Sombra double world champion, En Busca de un Idolo, Verano de Escandalo preview

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CMLL (FRI) 06/06/2014 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Cancerbero, Raziel, Shigeo Okumura b Magnus, Pegasso, Starman
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Silueta DQ Dalys, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
Straight falls, the last when Blanca dropkicked the referee by mistake for the DQ.
3) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Guerreros took 1/3, the last when Ultimo Guerrero cleanly won with a Pulpo Guerrero. Post match, Ultimo Guerrero claimed CMLL was just about to give him the date of the mask match with Atlantis.
4) Cachorro DQ Cavernario [En Busca de un Idolo]
Referee Edgar broke up a Cachorro martinete and threatened a DQ. Cavernario took advantage to put on the cavernaria for the submission, but did not let go and was DQed. The two kept fighting after the match, and after Cachorro was judged. Judges this week were Rey Bucanero, Dragon Rojo, Shocker and Tirantes. Cachorro scored a 8, 9, 8, 6. Cavernario scored a 9, 9, 10, 3 – both for 31.
5) Hechicero b Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
Hechicero turned a swinging cobra clutch into a cristo camel clutch for the win. Hechicero scored a 10, 9, 10, 8. Dragon Lee scored 9, 9, 10, 9, both for a 37.
6) Felino, Negro Casas, Shocker b La Máscara, Rush, Titán
As with Marco on Sunday, Titan fought aggressively like his Indeseable partners and had no problems. Rudos still took 2/3, the second when the tecnicos got themselves DQed and the third with Negro submitting Rush to a STF. Negro & Shocker demanded a tag title shot. Rush & La Mascara may have accepted, but definitely antagonized the fans.
7) La Sombra © b Volador Jr. © [NWA WELTER, NWA MIDDLE]
Seconds were La Mascara for Volador La Sombra and Titan (strangely given the last match) for Volador Jr. Volador took the first with a backcracker and had the match won in straight falls but Tirantes was too busy dealing with La Mascara to see the pin. La Sombra took fall two with a suplex (Shadow Driver?). La Mascara again distracted Tirantes in the third and Rush dropped Volador with the Rush Driver. Sombra took the pin to win both championships. Sombra is the 6th Historic (or 62nd overall) NWA Welterweight champ, holding the title for the 2nd (or 3rd) time. This was also his 5th defense of NWA Middleweight championship

There’s been plenty of double (and more) champions in CMLL history, but someone holding two NWA singles World (or Historic) Championships at the same time is unprecedented. CMLL is strongly in on the Indeseable trios and they were said a big negative reaction from a large crowd. They’re also apparently unafraid of their audience being distracted by the World Cup. Next week’s the test – the last two matches were designed to get these people back in seven days to see Casas & Shocker give Mascara & Shocker their comeuppance (with Mexico playing earlier in the day.) We’ll find out if it’s working.

Match seemed like it got a lot of time. Hopefully CMLL doesn’t cut it up; this is a good week not to air three matches on Fox Sports.

Cavernario caught a break with this judging panel. Other judging panels have given low marks to those who’ve cost themselves wins no matter what happened before. Only Tirantes reacted that way this time, and that may have saved Cavernario 15 points and his life in this tournament.

En Busca de un Idolo standings
131 Hechicero
113 Dragon Lee
103 Cavernario
102 Cachorro

That’s before the Week 2 polling. It looks a lot like Week 1 polling right now, which would mean +40 for Hechicero, +20 for Dragon Lee and around +13 for the other two.

Hechicero is getting thru. Dragon Lee is probably getting thru if he wins – Cavernario or Cachorro would have to pass him  up in the poll and there’s no sign of them doing it. (The poll’s only being ‘stuffed’ for the top two guys right now; the other two guys are getting something closer to what the vote totals actually would be if there wasn’t the obvious flaw in the polling script.) If Cavernario beats Dragon Lee, then it’s going down to the Week 3 poll voting. Dragon Lee could still finish ahead of Cavernario given his fan poll support, and Cachorro would be in that mix as well with a win.

if CMLL wants to figure out the final early: Hechicero & Dragon Lee win.
if CMLL wants complete chaos: Cachorro & Cavernario win.

Hey, imagine if they did En Busca de un Idolo, but instead of putting the rookies and newbies, they put the top guys into it? It would need a different name, maybe something with a letter and a number, have to work on that part. (It is the CMLL-est thing ever for their best creative move of the year to be “let’s just throw a bunch of guys into singles matches where the results don’t actually matter”.)

If CMLL tells Ultimo Guerrero the date is “never”, that’s still a date, right?

