Today has the second block of CMLL’s Copa Junior VIP. CMLL posted an interview with Delta and Stuka talking up their chances of winning. They believe they have a chance of winning. This is a mistaken belief. Other people who are not going to win include Euforia, Puma, and Super Porky. The three people with a chance to advance are Rush, Sombra and Maximo. My hunch is now that Maximo is going to win, but the only thing I’m certain of is Rush and Sombra will start fighting for no apparent reason during this match. The actual main event is Mephisto, Thunder, Ultimo Guerrero vs Diamante Azul, La Mascara and Volador, as CMLL continues the strange Volador/Thunder feud (though at least they found Volador someone to feud with who will actually get booed.)
Random fact: Delta or Stuka is the line of demarcation for being able to find tecnico masks around lucha shows. You can find Delta and Stuka masks, but good luck trying to find anyone lower on the card than them. Maybe you can get Trition masks because he’s got a good design, but don’t be holding your breath for, say, Cachorro masks just yet. And it’s a much higher line on the rudo side: I don’t recall a Euforia mask the entire time we were there.
The Wrestling Observer says it’s own report that Hernandez was off of Lucha Underground “appears to be incorrect.” They say he was pulled from last week’s tapings but may return. Tomorrow’s Lucha Underground taping, with matches for two shows including a battle royal, would seem to include every healthy body on the roster so we’ll surely see Hernandez if he’s around. Fenix is already back in Los Angeles; Lucha Underground seems to be flying in people a day or so ahead of the tapings, which hasn’t been what the AAA Mexico promotion has been doing. (They might be taping out of the ring stuff already.) Super Fly’s also at the tapings.
A 10/01 show with CMLL wrestlers was canceled at the last minute in Celaya with no real explanation.
DoradaFan has highlights of 07/15/2014 CMLL.
This week’s GALLI show has a GALLI vs rival Chicago lucha promotion ELLMEX trios match.