The final Guadalajara show (until the next time things change around.)
This news came as a surprise! We’ve been speculating about what AAA would do for TripleMania for months, noting that none of the ongoing feuds really felt big enough to headline the biggest show of the year. AAA’s instead put forward one match which needs no build.
Rey Mysterio and Myzteziz are two of the biggest stars in the history of lucha libre and never before had a singles match. WWE intended to build to a match between the two at WrestleMania multiple times, but it always fell apart due to timing or injuries. (There was a planned attention grabbing tie in to set a made up record of most people wearing masks at one time that drove the idea.) AAA will finally be able to put the dream match together.
That match will draw well as a main event. Alberto/Cage, in a stip match, works fine as a semimain underneath that main event. AAA doesn’t really need a lot more.
It’s Friday, and the biggest news might actually come from AAA. Dorian Roldan teased an announcement today of a dream match. It’s unclear when or how that announcement will come, but the best bet is part of the TV taping tonight in Puebla. It’s the only remaining announced taping prior to TripleMania, it’s the last TV which will air before TripleMania – if AAA actually has a main event for this year’s event, it’s announced tonight. Given Dorian’s post, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
My underinformed hunch is AAA’s doing the Myzteziz/Averno apuesta match CMLL never ran. Those two meet follow up their singles match (and Averno’s win) on last week’s taping with a trios match in the semimain tonight. There’s nothing else on the card that immediately suggests dream match. The actual main event is Alberto versus Brian Cage versus El Mesias in an odd three way bull terrier match, which might be the first chain match for Cage & Alberto. Those two also might set up a TripleMania match; this is the last chance to really do all the work on the main matches.
A press conference earlier this week confirmed Goya Kong will be the mystery luchadora in the second match (teaming with Nino Hamburguesa versus Carta Brava & Taya Valkyrie.) The mystery man in the tercera – Daga & Steve Pain versus Argenis and whoever – is still unrevealed. Flamita doesn’t seem to be booked anywhere tonight. Neither does Laredo Kid.
Today’s CMLL show is the final Friday night before Sin Salida. Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Escorpion main event in a trios match prior to their hair match. Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero, Volador Jr. will face La Sombra, Rey Escorpion, Thunder in the strange partners main event. CMLL still hasn’t announced any other matches for next week, so it’s possible something else will be derived from that main event, or from the Bufete del Amor versus Peste Negra semimain.
We do know there will be two En Busca de un Idolo matches next week. This week will be round six of the first round, with two same band matches where one luchador’s fate is set and the other is very much in question. Boby Zavala is advancing to the second round, but Canelo Casas needs a win and good marks from the judges. Despite his rep, Canelo has actually been getting both of those up to this point; Canelo would be third in the competition if not for the fan vote. Delta is not going to advance, but his tecnico opponent Flyer just might. He’s been the opposite of Casas, with the worst win/loss record in the competition and by far the worst judging marks, but his recent surge in fan voting looks like it may carry him into the second round. Flyer’s status may be a question mark: he crashed and burned badly on a dive Tuesday, barely was able to continue, and today was pulled off next Tuesday’s show. No one’s yet missed a match due to injury in the four years of the En Busca de un Idolo, though some guys have definitely wrestled thru matches they might otherwise take off. Flyer may simply getting rested on Tuesday or Molotov may be getting a makeup booking, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
Both of the lucha libre tours in London have shows today. The Todo x el Todo show started yesterday – Hijo del Santo has pictures, and the Guardian has posed shots from before the show.. Attendance didn’t look too strong. They’re back today and Sunday. The AAA/Lucha Future one show tour takes place on Saturday, but they’ll be doing a promotional feature today on BBC1.
All Elite has a show today in Queretaro, with a main event of Mr. Niebla, Shelton Benjamin, Silver King versus Carlito, Mistico and probably a replacement for Volador Jr.
CMLL has a story about Dragon Lee’s busy three days: Cavernario on Saturday, Kamaitachi on Monday.
Segunda Caida reviews Virus vs Avisman.
Karl Stern has a (subscriber) podcast on the career of El Santox.
+LuchaTV has Wasson talking about his match tomorrow against Flamita and highlights of the Super Muneco & Super Pinocho vs Teelo & Mike match.
Bomba Lucha!, a Lucha Va Voom styled show, will be taking place in Phoenix on July 18th.
A competition between print shops led to an outdoor lucha libre art exhibit in Puebla.
I got matches to stop showing up twice! At least as far as on the same week.
|great||Angélico, Jack Evans, Laredo Kid vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Mocho Cota Jr.||AAA on Televisa: 2015-06-20||2015-06-01|
|good||El Patrón Alberto & Fénix vs Brian Cage & Texano Jr.||AAA on Televisa: 2015-06-20||2015-06-01|
|good||Delta, Diamante Azul, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-06-20||2015-06-09|
|good||Blue Panther, Fuego, The Panther vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Virus||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-06-20||2015-06-16|
|good||Dragon Lee, Mistico, Titán vs Hechicero, Pólvora, Ripper||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-06-20||2015-06-16|
|good||El Elegido, Faby Apache, Perseus, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan, La Hiedra, Parka Negra, Taya Valkyrie||AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2015-06-21||2015-06-01|
|good||Aerostar vs Cage, the Mack, Marty Martinez [Aztec Medallion]||Lucha Underground: 2015-06-24||2015-03-22|
|good||Mil Muertes vs Drago in a Number One Contenders Match match and [LU CHAMP]||Lucha Underground: 2015-06-24||2015-03-22|
|good||Flyer vs Boby Zavala in a En Busca de un Idolo match||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-26||2015-06-26|
|ok||Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs El Mesías, Electroshock, Pentagón Jr.||AAA on Televisa: 2015-06-20||2015-06-01|
|ok||Blue Demon Jr., La Parka, Myzteziz vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético||AAA on Televisa: 2015-06-20||2015-06-01|
|ok||Ángel de Oro, Pegasso, Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Virus||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-06-20||2015-06-09|
|ok||Máximo, Naito, Rush vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Rey Escorpión||CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2015-06-20||2015-06-09|
|ok||Euforia, Thunder, Último Guerrero vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión||CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-06-20||2015-06-05|
|ok||Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany||CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-06-20||2015-06-05|
|ok||Dragon Lee, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible||CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2015-06-20||2015-06-05|
|ok||Aéreo & Angelito vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-06-20||2015-06-16|
|ok||Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca||CMLL on CadenaTres: 2015-06-20||2015-06-16|
|ok||Flyer vs Canelo Casas in a En Busca de un Idolo match||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-23||2015-06-23|
|ok||Blue Panther Jr. vs Boby Zavala in a En Busca de un Idolo match||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-23||2015-06-23|
|ok||Súper Fly vs Sexy Star||Lucha Underground: 2015-06-24||2015-03-22|
|ok||Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-26||2015-06-26|
|ok||Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Okumura, Sangre Azteca, Virus||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-26||2015-06-26|
|ok||Blue Panther, Super Porky, Titán vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-26||2015-06-26|
|ok||Blue Panther Jr. vs Canelo Casas in a En Busca de un Idolo match||CMLL on Terra: 2015-06-26||2015-06-26|