Verano de Escandalo preview

AAA has one of their five major shows tonight in frequent destination Orizaba, Veracruz. Show is listed as starting at 9pm CT. No live broadcast, but results should be on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Myzteziz will make his AAA in-ring debut in the main event, teaming with AAA stalwarts Cibernetico & La Parka to take on old rivals Averno & Perro Aguayo Jr. as well as Chessman. The big money matches down the road are Myzteziz versus Averno & Myzteziz versus Perro, which seems to point towards who’s taking the fall. This match is about nothing more than proving Myzteziz is as good (or better) than ever.

The biggest match on the show might be Texano Jr. defending the heavyweight championship versus Psycho Clown. This feud has gone on for about 10 months. AAA’s said to be high on Psycho Clown, so they’ve really got no choice but to have him win the championship tonight. It’d be very tough for him to this long challenge for the title (10 months!), lose in his two defenses and be taken seriously as a potential top guy again. (Given all that’s happened – and the more that hasn’t happened, they probably should’ve just had Psycho Clown win the first time instead of killing all this time just to undo that mistake.) Psycho & Texano could probably have a very exciting title match on their own, but AAA filled it with Hijo del Tirantes rudo referee spots last time (as if they didn’t have confidence in their luchadors) and it’d be a surprise if that didn’t happen again.

The third match of importance on the card is the eight way cruiserweight elimination match for a future AAA Cruiserweight championship. (We think it’ll be a three way with champion Daga and previous title shot winner Aerostar, but no one’s stopped to explain what’s meant to be going on here  – it’s a very much ‘making it up as they go along’ feeling on this bit.) This match should be the best on the show with the lineup: Angelico, Scoria, Australian Suicide, Bengala, Hijo del Fantasma, Fenix, Pentagon Jr., Jack Evans. Might even be one of the best AAA matches of the year if they get enough time. My gut feeling is Bengala gets the win her. He hasn’t seemed quite as good as he was on the indies before coming in, but the allure of Daga versus masked Ricky Marvin (versus Aerostar!) is too strong to pass up.

The rest of the show is kind of filler. La Anarquia versus Mexican Powers will surely end with something terrible happening to Steve Pain. The Relevos AAA is a Relevos AAA. The rudos won the last one on TV, so the tecnicos win this one. Space Cadets teaming against Super Fly, Carta Brava Jr. and Apache will be a good way to open it, and Super Fly needs a win somewhere here if we’re meant to take him seriously.

The big question for the night is ‘what’s the TripleMania main event?’ There are definitely matches AAA could run to fill up Arena Ciudad de Mexico in about 10 weeks time, but they haven’t overtly signaled any match. (It’s the opposite of CMLL, who signals they’re running about four different Anniversary main events and then may end up doing none of them.) AAA announced the Perro/Cibernetico hair match at the last major show before Rey de Reyes last year and strongly hinted at La Parka/LA Park and LA Park/Mesias in previous years. I think the cage match for control of AAA was made later in 2009, but that was a running storyline and that Rey de Reyes had the debut of Dr. Wagner to set up his title match with Mesias. This is the point in the AAA story where something happens – I have no idea what that is tonight.

Joaquin Roldan tells +LuchaTV that he’s always looking for AAA to have the best luchadors, so they had to get Myzteziz. Myzteziz is very happy to be in AAA, with old rivals and new challenges.

Other Stuff!

AAA says the top 3 matches from Celaya will air on their TV show later today. That leaves the women’s #1 contender’s match surprisingly off of TV for now – maybe it’ll turn up on YouTube later in the week? They may have other priorities today.

Amapola says felt she was getting stagnant, so winning the CMLL-REINA International title was what she needed. She hopes to break her world title defense record.

Doradafan has highlights of 04/26/14 CMLL

Rob has highlights of 03/11/14 CMLL.

Vangellys puts up his hair in Oaxaca versus Challenger Jr. this Sunday.

Diamante resurfaces – against Ultimo Guerrero and Misterioso back in la Laguna.

Segunda Caida reviews Week 6 of En Busca de un Idolo, finds the one good Super Halcon match.



CMLL (FRI) 06/13/2014 Arena México
1) Black Panther & Starman vs Akuma & Espiritu Negro
2) Acero, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Cavernario vs Dragon Lee [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Hechicero vs Cachorro [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Máximo, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
7) La Máscara & Rush © vs Negro Casas & Shocker [CMLL TAG]
Rush & La Mascara’s first defense.

Hmm, wonder what’s supposed to be the big singles feud in the main event. It’s subtle!

Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero again in the semimain. Maybe Ultimo Guerrero will be able to reveal the day of the week the mask match will happen.

Tercera should be good (and means Dragon Rojo is in the house to be a judge.) Minis match might be good. Akuma’s been better of late in the openers.