CMLL (MON) 02/09/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL, El Popular, Periodico Enfoque, Periodico Enfoque (Photos)]
1) Ares, Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Espacial b Asturiano, Black Tiger, Meyer
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Marcela b Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
Seductora was hurt.
3) Misterioso Jr., Olímpico, Sagrado b Blue Panther Jr., Dragon Lee, Tritón
Triton was hurt, though the knocked him off the stretcher and beat him up with it. Misterioso was wearing a half Tiger Mask for whatever reason.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Marco Corleone b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Thunder
El Popular lists this as a DQ win but no one else does.
5) Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora b Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Polvora got away with unmasking Mistico this time. Mistico demanded a singles match next week.
Everything that takes about a week in Japan takes about three in Mexico.
The only match CMLL built up for today’s Arena Mexico show was Triton vs Luciferno, based of Luciferno pulling of Triton’s mask last week. That match is not happening. Triton may or may not wrestle depending on how serious Monday’s injury was (he seems to be stretchered out only to return the next day a lot), but it’s Luciferno who’s definitely not wrestling: ghost squirrel Kamaitachi replaced him in the lineups CMLL sent out last night. The main event is still Angel de Oro, Dragon Rojo Jr. and Volador Jr. vs Hechicero, Polvora, Ultimo Guerrero, with the Panthers taking on Comando Boricua in the semimain. Leono replaces Oro Jr. in the segunda.
Other changes: On Friday, Thunder replaces Shocker. On Sunday, Maximo replaces Super Porky, Metatron replaces Robin and Stigma replaces Super Halcon. Terra is not advertising Sunday’s taping as airing; it may be, but I’m not 100% sure.
Guadalajara has the Valiente vs Felino match, which has been built up the last few weeks. It’s a singles match Valiente might actually win; he’s lost his six non-lightning singles matches. Valiente’s last win comes of Niebla Roja with October 2013 in this same building. That’s actually better than Felino, who last won a non-lightning single match in 2011 over Rey Bucanero by DQ early in their never ending feud. The main event is La Mascara, Marco, Maximo versus Rey Bucanero, Shocker and Terrible, and the stellar match of the night is Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., and Stuka Jr. vs Puma, Tiger and Virus.
I’m struggling to catch up with everything I need to today in real life, so some links and other content will show up in other posts later. I have about four things I’d like write about Lucha Underground, including posting results for both days, but just haven’t had the time. That stuff will show up this week. I’ll say this again later, but I’ll say it now too: it was a really fun experience, I’d learned some things, and I’d go every show if I could.
AAA officially announced Rey de Reyes as March 15th in Guadalajara on their website at 6pm. As Chui pointed out in the comments, this is not the usual Guadalajara (or Zapopan) facility AAA runs, but the Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso in the city itself. The press release lists only the Rey de Reyes final and the Fenix/Fantasma title match as the only set matches for the show so far, and is pretty firm on the title match being only those two people. On the other hand, there’s a tease of Alberto defending his title against Brian Cage. Cage is an unknown in Mexico, but it’d be a more interesting use of Alberto than being part of a big name tag match (and they’d still have plenty of names left over for that.) May just be reading too much into a couple of lines.
Kcidis draws the ending of the All Elite main event. That’s probably good enough for me, I don’t think I need to see it. The more I think about the CMLL/Terra relationship the less I actually understand it, but my guess is Terra’s got to be disappointed they didn’t broadcast the All Elite show. The only benefit Terra gets from the broadcast is driving people to their website, and that would’ve driven a lot more people to their website than the average Sunday (or Wednesday.)
Estrellita excitedly wrote about a project with TV Azteca today, which of course started people talking about CMLL getting on TV Azteca again. It’s always possible, but Azteca has used luchadors on other shows and this might just be one of those things.
Mr. Niebla says rumors of him being kicked out of CMLL are not true. Niebla hasn’t been booked since in FantasticaMania, though he explains it as being busy with indy work (and he has been working in indies.)
NJPW talks to Mascara Dorada about his transition to living in the NJPW dojo (by himself, no family), what he’s learning, and what he hopes to do (win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title and the G1, no big.) In a different post-match interview, Dorada talked about unifying the CMLL Welterweight title with the IWGP JH one. That’s unlikely to happen but would be a good idea.
RobViper has thoughts about last week’s Lucha Underground and CaraLucha and AAA TV, and music videos of AAA 10/10/14, 2015 Pequeno Reyes del Aire, and CMLL 10/14/14.
An Arena Queretaro promotion vs promotion show ended up with Ursus and Dance Boy challenging for title and mask matches.
Guerrerito del Futuro won a Copa Chicago featuring luchadors from four different local promotions.
This week’s Super Libre sounded frustrating. Satanico was among the guests.
Great promo for Ninja Turtles vs La Resistancia.
+LuchaTV talks to Maximo about his heavyweight title win. He believes his brother can be heavyweight champion too. Also, Pagano talks about his upcoming match against Nicho and Sombra making a challenge from the All Elite show.
The Puebla box y lucha commission will run a 02/15 free show, where names from the past will be brought back to be honored.
Relampago says he’s headed to the US soon. I appreciate the warning.