Bucanero new champ, Sombra & Rush embarrass Los Traumas in CaraLuchas, flying turtles, Sabado retros

photo by Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)

CARALUCHAS (SAT) 03/07/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Amadeus & Magnetico b Lasser & Tanque Infernal
2) Kilvan, Rey Lobo Jr., Shadow, Yoruba b Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo
Said to be very good, money thrown in Leo gave Yoruba a Spanish Fly off the balcony onto everyone.
3) Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico b Arez, Belial, Impulso Black Terry Jr. (highlights) (posted by tvluchadelpasado)
Said to also be good.
4) Fly Star, Fly Warrior, Toxin Boy b Hellboy, Rayo Star, Tribal
Fly Warrior’s debut as a Kriminal Boy. Hell Boy replaced Sky Man.
5) La Sombra, Rush, Último Guerrero DQ Eterno, Trauma I, Trauma II Black Terry Jr. (highlights) (posted by tvluchadelpasado) The Gladiatores (highlights) (posted by alfonso lizarraga)
Sombra & Rush were DQed for fouling and unmasking the Traumas. The crowd showered the Ingobernables with cups after the match.

+LuchaTV has video of a Leo giving Yoruba that Spanish Fly off the balcony. The Gladiatores also has a clip of that same spot and highlights of the main event. Black Terry Jr. also has highlights of the main event, of the Neza Kings vs Indystrongibles semimain, and of a fight between fans. Rush & Sombra were their usual selves after the loss, but you can see the match left an imprint on them. The Traumas say they’re not scared of those twoEterno and Ultimo Guerrero wanted rematches. Eterno said he’d like to face Daga again, but Daga’s AAA and he’s an independent.

CMLL (SAT) 03/07/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Magnus b Inquisidor
2) Demus 3:16 COR Último Dragoncito
Dragonicto hit the floor hard on a corner moonsault and could not continue
3) Canelo Casas b Oro Jr.
4) Disturbio b Star Jr.
5) Okumura b Stigma
6) Dragon Lee & Fuego b Luciferno & Niebla Roja
Niebla Roja replaced Boby Zavala on Monday.
7) Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Terrible b Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Titán

Sunday was the International Day of Women, and Notimex interviewed Dark Angel about what it was like for a luchadora. She was critical of CMLL, feeling the women do the same job as the men but aren’t given the same opportunities.  The writer seemed to be suggested all female shows, but Dark Angel sounds more interested in better spots on the cards they already work. Dark Angel’s also disappointed with the smaller coverage for women’s wrestling, and that coverage focusing more on their looks than their skill.

CMLL (SUN) 03/08/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pierrothito b Fantasy & Último Dragoncito
Scheduled to be Pequeno Violencia’s first match since July (knee injury), but he was replaced by Mercurio. Ultimo Dragoncito, last seen getting carried out of Arena Coliseo after a bad moonsault landing less than 24 hours ago, replaced Stukita.
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. b Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Dark Angel, Marcela, Silueta b Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
Silueta’s first match here since September. Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr., Titán b Hechicero, Pierroth, Virus
Blue Panther replaced Dragon Lee on Monday. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Mephisto, Niebla Roja
6) Rey Bucanero b La Sombra [NWA LH]
Match for vacant title (Diamante Azul on long term hiatus). Sombra currently holds the NWA Middleweight Championship. Bucanero was the prior champion. Hechicero was Bucanero’s second and Mistico was Sombra’s second for reasons unknown to man. Sombra cheated to take the first fall by using the ropes, which caused Mistico to leave. Rey Bucanero used a Canadian Destroyer to win the second. The ref was knocked down in the third, Sombra fouled Rey Bucanero, but Bucanero pulled off Sombra’s mask and rolled him up to win the title.

I’m guessing the main event was OK. It basically already; this week’s 52MX match had their match from Guadalajara, which had those same exactly finishes. Nothing’s really accomplished by giving Bucanero the belt, but nothing was being accomplished prior. It’s a tidy zero sum game.

Something’s up with Alberto del Rio, though what exactly is going on is unclear. Today’s Wrestling Observer update says Alberto suffered a torn quad while wrestling in Mexico in Wednesday and worked a simpler match on the indies this weekend. Which is odd. As best I can tell, Alberto did not wrestle in Mexico on Wednesday; he didn’t wrestle at all since last weekend’s shows. He appeared to be moving around OK at the press conference Tuesday, so it doesn’t seem like he got hurt on those shows. MLW Radio’s podcast talked about this early on, with MSL & Court Bauer saying they thought it was a hamstring that was actually injured, and Konnan saying he knew nothing about it but that he was with Alberto on Wednesday (at a sponsors dinner) and looked fine there. I dunno. I’m sure Alberto is hurt, just the details are odd.

Konnan also mentioned the plan for the AAA international tournament is for it to be held in Mexico City and to become a yearly tournament. (Though, at the same time, he wasn’t sure about how many teams would be in it so this may just not be his department; he gave Dorian credit for the idea.)

Dark Angel pointed out the only main she’s been in was a 10 woman cage match. We’re so used to women being no higher than the fourth match that it doesn’t seem strange. If you take a step back and see that what CMLL is putting on top isn’t actually working for most shows right now, it seems strange they wouldn’t try something very different. A women’s title match has as much right to main event a Saturday or Tuesday as show any Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship match or men’s national title match, and maybe having something different might attract fans. I’d say the same for the minis too. It’s part of the general idea that different things need to be done in CMLL, but this one wouldn’t take much effort.

Vampiro helped a man having a seizure in McDonalds,

ChilangaMask added the Tigre Rojos vs Justiciero & Magnifico to it’s 04/12 show.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Saturday and the latest edition of the LuchaWorld podcast.

RobViper has a music video of 11/17/14 AAA TV in Leon and 11/11/14 CMLL.

Fuego en el Ring interviewed Kendra and Zeuxis.

Super Libre previewed Rey de Reyes.

SuperLuchas looks back a team of El Santo & Lou Thesz from a past March 7th and Black Man defending his lightweight title on the 8th,

Guardian Puroseu looks back at Villano III demanding five million pesos for a mask match with Solitario.