios]
Gringos VIP are champions, third defense.
Not sure how the semimain actually ends.
CMLL (FRI) 05/16/2014 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Starman vs Akuma & Apocalipsis
2) Dark Angel, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Cavernario vs Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Cachorro vs Súper Halcón Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
6) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mephisto, Ripper
7) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Shocker
99% chance Terra will be a 4 match show unless the lineup is changed. Still no Rush, La Mascara, Negro Casas or Mr. Niebla – perhaps they’ll be back on 05/23. Princesa feud keeps on in the segunda. Mascara Dorada is on the 05/25 NJPW show. This is his last Friday night Arena Mexico match for a while.
DTU (TUE) 05/20/2014 Arena Aficion
1) Jimmy, Kevin, Tony vs Artikus, Jhonky, Pequeno Cobra
2) Epidemia & Heavy Boy vs Concord & Gotita de Plata and Inferno (Saltillo) & Tempestad
3) Chapulin Colorado (Morelia), Chica Ye-Ye, Kalibus vs Arez, Jorge El Intruso, Radge
4) Lady Apache & Rey Celestial vs La Magnifica & Slayer Pack and Black Fire & Keira
5) Ángel del Misterio & Ricky Marvin vs Jinzo & Rocky Lobo and Lanzeloth & Pesadilla and Impulso & Poison
6) Crazy Boy & Super Crazy vs Aero Boy & Violento Jack
7) Flamita vs Shane Strickland, Drastik Boy, Kaleth
8) Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko vs Ángel o Demonio, Demente Extreme, Ovett and Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera
Drastick Boy was wrong, the semimain (and everything else) is a non-title match. Wonder if DTU was just told they couldn’t do a title match?
Fourth is Lady Apache’s DTU debut.