CMLL (FRI) 06/12/2015 Arena México [@TKD_117, CMLL]
1) Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico b Stukita & Último Dragoncito
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Okumura b Oro Jr., Sensei, Soberano Jr.
3) Brazo de Plata, Pegasso, Tritón b Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
Brazo de Plata replaced Fuego on Monday.
4) Flyer b Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
Disturbio’s first win. Ultimo Guerrero was guest judge. Disturbio scored a 5 (UG), 6 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker), 4 (Tirantes) for 21. Flyer scored a 4, 6, 5, 3 for 18.
5) Blue Panther Jr. b Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
Panther is now 2-0. Blue Panther scored a 7 (UG), 8 (Gladiador), 6 (Shocker), 5 (Tirantes) for 26. Esfinge got a 6, 8, 8, 10 for 32 (which seemed strangely high.)
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
straight falls, Thunder fouling UG in the third.
7) La Sombra, Naito, Rush b Diamante Azul, Valiente, Volador Jr.
Originally scheduled to be the Ingobernables vs the Hijos del Avernos, with the tecnicos being subbed in on Monday. Sombra snuck in a foul on Volador.
Did not see show, but the first two matches sound like they were good. (Flash died on me during the entrances for the second match, so I didn’t get the rest of the show. Feel lucky I got as much as as I did.) Main event looks pretty good in the clips, but they don’t show the finish. The semifinal video package makes it clearer the Revolucionarios were DQed in both falls.
Flyer had the lowest judges total in the first round, had the lowest total last night, and is 0-2. Not looking good already. Esfinge won the week 1 poll and got the highest judges score so far.
CMLL’s also uploaded the Angel de Oro vs Ripper title match from Arena Puebla from 06/01.
Sabado Retros has Rey Bucanero, Terrible, and Shocker vs Brazo de Plata, Maximo, Atlantis and the women’s cibernetico where the winner gets a title shot next week.
Verano de Escandalo is tomorrow in Monterrey. I wrote a preview of the show over on Voices of Wrestling. As noted there, it appears the reason why Electroshock & Hijo del Pirata Morgan are listed as teaming with a mystery partner on that show and future ones is because Kronos is out hurt. Arez, who’s Kronos’ cousin, posted a photo of what he says is Kronos in a giant leg cast (and Arez helpfully offering to slice it open with a machete.) No idea on the exact injury or how long he’ll be gone, both which will affect the decision on what to do about a replacement. It’s unfortunate time for Kronos to be unable to wrestle after months of him not actually wrestling, but maybe he’d been battling the issue for a while and that’s why they weren’t booked together.
Tickets are still available for VdE. A lot of tickets. You can look at the ticket map thru the online ticket buying site, and find plenty of sections with almost no one or no one at all. It looked about 25% full, give or take 10%, when I went thru it on Friday – and that’s with a quarter of the building closed to be used for production. It should get a bit better by Sunday, but it seems unlikely to be a ‘good’ turnout. I’m not sure if it’s the local promotion (and the local counter promotion), the TV, the date, or just bad luck, but this Verano doesn’t seem to be working out. Maybe it’s just too many shows in a short; if Lucha World Cup does become an annual tradition, maybe Verano de Escandalo goes away again.
Also Sunday, a limited supply of Perros del Mal, Pentagon Jr. and Hijo del Fantasma shirts are going up on LuchaShop.com. It’s pretty much the only way to get the shirts without going to Mexico (or attempting to deal with the Mexico banking system), and they’ll probably go fast.
AAA’s TV show today is moved back to 6:00pm. There’s no preview of the show up yet.
The Last Real Heels interviewed Angelico a few weeks ago, and it’s worth going back to check out if you haven’t heard already. Alfredo on LuchaWorld talked to Negro Navarro a little while back, and Navarro mentioned he’s got a sort of instruction book of moves he’s learned over the years, writing them down and making notes so he can remember how to do them again. Angelico trained under Navarro, and Navarro made Angelico create his own book of moves! Angelico still has it and wouldn’t mind doing more of the Navarro style if he got a chance. Angelico said he and Jack were just kind of thrown together because neither had much going on (Angelico was supposed to be put with Lolita, but was hurt on that dive over the ringpost on Fusion and plans changed) and weren’t even friends before hand, but now they’re close and watching Rockers tapes to get ideas. He thought the crazy dropkick was a lot scarier than the crazy plancha – he wasn’t sure if he was going to make it that second time.
CaraLuchas has Volador Jr. vs Flamita tomorrow in Arena San Juan Pantitlan. AULL has their Anniversary show today, and there’s also a UFC show in Mexico City.
LuchaWorld has Alfredo with this week’s LuchaWorld Weekly
Marco Corleone talks about being about being a slightly different character depending on who he’s teaming with.
Notimex interviews Pirata Morgan and Hijo del Pirata Morgan, who say just about what you’d expect. When Pirata says the rudos want to be cheered to much, do you think he’s talking about Hijo’s partner? (Probably not.) Of note, he mentions a legends show scheudled for 08/16 in Monterrey.
R de Rudo interviews Astro Lady.
CMLL (FRI) 06/19/2015 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Súper Halcón Jr. vs Akuma & Arkángel de la Muerte
2) Dark Angel, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Seductora, Tiffany
3) Ángel de Oro, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Kamaitachi
4) Delta vs Esfinge [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Marco Corleone, Naito, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
7) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Thunder
Top two matches continue swapping around the Revolucionarios, Guerreros, and Ingobernables with TGR playing the role of the fourth team this week.
Hombre Bala Jr., handles the video to promote the tournament he’s not in. Flyer, Blue Panther Jr., Canelo Casas and Boby Zavala will be on Tuesday.