Cara Lucha (SAT) 05/30/2015 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
CaraLucha 1st Anniversary
1) Principe Diamante & Tribal b Atomic Star & Látigo
2) Aramis b Wasson [Bestario I]
Aramis won the match, but the winner of the tournament was up to the voters. Aramis scored a 9 from Flamita, 9 from Rafeal el Maya, 9 from Black Terry Jr., 10 from a fan and 9 from CaraLucha for a total of 46. Wasson scored a 10, 9, 9, 9, 10 for a 47, winning by 1 point.
3) Wotam b Imposible, Dinamic Black, Hombre Bala Jr.
Fought to first fall, with Wotan beating Dianmic BLack.
4) Eterno b Aero Boy
Eterno won via Styles Clash
5) Andy Boy L Fly Star and Toxin Boy and Kilvan and Rey Lobo Jr. and Yoruba and Danger King and Guerrero Mixtico and Rayo Star and Sky Man [mask, hair,cibernetico, winner escape]
Cara Lucha settled on a winners escape cibernetico for the rules – you left the match by beating someone. Yoruba beat Andy Boy to take Andy Boy’s hair.
6) Rush b Hechicero
Rush Driver for the win
7) Titán & Volador Jr. b Bestia 666 & Flamita
CMLL team won. Volador and Flamita made singles match challenges.
Main event was said to be great, with the semimain strong and other matches on the show very entertaining as well. +LuchaTV has clips of the Bestario I tournament. The guy who won being declared the loser is the expected outcome when there are judges and also why I hate this bit. Bring on 13 weeks of En Busca de un Idolo.
Chilanga Mask (SAT) 05/30/2015 Gimnasio GFL, San Mateo Atenco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV]
1) Casanova vs Meteoro, Puereza Guerrera
2) Alas de Acero & Aramis b Dragon De Fuego & Resplandor Negro
3) Arez, Belial, Impulso b Iron Kid, Principe Pantera, Volátil
Iron Kid, Alas de Acero and Aramis (making it here from CaraLucha!) joined forces to attack the Indystrongtibles,
4) Astro Rey Jr. b Fulgor I © and Psycko Kid [EDM WELTER]
Astro Rey won the title back.
5) Boomerang & Negro Navarro b Black Terry & El Resplandor
6) Trauma I & Trauma II b Belial & Gemelo Fantastico I
Belial replaced Gemelo II (injury)
ChilangaMask added Super Muneco & Super Pinocho vs Teelo & Leo to their 06/21 show, a battle of children’s heroes.
CMLL (SUN) 05/31/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Acero & Aéreo b Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Okumura, Virus b Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., Tritón
3) Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper b Blue Panther, Fuego, Titán
Fuego replaced Super Porky on Tuesday. Olimpico’s return – his dancing show wrapped up.
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragon Lee, Mistico b Ephesto, Kamaitachi, Mephisto
Angel de Oro replaced Valiente on Tuesday. Mephisto argued he kicked out before the finish, and so did the fans. Mistico offered a fourth fall, but it did not take place.
5) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Naito b Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero
6) Negro Casas b Volador Jr. © [NWA WELTER] 6) Volador Jr. © b Negro Casas [NWA WELTER]
Volador’s 3rd defense. Negro jumped Volador before the pre-match photographer and took fall 1. Volador took fall 2 with a backcracker, then beat Negro with his own casita to win the match.
Last week’s Casas/Volador match did not run long – Claro Sports was a 4 match show, and it wasn’t the longest match. This week’s doesn’t sound like it went a lot longer.
AAW announced they’ll have Fenix & Pentagon Jr. in on their 11/28 show in Cicero. I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to the Last Real Heel’s interview with Angelico, but I’m told Angelico mentions he’s available to be booked in the US too. These, and the Team AAA appearance at CHIKARA’s King of Trios, aren’t meant to be exceptions. I’m told AAA is open and interested in getting their guys bookings on the US indies right now. They’re probably thinking mostly the guys who have worked on Lucha Underground (who would mean more in the US and would have papers to get into the US) and it’s probably still tricky to for a foreign promotion and a US one to work together, but there’s an emphasis on trying to get the AAA guys bookings.
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara announced they’d be on back on local TV starting next week. They’ll air Saturdays on local Canal 4 (a Televisa affiliate) at 9pm. The ad indicates it’ll be Tuesday matches. That’s probably the matches which have aired on 52MX previously. Perhaps that means whatever shift CMLL is making with TV will go down next weekend.
Estadio Deportes has Friday post match interviews from Arena Mexico. Euforia & Ultimo Guerrero were completely baffled by Thunder’s behavior, but haven’t totally given up on him. Thunder insists he has no problem with the Guerreros, but Rush is his and his alone. Niebla Roja & Gran Guerrero were happy with Ultimo Guerrero’s surprise run-in on their match, and Gran Guerrero talked about an apuesta match.
SuperLuchas looks back at Canek vs Billy Robinson, the rematch.
Rob has highlights of 02/06/15 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
LV’s reviews include the Lucha World Cup and a ton of lucha TV. I can’t believe I got someone to watch the random San Luis Potosi lucha I found.
This week’s +LuchaTV is up.
Lucha Libre in Japan
05/29 NJPW: Barreta  b Barbaro Cavernario 
Neither had tournament matches on 05/30 or 05/31. The 05/30 show was supposed to have Mascara Dorada vs face Alex Shelley in what might have been one of the highlights of the tournament. Cavernario’s singles match on the 29th and his non-tournament tag match on the 30th were both fun, and he’s had a strong tour. Figure on him getting a return trip. The next show is 06/02, with both luchadors