Ultimo Guerrero Universal champion again, Cometa/Cavernario?, CMLL wins in REINA

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 08/29/2014 Arena México [CMLLYahoo! Deportes
1) Disturbio & Guerrero Negro Jr. b Soberano Jr. & Star Jr. 
2) Kamaitachi, Okumura, Puma b Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Pegasso
Kamaitachi beat Dragon Lee with consecutive German suplexes 
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Fuego b Hombre Sin Nombre, Pierroth, Sagrado
Pierrothito came to the ring with Pierroth (normal) but stuck around and interfered in the match (abnormal). Tecnicos still won, with Sagrado and Angel de Oro still feuding. 
4) Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Valiente DQ Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
Cavernario fouled Rey Cometa. Mascara Dorada was stretechered out after a tope on Mr. niebla. 
5) Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión DQ Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rush
Rush tried to attack Negro Casas, but Casas moved and Rush ended up fouling Babe Richard instead. It was by accident, it was still a DQ, and it caused Rush to attack the ref after the fact. 
6) Último Guerrero b La Sombra [CMLL Universal, final]
Seconds were Rush & Hombre sin Nombre. Sombra took fall 1, Guerrero the second with Pulpo Guerrero, the third with Guerrero Special. He’s the first two time champion. UG declared the same thing would happen on the 19th to Atlantis.

What’s not been clear the last few weeks: Rey Cometa and Cavernario are feuding! They’ve been matched up on trios for the last month (except last week), including fighting after the match a couple weeks ago. They’re matched up in a lightning match next week, while CMLL is short at least one apuesta match for the Anniversary show. Could Cavernario and Cometa, hair vs hair, be happening on 09/19?

It’s not going to help sell tickets much if the feud is not advertised (isn’t that the entire point of CMLL Informa?), but it would be a quite a match and one where I’m not totally sure who would win.

Ultimo Guerrero bringing Hombre sin Nombre out as his second signals to me that they’re not even trying to keep his identity secret from the fans who pay close attention. Hope that means he can return to wrestling normally now.

Mistico was part of the announce crew last night.

AAA’s TV show will have the cage match and Psycho vs Texano today – and it’s already up on YouTube. That leaves the opener and the Copa TripleMania for next week. They’ve also separated out the videos which opened the show, the one for the Reinas de Reinas match, the intros for Psycho Clown and Texano Jr. and the cage match video. It got lost in everything else but the feud & entrance videos for this show were about ten times better than AAA has ever done, and better than WWE quality in a lot of cases. That was an amazing quantum leap, even if I don’t know why poor Saruman got beat up. I’m sure they’ll be back to a normal ad playing on a video board behind a wrestler when they get to Pachuca, but as far as a spectacular event, I bet that TripleMania is what Antonio Pena really dreamed of it being.

Chessman declares he’s on a five show winning streak, even though he hasn’t actually won almost all of those matches.

Rambo & Shu el Guerrero won the Trofeo Villano III via fouls in Arena Neza – then brawled with the actual Villano III. That was not the official prize.

Today’s the free AAA show (with ice cream purchase) in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera.

Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero will be live on Terra…for an interview, Wednesday afternoon.

Lucha Libre in Japan

08/30 REINA:

7) Silueta b Maki Narumiya (c) [REINA INTL JR] – title change! Silueta is the 6th champion, champion for the 3rd time.
8) Marcela (c) b Syuri [CMLL WOMEN] – middle rope Michinoku Driver? 11th known defense

Two for two for the CMLL luchadoras! They’re both headed back home now.


CMLL (FRI) 09/05/2014 Arena México 
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Canelo Casas, Súper Comando 
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Goya Kong vs La Comandante, Tiffany, Zeuxis 
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys 
4) Rey Cometa vs Cavernario [lightning
5) Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero 
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush

So if Rey Cometa and Cavernario – one spot higher than would normally appear – is the fourth (mask, women, opener) anniversary show match, could the main event be the fifth? That’s the national trios champions against their most natural challengers, two weeks out from the show. That’s pretty much exactly how CMLL title programs work and would get the Rush/Casas feud and all those guys on the card.

That leaves room for one more match, probably something with Volador, Dragon Rojo, Shocker and Rey Escorpion and two less certain spots. That tecnico spot is going to be rough – Maybe Mistico? Maybe Titan? Maybe Porky? – and the rudo spot isn’t any more clear.

Sexy Team gets it’s first match as a full trio since MARCH.