CMLL (MON) 05/26/2014 Arena Puebla [Periodio Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger, Leono, Star Jr. b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior b Águila Egipcia, Asturiano, Paris
Warrior got away with a foul on Asturaino.
3) Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Rey Cometa, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush b Felino, Mephisto, Negro Casas
Team Rush took 1/3.
5) Volador Jr. DQ Último Guerrero
Volador took 1/3. UG tossed his mask to Volador to draw the DQ last week, but was caught by Tirantes this week.
Volador and Ultimo Guerrero made mask versus hair challenges, which aren’t going to happen. Segunda suddenly appears to be a Pequeno Warrior feud, which always end the same way.
CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Magnus b Akuma & El Rebelde
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Espiritu Negro b Esfinge, Gallo, Pegasso
Esfinge’s lucha libre debut in Mexico City, though he’s been in this building for bodybuilding competitions. Rudos took 2/3, with Gallo and Arkangel feuding.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Silueta DQ Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3, the last when Zeuxis was DQed for illegally choking Estrellita.
4) Blue Panther b Puma [lightning]
Panther took Puma to school.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Marco Corleone b Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Kráneo
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Diamante Azul © b Terrible [NWA LH]
Diamante Azul took falls 1/3 to keep the title, the last with a German suplex. Fourth defense.
Zeuxis/Estrellita could be a great idea for a feud or the opposite of that. I want to find out.
CMLL’s returned to it’s previous coverage – Twitter updates during the show and the old recap format with many more photos. Typically weird CMLL, but it’s nice to have it back this way.
Heavy Guadalajara influence on the show
Hoy la escuela Tapatia invade la Arena Mexico pic.twitter.com/pDtoXhgE7g
— ړײ Silueta (@Siluetacmll) May 28, 2014
CMLL (TUE) 05/27/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Brillante & Virgo b Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Sky Kid, Smaker b Artillero, Sádico, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Maléfico, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca b Black Metal, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Black Metal replaced Gallo (double booked). Rudos took 1/3, Malefico upsetting Stuka.
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Rey Escorpión b La Máscara, Titán, Valiente
Rudos took 2/3, Mephsito beating Mascara.
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush b Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Shocker
Tecnicos took 1/3, the last when Rush snuck a foul on Casas.
Two subtle points of note on this show. First, at least by the sound of the recent recaps and what we saw this past Sunday, the Rush/Sombra/Mascara trio is no longer costing their teammates matches. Those three are not getting along with the tecnicos, but without trashing the matches. (If that’s right, that’s an improvement.)
The other bit – also seen earlier but appearing to be the a trend – is Mephsito and Ephesto are no longer wearing their Hijos del Averno shirts. Mephisto has a generic CMLL tank top and Ephesto has an Ephesto shirt. It may just be whatever shirt happens to be in their gear bag this week, but it also may be them belatedly moving on. The announcers have not, as of yet.
AAA confirmed the Verano de Escandalo card posted on Monday, including the Mistico name and the picture of him in the Mistico mask. There’s a lot I don’t understand about that situation, but it’s particularly surprising AAA would bother giving Mistico a new mask if they’re comfortable picturing him with a new mask. This isn’t a one time occasion on that. AAA’s made sure to send out photos of him in that mask from the Tuxtla Guiterrez show as well.
Over on Fox Sports, AAA’s Miguel Fonseca writes that Mistico’s arrival in AAA may top LA Park’s return as the biggest surprise in the history of AAA.
There’s no sign of Blue Demon Jr. on the Verano de Escandalo card. He hasn’t been on the AAA show since 04/19 in DF, but they’ve brought up his feud with Chessman and heavily suggested their title match would take place on this show, including in local promotion. There’s all along been talk that AAA was still waiting for Demon to sign a contract; it’s unclear if he ever has, but the way he’s been used suggests something is unsettled. It’s really not that important for this feud – AAA’s not in any hurry there – but it throws into question Demon’s involvement the AAA US/el Rey project. If Court Bauer was correct a couple weeks ago, there’s less than 30 days before that thing starts to get filmed, Demon’s supposedly going to be a key player, but he can’t really be if they AAA doesn’t have him around when they need him.
It could be that the timeline is just off. You could get rich betting against AAA start dates, and Konnan going to PWG last week to scout talent suggests they’re not really that close to recording something. I figure you would pretty much know your roster if you were under 30 days out, not just taking a first look at indy guys. Even more so given we’ve been told people have been working on writing these shows for months, they’ve gotten to have written it around who they expect to have (with some leeway for adjustments), and it would figure Demon would be in those written plans. Things could still be worked out there, and I would bet on it being worked out, but it’s dragged long enough out to be noticeable.
I know, I just wrote two paragraphs of “there might be something not totally right about what we’re hearing about AAA’s US plans.” That’s groundbreaking stuff right there.
CMLL will be airing another Informa today at 5pm local (one hour earlier than last week.) The preview mentions Diamante Azul, Princesa Sugehit, and La Mascara as appearing. That doesn’t sound like the most exciting show, but it’s said they would be addressing the Mistico situation as well. It’s highly unlikely I’ll be around to watch this live, but I told @cmllrobot to record it for me and we’ll see how that goes.
Tercera Caida is also on today at 9:30 pm.
DJ Spectro looks back at Belcebu & Hara Kiri.
SuperLuchas #525 hypes Canek vs a mystery European Giant.
CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena México
1) Flyer & Leono vs Camorra & Espanto Jr.
2) Blue Panther, Gallo, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Artillero, Súper Comando
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Tritón vs Shigeo Okumura [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Morphosis, Rey Escorpión
6) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Boby Zavala, Mephisto, Terrible
Zeuxis/Estrellita and Arkangel/Gallo continue in the first half of the card. And Angel de Oro is due to appear hear as well.
CMLL (TUE) 06/03/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Magnum
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Smaker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Olímpico
4) Máximo & Super Porky vs Kráneo & Misterioso Jr.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) Negro Casas vs Rush
Main event will be good. This is a better 55th Anniversary main event. Hope they don’t try to air four matches from this card.