CMLL (FRI) 07/24/2015 Arena México [Box Y Lucha, CMLL, Terra]
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. b Akuma & Espiritu Negro
straight falls. An Oro Jr. swing kick from the apron caught Espiritu Negro in the mouth, and he ended the fall bleeding on the mat. He left the match. Akuma rallied to beat Oro, but lost to Sobreano in the second.
2) Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Lluvia, Skadi
Rudos took 2/3. Skadi replaced Vaqeurita and Zeuxis did the same for
Tiffany Seductora. Match got bad for a stretch in the third fall, lowlighted by Skaid missing on a sliding dropkick and Zeuxis diving over the rail on ‘impact’ anyway. Dalys continued her win streak by beating Estrellita for the win.
3) Dragon Lee, Máximo, Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Rey Bucanero
Rudos took 2/3, the last when Maximo accidentally kissed ref Edgar and Bucanero used the distraction to foul his perennial rival.
4) Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Negro Casas b Boby Zavala, Disturbio, Virus [En Busca de un Idolo]
Trainers and final four of En Busca de un Idolo. Team Casas took 2/3 in a great match. Match centered on Negro Casas being worked over by the rudos, trapped from his partners for long stretches, but eventually beating Zavala for the winning pin.
5) Volador Jr. b La Máscara
La Mascara replaced La Sombra on Thursday (presumed suspension.) Mascara took fall 1, Volador rallied took take 2 & 3.
6) Diamante Azul, Shocker, Último Guerrero DQ Marco Corleone, Rey Escorpión, Thunder [Relevos Increíbles]
Marco Corleone replaced Rush on Thursday (suspension?) Thunder foul kicked Ultimo Guerrero.
Attendance looked like it dropped right back to normal. The En Busca de un Idolo is worth going out of your way to see. Recaps differ about Ultimo Guerrero feuding with Rey Escorpion or Thunder – maybe it was both, but it’s Thunder he’s paired with next week.
Ultimo Guerrero says he wants Thunder’s mask. Can that just take place on a Tuesday?
Volador said La Mascara is a good luchador but not a difficult opponent for him. Volador would be willing to give Mascara a title shot on the Anniversary show.
Estrellita wouldn’t mind facing Dalys in a hair match at the Anniversary show. It’s the season for making challenges on the odd chance someone is listening.
CMLL, Telcel and a lottery company are doing a contest for Anniversary tickets. Of note, the rules list the Anniversary show as happening in September, but give no date. That’s a chance from the story writing contest (which had said 09/18) and opens up the possibility CMLL is wavering on the date.
Nicho beat Pagano for his hair in Tijuana. Pagano had won pretty much every match in that feud until now.
AAA did not announce the card for TripleMania on Friday after all. There was no explanation given, though it’s possible they thought it was better to save it for a day where everyone wasn’t focus on Hulk Hogan’s issues. They did announced one more match, Blue Demon Jr. celebrating his 30th anniversary by teaming with La Parka versus Mesias & Electroshock. This match as no particular hook besides the Demon anniversary. The preview even notes tecnico Electroshock lost his hair to tecnico Mesias on this show last year – and now they’ll be teaming together as rudos. It would’ve made more sense to put Hijo del Pirata in Mesias’ spot, but this match surely also doubles as a way to get important people on the card without interfering with matches that might actually be good.
Electroshock being in this match suggest he’s not part of the AAA Trios title match I thought I saw on the lineup. The Psycho Circus are busy with the Villanos, which eliminated any existing trios from challenging. It could’ve been changed or a fake out to begin with, but Cibernetico figures to be on this show and a trios title match remains the easiest way. (Jack, Angelico and Suicide are left, but they haven’t been put together as a team a lot lately.) That’d also mean AAA will have at least 7 matches on this show, since there’s bound to be relevos AAA and a big mutliman scramble to take care of everything else.
I wonder if the original timing of the TripleMania might have to do with it being announced on TV today anyway. (It’s back to being on at 5 today.) That’s usually the deal with the AAA pushes an announcement in Spanish, but it may be a different deal in English. Guess we’ll see.
There’s a benefit show for Bogar Jr. in San Luis Potosi today, who had a double fracture of his left leg after hitting the barricade on a dive.
CMLL (FRI) 07/31/2015 Arena México
1) Astral, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
2) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
3) Esfinge vs Disturbio [En Busca de un Idolo]
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Boby Zavala [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
6) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Kráneo, Ripper, Thunder
Invasors in a Friday main event is very strange, and every strange thing feels like it’s related to either Sombra & Rush being suspended and/or weird anniversary plans. It’s probably also related to wanting to keep TGR together to face Maximo, as CMLL repeats the Rey Bucanero/Maximo feud for the thousandth time. (That seems like something you’d throw in a cage, because you need a certain amount of feuds and ther’es no way they’d main event with that alone.)
En Busca de un Idolo round 2 starts of with 1 vs 2 and 3 v 4 from the first round.
Segunda has the (scheduled) return of Rey Cometa. This would be his first CMLL match in six months, since he hobbled thru a match with Barbaro Cavernario at FantasticaMania in January.