Tonight is CMLL’s Juicio Final. Rush and Ngero Casas finally meet in a hair match after building towards it for more than a year. It’s lately felt like they may have waited too long to do it, but the fans did seem very into the feud during the tag team title match which aired in the past week. This might be one of the best matches of the year, and it’s definitely going to be one of the most heated. The Arena Mexico crowd should be totally behind Negro Casas, rooting him to a win they don’t believe he can actually get, and the match will work around how close Casas can come to that win.
The other apuesta match on the show is Seductora & Princesa Blanca versus Marcela & Princesa Sugehit. Both Blanca versus Marcela and Blanca and Sugehit would’ve been more attractive matches. There’s no reason for Seductora to be here except she has a mask she can lose (which is not much of a reason) and CMLL hasn’t done anything to suggest she could win. Lucha libre has a history of drawing around big matches with very obvious outcomes (every Santo/Hijo del Santo apuesta match), but a bad turnout here might suggest they did the very obvious outcomes with the wrong people.
The third big match on the show is another Volador/Sombra match. This one might work a little better because the other matches will force them to compress their usual match a little bit – there shouldn’t be as much time for unending cliched near fall spots. Volador winning would give him a birth in the Universal tournament and seems like the most likely outcome.
The most important decision on the show is not either of those two apuesta results, at least in the short term, but what they do about the Anniversary show. This is the very obvious moment to announce the date of the show and the main event, but sometimes CMLL failsy to do the very obvious.
Ticketmaster shows the most expensive seats and the cheap seats CMLL usually sells first (directly in front of and behind the entrance) generally sold out. They’re selling more on the sides than a normal show, but there’s still a lot of tickets available. I’ve never looked at the ticket sold map before for a big show, so I’m not sure if it’s bad, good or no different than normal.
Rush repeats that Negro Casas is the last hair he wants, and he’s going after masks since. He makes sure to bring up Casas has beat him for the tag and trios titles in the last few months, but it’ll be different in an apuesta match.
CMLL’s preview for tonight’s show reveals Mascara Dorada will replace Titan in the semimain tonight. Titan posted on Facebook that he has a foot injury.
There’s a video interview with Aerostar from July 13th where it appears he knew he wasn’t in the cruiserweight title match. Which means they had about 18 days (and a TV taping) where they could’ve come up with a reason to explain it and they don’t feel like it.
LuchaWorld has Alfredo’s more positive take on the TripleMania lineup.
Rob has highlights of 05/09/14 CMLL.
Segunda Caida reviews Dr. Wagner Jr., Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Tarzan Boy, Último Guerrero.
Latin Lover is listed on 08/22 Tijuana poster, but it’s possible he may just be appearing and not wrestling. It’s vague on who’s actually in that main event but it looks like it’s other six guys listed at the top.
The 09/20 ChilanagaMask show in Arena Roberto Paz will include local wrestlers along with the usual ChilangaMask crew.
Estrellita defends the Mexican’ Women’s championship against La Comandante in REINA on 08/10.
indy (SAT) 08/30/2014 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca, Ciudad México, Distrito Federal
1) Dragón Oriental & Nahual vs Chacal & Príncipe Azteca
2) Huracan Ramirez Jr., Skayde, Turbo vs Histeria II, Oriental, Súper Bólido
3) Esther Moreno, Lady Apache, Yuca La Potranquita vs Lola Gonzalez, Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno
4) Groon XXX, Hijo De Dos Caras, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Hijo De Universo 2000, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000, Veneno vs Cachorro Mendoza, Canek, Heavy Metal, Solar I
This is billed as a Ringo Mendoza tribute show – so is this the Arena Coliseo moved? They’ll also have 4 MMA bouts, which strikes me as totally mistaking the audience for this sort of event.