Kind of a lame duck show, but some good matches anyway.
CMLL (SUN) 07/12/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Meteoro & Rey Halcon b Guerrero de la Muerte & Micro
Tecnicos took 2 (excessive violence DQ) and 3. Rey Halcon’s debut (and apparently not the Laguna one, so maybe his first career match) and Micro’s switched to the rudo side after one match.
2) Demonio Rojo & Mr. Brisa b Capitan Cobra & Javier Cruz Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. First matches here in a while for Cruz (last in March) and Demonio Rojo (last in April)
3) El Divino b Sádico
Divino won, asked for a title shot.
4) Frezzer, Nautilius, Omar Brunetti b El Chakal, El Yaqui, Thunder Boy
Omar beat Thunder Boy.
5) Esfinge, Gallo, Magnum b Joker, Maléfico, Ráfaga
Gallito suffered an arm injury. Tecnicos took 2/3, Mangum defeating Malefico.
Keeping track of the names is more work than keeping track of the stories.
CMLL (MON) 07/13/2015 Arena Puebla [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Arkalis & Black Tiger
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Espíritu Maligno, Mini Joker, Saurón
3) Flyer, Lestat, Soberano Jr. DQ Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Okumura
Okumura replaced Nitro. Jaguar ripped off Lestat’s mask for the DQ, setting up their mask match next week.
4) Fuego, Stigma, Super Porky b Boby Zavala, Misterioso Jr., Pierroth
Fuego replaced Stuka Jr.
5) Dragon Lee © b Kamaitachi [CMLL SL]
second defense for Lee (both against Kamaitachi). Dragon won the third with a superplex.
6) Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush
Euforia snuck in a foul on Maximo. Sets up a rematch next week.
CMLL announced the show would not be streaming about 45 minutes before showtime. They said the show would be posted in some other format. CMLL had tested broadcast video before, but it appeared they were airing an Arena Puebls show on tape – if they had tried from Arena Puebla before, they did it very quietly. The plan was to air the Monday show every week live, we’ll see what they say today.
Today’s CMLL show is the latest return of Mr. Niebla. Niebla was suspended 10 weeks for “poor behavior”, which he’s repeatedly been suspended for in the past twelve months. Niebla was barely back form his last suspension before picking up this one. Hopefully it’ll go different for him this time, though his history suggests it will not. He teams with Peste Negra partners Felino & Cavernario to take on Atlantis, Titan, and Diamanate Azul tonight. Mr. Niebla is unhappy people would suggest he might go to AAA; he probably needs to take it up with Mr. Niebla, who brought up this possibility in a newspaper interview on February 29th.
The semimain includes Angel de Oro and Polvora, who feuded last week. That CMLL preview suggests they’re headed to a title match. The En Busca de un de un Idolo with Guerrero Maya Jr. versus Blue Panther Jr., where very little on the line, and Esfinge versus Disturbio, where pretty much everything is on the line. Disturbio & Esfinge are very close in the standings right now and likely to end up that way. The 20 points on the line for the result may end up being the difference between who advances and who’s done after one round. The Terra broadcast should start at 7:30 pm, but both of the preliminary matches look rather poor.
Arena Coliseo Guadalajara has the Maximo versus Rey Escorpion heavyweight match. Rey Escorpion is unlikely to win either of his big matches this week, but has a least a shot in this title match. He could use the momentum of the win, there could be some distrust of keeping a title on Maximo after his sister jumped to AAA, and it would help out the new Guadalajara TV show. None of those are strong reasons, and CMLL’s definitely not playing up this title match as anything important, but it’d be enough to explain it after the fact.
Rey Escorpion says he’s happy to have gotten this far in his career, and plans on shaving Ultimo Guerrero Friday.
Alberto el Patron did contact people yesterday, so he’s alive. The most that has been said about him missing the show on Sunday is “personal reasons” and that’s probably the most that will be said.
As noted in the comments, Santo Jr./Tempestad didn’t just appear, he wrestled his first ever matches on the Lucha London shows. That feels like it should’ve been a much bigger deal.
Black Terry Jr. has video of the Terrible Cerebros versus Tortugas Ninjas title match and Navarros vs Solars/Golden Magic from Sunday’s IWRG show. That IWRG show was not taped by AYM; they aired a rerun of the Wednesday show instead in the usual time slot.
GFW will have a match with Bestia 666, Blood Eagle, Steve Pain, Phoenix Star, Zorke, and Misterioso (California one) in a match on their 07/24 taping. I assumed this was a trios match but everyone else assumed it was a six way and they’re probably right. I would assume Steve Pain is not under AAA contract so he’s free to do this. Also, it’s a TV taping for a group that doesn’t have TV so whatever.
Senor Lariato has a review of the AAA/Lucha Future show.
CMLL (SAT) 07/18/2015 Arena Coliseo
1) Aéreo vs Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Magnus vs El Rebelde
3) Soberano Jr. vs Inquisidor
4) Starman vs Nitro
5) Tritón vs Okumura
6) Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Hechicero & Luciferno
7) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máximo vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Semimian should be fun.
Triton is listed as working here, in Lucha Mutante and in Puebla all on Saturday. That’s not possible, would assume he’s getting pulled from the Puebla show.
CMLL (MON) 07/20/2015 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis, Asturiano, Black Tiger vs Camorra, Cholo, Inquisidor
2) Metatrón, Rey Samuray, Starman vs Policeman, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Fuego, Stigma, Tritón vs Boby Zavala, Hechicero, Okumura
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Valiente vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
5) Lestat vs King Jaguar [mask]
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Lestat’s the younger guy, which usually means he wins the Puebla mask match. King Jaguar was only a regular here leading into this feud, but Lestat’s been in and out of this group over the last few years too.
That will all turn up on 52MX even if the live stream doesn’t work, but it’d be nice to be able to see Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill again.