CMLL (SUN) 04/05/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el RIng]
1) Relampago & Satara b Brillante & Linterna Verde Jr.
Linterna’s (from Arena Jalisco) debuted in a loss.
2) El Chakal & El Gitano b Nube Roja & Toro Negro
The old Nube Roja returning for the first time since 2011, with a new Toro Negro. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Demonio Maya, Demonio Rojo, Évola b El Divino, Frezzer, Virgo
Virgo is going for Demonio Maya and the middleweight title, but Evola distracted the ref and Maya pulled Virgo’s mask to roll him up for the pin.
4) Leo, Omar Brunetti, Pepe Aguayo b Furia Roja, Pitbull I, Pitbull II
Tecnicos took 1/3. Furia Roja replaced Gran Eku. Story is everyone is gunning for Pepe Aguayo. Pepe beat Pitbull II for the win.
5) Exterminador & Maléfico b Forastero & Gallo and El Cuatrero & Sansón and Flash I & Flash II
Cuatrero & Sanson were out first, followed by Gallo & Forastero, then the Flashes, leaving Exterminador & Malefico the winners.
indy (SUN) 04/05/2015 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Mini Difunto b Mini Big Neurosis
2) Bestia I & Bestia II b Baby Chavez & Sexy Piscis
3) Centauro, Demenzía, Gato Fantasma b Ninja Jr., Obsesión, Super Jack
4) Epydemius b Extreme Tiger, Dralion, Kaientai, Rico Rodriguez, Galactar[LyC CRUISER]
New title. Idea was winners of different qualifying matches (Tiger, Epydemius, Dralion, Kaientai) would advance to the final. Kaientai won one of the matches last Sunday, but did it by pinning Rico while using the ropes. Rico argued his way to getting in the match anyway. Galactar was added for no particular reason. Good match, Epydemius beating Kaientai with a 450 splash.
5) Blue Demon, Hombre Sin Miedo, Silver King b Hijo del Ninja, Humberto Garza Jr., Ultimo Ninja
Hombre sin Miedo replaced Silver King. Total brawl. Ninjas took 2/3, the last with Humberto using the ropes to beat Silver King. King, who had previously tried a foul to win, complained bitterly about the result and refereeing. Challenges followed.
Attendance wasn’t as high as the previous shows under this brand, but still good.
CMLL (MON) 04/06/2015 Arena Puebla [El Popular, Periodico Enfoque]
1) Black Tiger & Zaeta Roja DQ Ares & Hijo del Signo
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Súper Halcón Jr. b King Jaguar, Policeman, Toro Bill Jr.
King Jaguar was hurt
3) Marcela b Syuri [lightning]
Syuri’s first loss on this tour.
4) Bárbaro Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Pólvora b Ángel de Oro, Stigma, Stuka Jr.
Polvora defeated Angel de Oro.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Mistico submitted Ultimo for the win.
The weekly list of CMLL cards reappeared on Terra this week, bringing the usual bit of subs. Not sure what the deal is with Dragon Rojo, who’s off of Tuesday’s show (Stuka Jr. in) but in on Friday (Brazo de Plata out); can’t just be injury. Pequeno Violencia is still not ready to come back from his knee injury, Mercurio will replace him tonight, and Pequeno Nitro takes Mercurio’s place on Sunday. Angelito replaces Stukita tonight, Pierrothio replaces Pequeno Universo on Friday.
Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event gives a chance to Dragon Lee & Kamaitachi. The unmasked Kamaitachi teams with Euforia & Negro Casas versus Dragon Lee, Stuka Jr., La Mascara. Like a lot of the matches tonight, it has a chance to be good, but it’s not certainty. Tonight’s lightning match, Virus versus the Panther, is worth seeking out when it gets placed on YouTube.
SuperLuchas notes yesterday was the 29th anniversary of the death of El Solitario.
DJ Spectro looks back at El Santo vs El Gladiador.
Lucha Libre in Japan
NJPW announced Naito would be headed to Mexico on May 23rd for about a month. This is after the shows he’s working in the US for ROH. It’s also during NJPW’s Best of Super Juniors, where Naito wouldn’t be doing much or anything at all, so it makes sense for someone to come over.
NJPW has also announced their annual G1 heavyweight tournament would take place from July 20 and August 16th. Just like the Best of Super Juniors, that would make sense as a time where NJPW junior heavyweights might be dispatched to Mexico; if Mascara Dorada is going to be back in CMLL any time soon, it’d be during that time period. It kind of would make a lot of sense for CMLL to hold the Universal tournament during that period – but it appears the G1 field will be larger this year, which means Rush and/or Sombra are probably going to be involved (and wouldn’t be around to take part.
A few English speaking people watching the show got the impression Alberto el Patron was announced for the show, but I couldn’t find any one in Japan saying that and NJPW hasn’t said that; someone probably misheard something. It would be big news if he was in the tournament.
CMLL (FRI) 04/10/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Alteño & El Tapatío vs El Piraña & Satara
2) El Divino, Frezzer, Índigo vs El Chakal, Évola, Gran Kenut
3) Virgo vs Demonio Maya [lightning]
4) Flash I & Flash II vs Exterminador & Maléfico
5) Esfinge, Magnum, Omar Brunetti vs Jocker, Ráfaga, Sádico
Semimain follows up on the four way final from this week. Main event has a lot of younger guys who aren’t usual main event types.
CMLL (MON) 04/13/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs El Malayo & Guerrero Espacial
2) Astral, Astro, Eléctrico vs Espíritu Maligno, Pierrothito, Saurón
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Luciferno, Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo vs Kráneo, Rey Escorpión, Ripper
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Shocker
Polvora/Angel de Oro last night seemed like it might be starting a feud, but that’s dropped. Not a lot going on here.