CMLL Friday preview, Lucha World Cup Rest of the World team

CMLL has the Sky Team versus Hijos del Infierno as the main event. Luciferno says his trio is better than the Sky Team. That does not appear to be true, but I guess we’ll find out tonight. The match of more obvious interest is the semimain, with a incredible trios match of La Sombra, Niebla Roja, Ultimo Guerrero vs Dragon Rojo, Rey Escorpion, and Thunder. (Super) Rey Escorpion spent about 15 minutes of CMLL Informa buttering up Ultimo Guerrero, so he’s clearly up to something.

JCR mentioned there’s a press conference next week. There’s fill items to talk about: Naito coming in, possible new champions (Sugehit, Reyes del Atlantida), but a press conference usually means a match or tournament to build up and there’s no real sign of either. That semimain seems like the best bet to set up an apuesta match in the near future, but which one it’d be is not very clear. Rey Escorpion versus Ultimo Guerrero would be the slight favorite at this point.

enuhito’s post on the Lucha World Cup mentions the Rest of the World team will have members from South Africa, Puerto Rico and the UK. (NOAH’s post on the tournament says the same.) That likely means Angelico and Mesias, with the UK wrestler a bit more of a mystery. A strong candidate is Drew Galloway, the ex-WWE Drew McIntyre, who is a friend of Alberto el Patron. Both Galloway and Alberto have talked about bringing Galloway getting to AAA and this as good as a chance as any. Enuhito’s post also says there’s no announcement yet for PPV, but the hope is iPPV.

Lucha World Cup also announced Shuichi Nishinaga from NOAH will be part of the show as referee. I presume Maya & Tirantes will have to bring him up to speed on being chaotically evil.

DragonMania appears to be May 23rd, the day before Lucha World Cup. That’ll make for an eclectic group of wrestlers in Mexico City, and possibly some people working (or at least attending) both shows.

Milenio checks up on the local lucha libre commissions in La Laguna. It kind of goes how you’d expect. The Torreon one does some work, authorized some (but not all) of the shows and occasionally fine promoters, but isn’t doing all of the things it’s supposed to be doing. That’s better than the Gomez Palacio one, who’s alleged to be run by a man with no interest in wrestling, no interest in doing anything, and who lists the commission office as his home. They also mention there’s a man who was put on top of Arena Olimpico Laguna within six months of starting wrestling, because he’s basically paying for the spot. (They don’t give his wrestling name, and it’s not clear who this is based on the lineups.) The Torreon sports authority met with promoter last week about overhauling everything.

Segunda Caida has reviews of some good early January 2015 and Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero vs Satanico & Shocker.

SuperLuchas looks back at shows of April 23, 1989, including Rayo de Jalisco Jr. taking Super Halcon’s mask.

+LuchaTV has highlights of Porros vs Compadres Extremos vs Familia de Tijuana, Los Nerds vs Tortugas Ninjas, Lokillo vs Angel Jr. vs Psique, Black Fire y Slayer Pack vs Articuz & Lanzelot vs Chicano & Alas de Acero, Jonathan Greshman vs Rocky Lobo vs Septimo Dragon vs Drastick Boy, and Crazy Boy & Rey Capricornio vs Ciclope & Meido Extremo.

LV has reviews 04/18 AAA, IWRG 04/14, IWRG 04/20, and 04/22 Lucha Underground.

Aeroboy & Violento Jack talk about winning the X-LAW championship.

Dr. Cerbero wants a hair vs mask match with Brazo Jr.

Claro Sports has a video of Syuri as part of a series with Japanese wrestlers. Hope that means Kamatiachi next week.

The Cauldron has a What Is Luche Libre story. Arena Mexico is said to be in a “seedy part of Mexico City.” Nah. Seen worse.

An interview with Reina Dorada & Felina Metalica.

Jhonny Gonzalez’s next bout may be in Arena Mexico. If it happens, I hope he brings Sexy Star, Pentagon Jr., Konnan, Rey Misterio Jr., and every other AAA person who’s not busy that night to walk him to the ring.

2 thoughts to “CMLL Friday preview, Lucha World Cup Rest of the World team”

  1. I would say that the Rest of the World team sounds like the new Lucha Underground Trios Champions, only Son of Havok isn’t from the UK.

  2. So far we have 8 ex-WWE guys involved. Stupid for Team TNA to include Johnny Mundo, who isn’t even in TNA (it should have been Gunner). As far as Team Rest Of The World – If it is true about it being a Puerto Rican and a South African joining Drew Galloway – it doesn’t necessarily mean El Mesías & Angélico (probably will be). It could be Carlito Colón & PJ Black. That would make it 3 full teams of ex-WWE guys.

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