more random challenges, Estrellita beats Zeuxis to set up a Zeuxis title match (?)

Belgium/France’s Magnus (photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 11/11/2014 Arena México
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000 b Acero & Aéreo
Aereo was stretchered out after taking a Mercurio piledriver.
2) Magnus, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. b Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Lluvia b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Lluvia replaced Dark Angel. Tecnicas took 2/3, Estrellita pinning Zeuxis clean in the third – which somehow sets up Zeuxis getting a title shot.
4) Pólvora b Titán [lightning]  (posted by Doradafan)
Polvora won with an anti-air dropkick in six minutes, and said the same owuld happenon Sunday.
5) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Super Porky b Niebla Roja, Puma, Tiger
Tiger & Puma replaced Gran Guerrrero & Misterioso on Tuesday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Felino, Kráneo, Shocker b Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Dragón Rojo Jr.
Shocker replaced Mr. Niebla. Rudos took 1/3, Shocker using the ropes to beat Panther. Shocker, Felino and Panther made challenges.

Presumably everyone in the cage match knows they’re in and has been told just to challenge everyone else, because that’s the way it’s playing out. (That suggest someone’s actually worked this out in advance.) Felino’s my bet to lose the match hasn’t even been announced yet.

Estrellita beating Zeuxis makes absolutely no sense. I’d be willing to believe a CMLL referee screwed up but the photo shows Estrellita using her signature backslide bridge-ish move and that’s usually the finish.

CMLL (TUE) 11/11/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, Informador]
1) Évola & Infierno b El Divino & Metatrón
Rudos took 1/3
2) Esfinge, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Maléfico
Tecnicos took 1/3
3) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre, Virus
Tecnicos toko 2/3
4) Negro Casas b Máximo
Originally listed as a lightning match but they did three falls instead. Negro took 1/3 with Maximo injuring a knee in the third (but it did not sound serious)
5) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. DQ Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when UG fouled Atlantis & Mascara Dorada.

A bit announcing talking point is how some wrestlers reach even greater heights after losing their masks. It seems to be a belief of the programming committee as well, because almost every main event feud the last two months has revolved around Ultimo Guerrero in some way. That’s probably why they’re doing a cage match – ultimo Guerrero is so hot (at least in their minds) they might as well taking advantage of it by putting his hair on the line already. The by product has been stale top of CMLL especially if you’re not interested in a billion Ultimo Guerrero singles matches.

In possibly related news, CMLL is giving heavy promotion to a CMLL filled showed in Arena Olimpico Laguna this weekend.

The TV preview for Lucha Underground

In the main event, Fenix, Drago and Pentagon Jr. fight each other; Mascarita Segrada and El Mariachi face off; after Chavo explains himself, Konnan warns him that Mexico is coming; Mil Muertes fights Ricky Mandell.

All the matches are right there, no need to list them. This is episode 3, the one we’ve been holding out for since they taped it. The first two episodes have been significantly better than expected so it’s not as though this show needs to be a home run to save it or anything of the sort, but is the first big opportunity for Fenix, Pentagon and Drago to make a name for themselves in front of an English speaking audience. Everyone’s been super positive about this match and some of their ones to come, and I can’t wait to see it tonight.

Rob has highlights of 07/15/14 CMLL

DoradaFan has highlights of 08/19/2014 CMLL

Segunda Caida reviews 07/06/14 CMLL on LATV and Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza 01/22/2010.

The Ingobernables, Puma, Niebla Roja, Polvora and Fuego are all listed as guests on today’s CMLL Informa show. That’s a lot of people.

Poetico unmasked Drastico in Deportivo 11 de Julio (Pachuca), a rare case of an unmasked man beating a masked one in an apuesta match. Drastico is Ciristna Castro Garica.

Mini Charly Manson plans on beating Dinastia and getting the minis title back.

Hype for Sangre Azteca’s return.

Mesias sells a nutritional product.


IWRG (SUN) 11/16/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alfa & Sky Osana vs Anubis Black & Atomic Star
2) Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Septimo Dragon vs Apolo Estrada, Avisman, Hip Hop Man
3) Dr. Cerebro, Negro Navarro, Relámpago vs El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma I, Trauma II [super libre]
4) Eterno & Súper Nova vs Canis Lupus & Golden Magic [relevos suicidas, losers advance]
5) ? vs ??
it will be Super Nova’s mask vs Eterno’s hair or Golden Magic’s welterweight title versus Canis Lupus’s mask.
6) Hijo De Dos Caras, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Veneno vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Pirata Morgan, X-Fly

Rayo de Jalisco 36th Anniversary show.

The poster isn’t really specific on the relevos suicidas final happening on this show, I may have that wrong. (The poster actually makes it seem as though it’s a double apuesta tag match but that seems even less likely.)

No idea if that’s Sky Angel or a confusingly named new guy.

CMLL (MON) 11/17/2014 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Milenium, Robin vs Centauro de Fuego, Guerrero Espacial, Inquisidor
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Okumura
4) Máscara Dorada, Titán, Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Mephisto, Pólvora
5) Atlantis vs Shocker

why are there so many Shocker main events? Semimain and tercera look really good. Dragon Lee has leaped to #1 in the “who will eventually unmask Kamaitachi sometime in spring 2015” power poll.

CMLL (TUE) 11/18/2014 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Stukita vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Star Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Canelo Casas, Guerrero Negro Jr., Nitro
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Cancerbero, Raziel
4) Estrellita © vs Zeuxis [MEX WOMEN]
Estrellita’s sixth defense.
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Hombre sin Nombre
6) La Máscara, Super Porky, Titán vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja

La Mascara gets along with Super Porky, but does he get along with Titan? I dunno.

Zeuxis seems like a 60/40 favorite in the title match. Just a hunch.

CMLL (TUE) 11/18/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Brillante & Virgo vs El Chacal & Sádico
2) Leo, Omar Brunetti, Soberano Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Ráfaga
3) Delta, Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Thunder
5) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada vs Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero

Main event after Ultimo Guerrero fouled everyone (and Gran Guerrero got pushed to the main event for some reason.)

I feel like I’ve seen some iteration of that tercera something like 20 times in the last two months.

Is Marco going to be in the cage match?