CMLL (FRI)05/30/2014 Arena México [CMLL,Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. bArtillero & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a good if sloppy match.
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado b Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Máximo, Stuka Jr., Super Porky bRey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 1/3 in a comedy match. Porky beat Terrible.
4) Dragon Lee b Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
Dragon Lee defeated Cachorro via Power-plex in less than five minutes. A lot of big moves in a short time. Judges (Valiente, Ultimo Guerrero, Shocker, Tirantes) gave Dragon Lee 10, 10, 10, 6, and Cachorro (was was hurting after the finish) a 10, 10, 10, 7
5) Cavernario b Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
Cavernario won a longer match, escaping Hechicero’s finisher to put on the cavernaria. Cavenario worked as a tecnico and fans were behind him. Hechicero scored a 10, 10, 10, 7 and Hechicero 8, 9, 9, 8.
6) Atlantis, Titán, Valiente b Ephesto, Gran Guerrero, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 1/3, Atlantis submitting Mephisto.
7) Negro Casas, Shocker, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
Straight falls for opposition. Indeseable trio lost the first fall by DQ for excessive violence on Casas and Volador beat Sombra in the second. Volador wants another title match.
Both En Busca de un Idolo matches were very good, though in different ways. Cachorro/Dragon Lee was all about trying to beat each with big shot as quick as possible, while the other match worked more at getting Cavernario over a tecnico. Generally a good Terra show, with only the comedy match not having much value.
AAA Sanchez (FRI) 05/30/2014Arena Neza [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Josan el Stripper & Rey Neza bDanger King & Moto Cross
2) Goskart Jr. & Rey Lobo b Back Firer & Punker
3) La Jarochita, Máscarita Divina, Pasion Kristal b Black Mamba,Bugambilia, Mini Charly Manson
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Dark Cuervo, Dark Spíritu, Súper Fly
5) Argenis, Electroshock, Sin Carab Argos, Averno, Silver King
Sin Cara la Mistica on Averno.
It looked very full (and very dark, which makes it hard to tell how full it was.) There were ads for Luchas 2000 on the barricade.
The more interesting events happened after the show. Sin Cara/Mistico said he was (only) in talks to join AAA, but is upset about AAA listing him on the Verano de Escandalo as Mistico. Sin Cara says CMLL owns the Mistico name and he will only wrestle for AAA as Sin Cara, not Mistico. (This doesn’t really explain why he was cool wearing the Mistico mask on the last AAA taping.)
My best guess is Sin Cara/Mistico will end up with a third new name after all, but they’re on totally different pages about which name to use until they get to that new name. Sin Cara wants to use that name as to not have CMLL going after the other promoters it’s working with, AAA doesn’t want to use Sin Cara because of how his WWE stint with that name went, but they really should be on the same page already and they need to get around to whatever name they’re ending up with ASAP.
Bill has highlights of 02/16/14 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s Tercera Caida.
Ohtani’s Jacket was disappointed by Virus, Cachorro, Hechicero vs Negro Casas, Cavernario, Dragon Lee.
Angelico talks about the Verano de Escandalo Cruiserweight multiman match. AAA’s really changed their usual booking here – instead of doing a multiman midcard title match, they’re doing a multiman midcard #1 contenders match. This article seems to suggest the winner at Verano de Escandalo faces Aerostar and the winner of that faces Daga, though I may be reading too much into it.
Lucha Libre in Japan
05/31 NJPW: Mascara Dorada b KUSHIDA [BOSJ, Day 2] – HOORAY. You can see the match here. In sadder news, old friend Alex Koslov had to withdrawal from the rest of the tournament due to a shoulder injury.
Mephisto, Negro Casas, Shocker defeated Los Indeseables in Arena Aficion when Sombra fouled Casas.
Cavernario wants to face Dragon Lee in the En Busca de un Idolo final.
El Hijo Del Santo won: the beachside development he protested against will not go forward.
CMLL (FRI) 06/06/2014 Arena México
1) Magnus, Pegasso, Starman vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta vs Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
4) Cavernario vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Hechicero vs Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker
7) Volador Jr. © vs La Sombra © [NWA WELTER, NWA MIDDLE]
Main event is title versus title. CMLL ran a few of these unification matches with the NWA and UWA titles in the early 90s, and those usually ended up in a draw. Presume the same is going to happen here. Various people from the undercard interfering to cause that DQ would be a strong way to build up a cage match, but that show isn’t for two months.
Sombra & Volador will have had four CMLL singles matches in the time it took Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. to have two AAA TV singles matches. If you go back to last July, when the Texano/Psycho feud actually started, it’s 2 of those matches versus 7 Sombra/Volador matches.
Semimain is almost a trios title rematch, only Mr. Niebla is still not to be found and Titan isn’t fond of his partners.
Those En Busca de un Idolo matches leave Cavernario/Dragon Lee and Hechicero/Cachorro for 06/13, with the final on 06/20. It’s still early but, if things progress the way I figure, Cavenario/Dragon Lee on 06/20 will decide the non-Hechicero finalist and quite likely the overall winner.
Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero working much lower than usual, which has to be about airing five matches on Terra instead of four. Princesa feud returns in the segunda, and the opener is packed with names who are usually not there.