CMLL (TUE) 05/26/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Exterminador & Rey Trueno b Frezzer & Virgo
Rey Trueno replaced Joker. Rudos took 2/3.
2) Flash II, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. b Artillero, Maléfico, Súper Comando
Flash II replaced Flash I.
3) Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Virus b Fuego, Magnus, The Panther
4) Super Porky, Titán, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Volador Jr. DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Terrible fouled Atlantis.
CMLL Informa announced the teams for En Busca de un Idolo
Team Negro Casas: Delta, Canelo Casas, Blue Panther Jr., Guerrero Maya Jr.
Team Virus: Esfinge, Flyer, Disturbio, Bobby Zavala
The idea they were pushing is Negro Casas has a tougher draw, since he has the son of a rival, two established guys who may not take advice and his own nephew. Flyer, Disturbio and Zavala are currently already in Virus’ training class.
The teams structure seems pointless from the outside. Originally, the participants only fought luchadors on the other team in the first round, but the expanded field means everyone fights everyone else regardless of the team and about half of the matches are internal team fights. (The most sensible option would be something closer to En Busca de un Idolo, where each contender has a veteran mentor, but that maybe too hard to coordinate.) The concept is these luchadors will be training with the mentors, but we’re always only told that, never see it, and rarely see any signs of it.
They also interviews Zeuxis, who said she’d be back from injury the second week of June.
NJPW covered Naito joining the Ingobernables, wondering if it might affect his actions in NJPW. Running an angle for Japan with Naito and Sombra points to Sombra coming over to NJPW soon, probably for the G1. (It’s just as interesting that Rush wasn’t there, though he could’ve just been otherwise busy – or maybe the security guard wouldn’t let him in.) NJPW World also put up a section for Naito’s adventures in Mexico, so it’s likely other matches will be posted while he’s in CMLL.
CaraLucha held a press conference yesterday for their anniversary show Saturday. A Flamita video promo aired, warning Volador that he wasn’t the same kid he saw training in CMLL, growing a lot in his tour to Japan. Volador mocked this, saying he’d hadn’t seen more than 3 minutes of Flamita when he was training CMLL and while Flamita is good, Volador is better. Hechiero said he didn’t expect his match with Rush to a mat battle and was ready to prove to Rush he can do more than trade holds (a reference to a comment Rush made during Hechicero’s En Busca de un Idolo season.) Wasson and Aramis talked about their Bestiario final – will a guy in Joker makeup win a young stars tournament this week? They also had participants in the four faction apuesta match, with Yoruba saying fans shouldn’t be so sure one of the unmasked guys is losing their hair and no one being sure how the match is supposed to work.
In hype for Saturday’s ChilangaMask show, the Gemelo Fantasticos call the Traumas clowns. Those two teams had a hard hitting rivalry back in IWRG years ago, which got out of control at least once.
ChilangaMask also announced an all maestros trios match, with Judas, Jeque and Avisman versus Negro Navarro, Black Terry, Solar, on 06/21.
AAA’s preview of the trios title match at Verano de Escandalo lists the Electroshock, Hijo del Pirata Morgan, ??? (Kronoz unless something’s changed) trio as Holocausto. That name has been floating around for a while – it showed up in the Observer a while back – but hasn’t yet been used on TV much if at all.
Funcion Estelar has an interview with Ninja Turtle Leo, talking about his title match this Sunday with Imposible. He’s doesn’t have a plan to win yet, because Imposible can attack many different ways. Near the end of the interview, Leo admits he and the rest of the turtles were not happy with these characters, thinking they wouldn’t last. Instead, the fans got into it right away and they’ve established themselves. Leo likes being a children’s hero, saying it’s fabulous when the kids ask for a picture or an autograph or a hug.
Ripper vows to win the CMLL Light Heavyweight championship from Angel de Oro for Puebla, because Puebla deserves a winner. I wonder if the Arena Puebla crowd will end up supporting the local.
+LuchaTV has highlights of the Lucha Fan Fest: the Ninja Turtles in action, Dos Caras, Io Shairi, Vanely vs Brazo de Plata, Mayu Iwatani and Diosa Atenea and Mil Mascaras, Atlantis, Octagon vs Canek, Ultimo Guerrero and Fuerza Guerrera.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Highlight videos of Rey Astral and Komander, who are working that dark match on Saturday.
SuperLuchas looks back at Lobo Negro, who passed away 25 years ago yesterday and Andre el Gigante in Mexico in 1982.
Segunda Caida reviews the En Busca de un Idolo cibernetico.
Voices of Wrestling reviews this week’s Lucha Underground.
Apolo Valdes rated the Lucha World Cup 8.5 out of 10, hopes ACH, Galloway, Masamune, Hardy and Mundo return to Mexico.
Highlights of Tzuki & Pierrothito in action from Cicero last weekend.
There will be a lucha film festival in London on July 8, as an addition to the Santo/Cassandro shows there. They’ll be showing films with both of them.
Draztick Boy & Crazy Boy are headed to Costa Rica.