Sombra/Shocker, manta rays

Today’s CMLL show is headlined by La Sombra versus Shocker in a singles match. The same match took place in Puebla not long ago; I don’t recall seeing any reviews, but it’s got 3 Thumbs Up on YouTube. (Everything gets Thumbs Up on YouTube, it’s a self selecting viewership.) CMLL still needs to come up with things to do to build up Juicio Final in three weeks, and a finish that sets up a title match next week – either for the tag titles or for one of Sombra’s belts – seems to be the most advantageous.  Rush and Casas meet directly in the semimain and likely will be involved in the main event. Blanca & Marcela face off in the tercera and it also wouldn’t be a surprise to see Seductora and Sugehit be involved.

Earlier this week, I wrote Rey Escorpion was out due to a stinger. That was a bad translation. Rey Escorpion is out of action due to being stung by a manta ray. A) How does that even happen? B) Dragon Rojo needs to convince some tecnico to switch to a Manta Ray gimmick ASAP.

AAA’s annual pilgrimage to the Basílica de Guadalupe will take place August 13th, the Wednesday prior to TripleMania. The recent El Rayo, Vida de Lucha on that SLP’s promotion own pilgrimage was pretty good.

There’s a legends show tonight in Arena Queretaro with Los Dinamitas taking on Fantasma, Canek and Villano IV. The press conference include discussion from the original Rey Cometa and Furia Dorada about returning to those name for the night; they became Dragon de Oriente I and II in 1989.

LuchaWorld has a KrisZ’s news update.

Segunda Caida reviews a disappointing match with big names from a DragonMania. My description does not narrow it down.

Princesa Blanca & Seductora talk about their careers before their double apuesta match.

Lucha Libre In Japan

07/10 Stardom: Dr. Wagner Jr. [O], Mayu Iwatani, Kairi Hojo b Black Tiger [X], Takmui Iroha, Koguma


IWRG (WED) 07/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Sky Ángel vs Atomic Star
2) Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extremo vs Anubis Black & Matrix Jr.
3) Imposible & Metaleon vs Rayan & Spartan
4) Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic, Relámpago vs Canis Lupus, Danny Casas, Eterno
5) Fuerza Guerrera vs Veneno, Dr. Cerebro, Apolo Estrada Jr.

Main event is a four way.

indy (FRI) 07/25/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & William Rock vs Demonio Rojo & Évola
2) Mystique & Princesa Ahy Leen vs Estrella Explosiva & Star Fire
3) Leo & Omar Brunetti vs Jocker & Sádico
4) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
5) Gallo, Solar I, Super Astro vs Cavernario, Cesar Dantes, Scorpio Jr.
6) Hijo De Dos Caras, Mil Mascaras, Sicodelico Sr. vs Canek, Negro Navarro, Rey Bucanero

The lineup for the Mil Mascaras show. Hijo de Dos is close to a third the age of his partners. Dos Caras, Rayo de Jalisco Sr., Tony Benetto and Ringo Mendoza will also appear.