Cavernario unmasks Black Metal, XMW, Coliseo

XMW (SAT) 06/21/2014 Arena Fusion, Jardines de Morelos, Estado de México [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Dollar b ?
other participants not listed.
2) Chika Yeye b Centella, Demasiado, Legendario, Obscuro, Mixus, Kilvan, Medieval, Emperador Azteca
Emperador Azteca and Chika Yeye (who beat fellow exotico Demasiado to win) replaced Toxin Boy.
3) Kronoz & Tornado b Fly Star & Toxin and Metaleon & Wason and Centvrión & Fulgor I and Fly Metalik & Wotan
No Saruman, so Fulgor teamed with Centvrion instead and Toxin Boy teamed with Fly Star. Tornado & Kronoz beat Centvrion & Fulgor for the win. Wotan and Fly Star are headed to a mask match.
4) Yoruba b Mamba © [XMW JH]
Yoruba won the title.
5) Daga, Fenix (AAA), Soul Machine Rocker, Toscano b Belial, Fly Warrior, Impulso, Mr. Leo
AAA vs XMW. Toscano bled from the mouth and from cut behind one of his ears.
6) Arez © b Pentagón Jr. [PDM LH]
Pentagon dominated the match, but Mamba interfered to help Impluso keep the title. Mamba ran in after to even the odds and set up a tag match.
7) Ludark Shaitan b La Magnifica
bloody hardcore match

Note XMW wrestlers went 2-1 over AAA wrestlers. This was third 3rd Anniversary show.

CMLL (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Ángel del Mal & El Yaqui b El Ídolo & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Explosivo & William Rock b Évola & Jocker
tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Acertijo & Demonio Rojo b El Brillante & Virgo
Rudos took 1/3, Demonio Rojo sneakingi n a foul on Brillante.
4) León Blanco, Sky Kid, Smaker b Magnum, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Tencicos took 1/3.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Titán b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero
Tecnicos took 2/3. Mr. Niebla replaced Negro Casas (who was at the beach)
6) Black Metal L GalloCavernarioRey CometaBoby ZavalaSádicoEsfingeDemonio Maya [cage, hair, mask]
Black Metal lost his mask to Cavernario. No name announced.

Big weekend for Cavernario. He won En Busca de un Idolo, and then won a mask. It was Metal who came with Cavernario for their Mexico City debuts, a year ago Monday. Cavernario looked good, Metal struggled, and their careers have gone in different directions since before crossing paths one more time here. I’m surprised Black Metal lost his mask when he was still trying to get into the main roster; maybe he’s getting a new character? Maybe plans changed.

I’d assume we get a Black Metal name later.

CMLL (SUN) 06/22/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Magnus & Metatrón b Camorra & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Angelito, Bam Bam, Eléctrico b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
Tecnicos took 2/3, Bam Bam dropping Pequeno Nitro on his head for the win. Nitro was strechered out after the piledriver.
3) Metálico, Raziel, Virus b Dragon Lee, Fuego, Oro Jr.
Dragon Lee replaced Pegasso. Rudos took 1/3, Metalico focusing on Oro and taking his mask after teh match.
4) Blue Panther b Ephesto [lightning]
Said to be excellent technical match. Panther won in 9 minutes.
5) Kamaitachi, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Kamaitachi beating Delta after an Okumura distraction.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Máximo, Super Porky, Volador Jr.
Rojo snuck in a foul on Volador.

Terra feed never worked during the show. There was an explanation of technical problems. I asked if they would reair the show at some later date – they said they’d ask. It would’ve been a really frustrating evening if it was a more interesting card and if I wasn’t already watching World Cup anyway.

Semimain seems like a sure set up to a Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship match. Okumura seems like the only one interested in challenging for those. Main event might go somewhere too, but seems less likely.

Solar, Huracan Ramriez, Fantasma defeated Blue Panther, Pirata Morgan and Negro Navarro in Tijuana.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a review of the En Busca de un Idolo tournament final.

Rob has highlights of 03/29/14 AAA and 08/31/01 CMLL, which is the first lucha show I ever recapped.

Super Libre had Mephisto & Titan as guests.

Vice writes about lucha libre and Masked Republic’s show back in April. Both Casandro and someone named Dr. Lucha get quoted.

Lucha Libre in Japan

06/22 NOAH: Kenou [O] & Hajime Ohara b Rocky Lobo & Jinzo [X] – debut match, not part of the tournament (but they probably would win if they were meant to be a threat.) I hope Lobo & Jinzo get something out of the experience. I wouldn’t have a lot of hope for them to get a lot in the win column.

NJPW used a CMLL-style (Alexis Salazar created) cartela as an alternate program to their PPV this weekend.




CMLL (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Leono vs Akuma & Espanto Jr.
2) Flyer, Sensei, Star Jr. vs Artillero, Guerrero Negro Jr., Hooligan
3) Oro Jr., Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Metálico, Skándalo
4) Máximo vs Felino [lightning]
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Okumura
6) Stuka Jr., Titán, Volador Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión

Volador & Dragon do continue, as does the tag feud and Oro/Metalico. Maybe a couple big Sundays coming up. (Looking forward to Oro vs Metalico hilariously taking place on 08/17!)

CMLL (SUN) 06/29/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Marvel vs Relampago Azul
2) Índigo & William Rock vs Furia Nazi & Satara
3) El Brillante vs Demonio Rojo
4) Exterminador, Leo, León Blanco vs Espectrum, Infierno, Sádico
5) Solar I & Valiente vs Negro Casas & Negro Navarro
6) Cavernario & Mr. Niebla vs Cachorro & La Máscara


Navarro & Solar visit again. (Not a TV show.) Not sure why Cachorro is teaming with Mascara, but maybe Mascara will be in a good mood.