CMLL (FRI) 01/30/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Notimex]
1) Arkángel de la Muerte & Metálico b Esfinge & Soberano Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Virus
Money thrown in.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Negro Casas, Shocker, Thunder
Mascara beat Casas with a casita to give the Ingbernables the win. Sombra & Mascara demanded a title match.
5) Máximo b Terrible © [CMLL HEAVY]
Seconds were Volador, Comandante and Bucanero. Bucanero used a ref distraction to slip in and foul Maximo, Volador knocked Bucanero out of the ring and dove on him, and Maximo revenge fouled Terrible to beat him and win the championship. This is Maximo’s first singles title and he becomes the first exotico to win a CMLL singles championship. Maximo and Brazo de Plata are the first father/son combination to win the same Mexican world heavyweight championship. Terrible falls in his 9th defense, his first in 13 months, after being champion for 1125 days.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Mistica on UG. Tecnicos appeared to challenge for the trios championship, but it’s not reported in the recap.
Maximo talked about his win after the match. Terrib;e’s title reign seemed destined to end with Rush beating him from the very day Terrible won the title (by beating Rush in a tournament final), so Maximo winning it instead is a genuine surprise and probably points this being part of a bigger picture. There was heavy tease of Volador/Bucanero and Maximo/Terrible hair matches, and perhaps Maximo needed to get the big win here to set up a tag match between the four for Dos Leyendas. CMLL could do that, one of these two title matches, and maybe Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi, and that’s the normal top half of a card for a CMLL major show.
Mistico had been asked on Informa about the future of the Estetas trios now that Mascara Dorada is gone for a year. He pushed for his brother Dragon Lee to be brought up to the trio, but also mentioned Volador had an idea for a trio with himself and Valiente. Well, here it is. Mistico winning a trios title to be champion while being protected from having to do long singles matches is the best option at this point, just as before.
The fourth match was described as “high powered in the style of the Battle of Stalingrad.” I can’t recall ever hearing a match described that way before. It does read like they hit each other very hard, though it does not appear it lasted for months. I’m less certain about what’ll happen in that title match. Dr. Lucha’s column in this week’s Figure Four Weekly mentioned rumors of Rush’s returning taking a while; CMLL moving on a bit without him in both the tag and heavyweight title pictures also hints they don’t expect Rush back rather soon.
(Not that we all haven’t decided the All Elite/CMLL is weird already, but CMLL’s biggest draw is out for months due to an injury on an All Elite show leading to All Elite getting an even better deal is very atypical. The injury appear to be All Elite’s fault, but the blame usually falls on the indy promotion anyway.)
Money was thrown in the ring after the tercera. That’s a match location which rarely gets aired.
Rey Cometa says he underwent knee surgery today, repairing a ligament and meniscus. Cometa missed shows on the FantasticaMania shows with knee issues and was struggling in his match last Sunday trying to work thru it, so it’s not a surprise he needed medical help. The Arena Queretaro Facebook page mentioned Cometa was hurt again on Monday in Puebla and the surgery decision was made then. Triton takes Cometa’s place tonight in Queretaro, no word on the other shows or when Cometa will be able to return.
Mistico says his foot inflamed badly after his first match on FantasticaMania. The doctors want him to be careful but he just wants to wrestle.
Eterno says Arena Naucalpan is not big enough for himself and Chicano so he’s going to have to end Chicano.
Canis Lupus kept the CROC Heavyweight Championship over Guerrero Mixtico.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Segunda Caida reviews this past week’s Lucha Underground.
Blue Demon Jr. was in Yucatan for a tasting of his sponsored mezcal drink. Demon explained he originally had 200 bottles of the drink made up in celebration of his 25th Wrestling Anniversary and sent it to friends, who all asked where they could get more. He realized two things: people really liked it and a lot of his friends are drunks. (That was a joke.)
CMLL (FRI) 02/06/2015 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito
2) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
3) Blue Panther, Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
4) Máximo vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
5) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
rematch from previous Friday
6) Negro Casas & Shocker © vs La Máscara & La Sombra [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Casas fourth defense
Title match seems 50/50. Maybe the biggest arguement against is it would be odd for CMLL to have three title changes on three straight Fridays.
The Maximo/Bucanero lightning match would also feed into a tag team apuestas, to get the cross feuds going. A Volador/Terrible match would be fun, come to think of it.
Kamaitachi/Dragon Lee feud back in the tercera. This is a loaded card to have the other Panthers and Puma/Tiger in no change to air land, and a pretty good minis match for an opener.