Volador versus Sombra (once again), TGR

CMLL (FRI) 04/03/2015 Arena México [@naoki909 , CMLL]
1) Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito b Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
Tecnicos took 1/3
2) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Syuri b Dalys, La Comandante, La Seductora
dropped to the second match. Tecnicas took 2/3.
3) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
moved up to tercera. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Rey Escorpión b Valiente [lightning]
Escorpion won via Aguijon Mortal
5) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo
Rudos are now Terriblemente Guapos y un Rey and were wearing TGR shirts. Rudos took 1/3 and beat up KeMonito after the match.
6) La Sombra, Negro Casas, Rush DQ Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
Euforia replaced Thunder. Team Sombra took 1/3, the last with Sombra tossing his mask to Volador JR.

Thunder doesn’t show, so CMLL goes to it’s consent bailout move: more Volador/Sombra.

Not really sure what giving new t-shirts is going to do for Terrible, Bucanero and Shocker that the last few months of pushing has not. CMLL needs new people in the top mix but are clearly uninterested. Because this is we are in 2015, the first thing I did was search to see if there’s some supplement named “TGR”. (Not as far as I could find.) In an interview with Estadio Deportes, TGR declared they were against everyone, tecnico or rudos, making them exactly like the Ingobernables, the Electroshock trio, the Hellbrothers and every single other rudo faction to form in the last couple of years.

CMLL already has highlights of the show up.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update from Friday.

SuperLuchas looks back at a past April 4th Arena Mexico show with two big title matches and a a tag hair match.

Llaves Y Candados shows of it’s new Cruiserweight championship belt.

Alfonso Morales sticks up for Leo Riano and rips Rey Bucanero in his column.

Lucha Libre In Japan

04/01 Wrestle-1: Hijo del Pantera beat Andu Wu to advance to the semifinals of the W-1 Crusierweight Championship. Pantera moves on to face Minoru Tanaka, where he’ll be a significant underdog.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 04/10/2015 Arena México
1) Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Puma, Tiger
3) Syuri © vs Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
Syuri’s 3rd defense
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Super Porky vs Gran Guerrero, Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
6) Volador Jr. vs La Sombra

CMLL video preview.

La Sombra vs Volador Jr. singles matches by year (in any venue)

2: 2010
1: 2011
3: 2012
8: 2013
4: 2014
1: 2015

This’ll be #20. It’s only the 12th in Arena Mexico. (Sombra leads 6-4-1)

This is the first CMLL Women’s title match in Mexico since 2013. There’s been four title matches in Japan in that time. Usual practice is Marcela wins the title back here, though that feels even more underwhelming than usual.

04/03 AAA TV Results (Xalapa)

AAA TV (FRI) 04/03/2015 Deportivo Colon, Xalapa, Veracruz [AAA]
1) Gotita de Plata, Niño Hamburguesa, Pasion Kristal b Belial, Carta Brava Jr., El Apache
Pasion Kristal replaced Pimpinela (injury). Super Fly bled from the nose from something in this match.
2) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Súper Fly b Australian Suicide & Dinastía
Dinastia replaced Super Nova, but lost to Super Fly’s triple powerbomb.
3) Bengala & Drago b Daga & Joe Lider
4) Fénix b Hijo del Fantasma
Turned into a singles match – Psycho Clown would later appear to explain he could not wrestle due to the injury he suffered in SLP and Pentagon Jr. was added to the main event. Fenix avenged his loss in Guadalajara by using his new Busca Suenos move again.
5) Aerostar, Blue Demon Jr., La Parka b Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
6) El Patrón Alberto, Murder Clown, Myzteziz b El Mesías, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr.
Texano Jr. & Murder Clown were added to the match. Alberto submitted Mesias.

Show began with another tribute to Perro Aguayo Jr., as in San Luis Potosi.

Lucha Underground posted their tribute to Perro Aguayo Jr. from the day after his passing. It’s very well done, and it’s very hard to watch. Just even writing a post after watching that seems cold.

Air Date: I’m lost here. Rey de Reyes would normally be a two week show, but it may have been cut to one week. Today’s show airs pretty much every important match from the show: only the Hell Brothers vs La Parka/Jack/Angelico match didn’t air and they’ve got plenty of those. It it is one week, then this airs April 25th and May 2nd. If it’s not, it’s one week later.

Main event is a small tell about where people are ordered on the rudo side now. Alberto wasn’t going to lose two straight TV tapings and probably needed to get a win. They picked Mesias to take that loss and not Texano Jr. (Pentagon was presumably needed to catch some Myzteziz move before the finish.) It’s still early.

Fenix versus Fantasma got good reviews and seems like it should be happening one more time for the title after this result. Fenix getting a new move plays off his old move not being enough to beat Fantasma.

Next taping is ???