09/18 Arena Mexico Lineup – 82nd CMLL Anniversary show

CMLL (FRI) 09/18/2015 Arena México
82nd Anniversary
1) Esfinge, Fuego, The Panther vs Disturbio, Puma, Virus
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
3) Dark Angel vs Princesa Sugehit
announced as mano a mano, not a lightning (10 minute time limit). Dark Angel’s farewell match.
4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Dragon Lee, Mistico, Valiente
5) LA Park, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Rush, Thunder [Relevos Increíbles]
6) Atlantis vs La Sombra [mask]

No big surprises in matches, though some small ones in who was included and who was not.

Thunder is back from whatever to pick right up with Ultimo Guerrero. I wonder if he still hates Rush, the reason he broke up with UG, or if that all is forgotten.

Mr. Niebla and Felino making this show doesn’t feel right on merit. Match will still get over, but it’s sad Cavernario doesn’t get to be on this show. Really, there’s a lot of guys who could justify they belonged on this card as much as the guys in the opener. Boby Zavala is the obvious storyline admission; I’d think he almost has to be ruled injured not to be on this card, but CMLL can surprise you.

Dark Angel lost her mask to Princesa Sugehit way back in LLF, which normally would’ve been the end of the foreigner’s run in Mexico. She stayed a little bit longer. It’s a nice full circle bit to have her face Sugehit at the actual end.

There’s no killer matches here. The matches are generally better on the Anniversary show than the look on paper, but there’s no sure second best match on the show. A lot of stuff could turn out great, or could turn out just OK. This is the weakest of the three mega Anniversary shows in the last three years, with no midcard apuesta match to definitely provide that second sure great match.

Nothing’s been said about online streaming. I think everyone is assuming it’ll be on ClaroSports or YouTube. The Claro Sports deal is supposed to end next Friday (a week before the Anniversary show) and there’s no guarantee they’ll air anything on YouTube with En Busca over. I really hope they air on the internet, but there’s no guarantee they will, we probably won’t know until just before and it might depend on how well advance tickets are selling. The main matches should air on Azteca in the US on October 3rd, and on Samurai TV in Japan at some point.

09/13 AAA TV Lineup (Ring & Rock Stars 4)

AAA TV (SUN) 09/13/2015 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo
1) Faby Apache & Goya Kong vs La Hiedra & Taya
2) Argenis & Drago vs El Apache & Hijo de Pirata Morgan
3) Angélico & Jack Evans vs Hijo del Fantasma & Texano Jr. and Joe Lider & Pentagón Jr.
4) Fénix, Psycho Clown, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Brian Cage, El Mesías, Myzteziz

Air Date: 09/19 (and hopefully only that)

Hurrying this up before the Anniversary post, but I’m not sure I’m missing anything by writing fast. It’s the usual Hard Rock show, with some matches and no obvious storyline development. All the matches actually look good, but the environment means more of a vacation atmosphere. These matches are nice surprises if they’re great.

Angelico & Jack and Pentagon & Lider continue to be in nothing by three way tag matches with a rudo third team. (Texano & Fantasma should work with Lider & Pentagon, probably won’t.)

Next show is 09/20 in Monterrey.

Shockercito/Demus, Anniversary show lineup to be announced

photo by Alexis Salazar-CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 09/01/2015 Arena México
1) Molotov & Sensei DQ Camorra & Espanto Jr.
Straight falls
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Shockercito b Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito
Straight falls, though Shockercito used a foul to beat Demus in the second.
3) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
tecnicas took 1/3
4) The Panther b Okumura [lightning] Match Relámpago del 1 de Septiembre de 2015 Okumura Vs The Panther (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Panther won with an elbow lock in over 8 minutes.
5) Blue Panther, Titán, Tritón b Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Máximo, Mistico, Rush b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja

All tecnico wins. Shockercito & Demus have been feuding for a while – first on Fridays, then shifted over to Tuesdays – and would make sense for another hair match in a couple weeks as part of a independence day show. CMLL recently shifts their shows back or ahead by a day to run one exactly on September 16th. Maybe they’re not doing it this year: word was going around last night that the Guadalajara show (with Omar Brunetti versus Metalico) will take place on 09/15 instead. That may change, but it’s interesting they might go another way.

Also interesting: Metalico switching from the feud with Leono to this feud with Omar suggests Leono was going to win a hair match in 2015. Or maybe Omar’s losing?

No lineup for next Tuesday yet.

AAA tapes on 10/19 in Nuevo Laredo. That’s two days after they tape in Reynosa, so it’s the same deal as the end of May/early June. Rey Mysterio is being advertised for Torreon 10/16, so he’s probably on all those shows.

CMLL Informa will announce the lineup for the Anniversary show today. I wonder if they’ve told the luchadors? Guests are Dragon Lee (talking about his title defense), Super Halcon Jr. & Canelo Casas (Sabado Retro) match, Atlantis and Mano Negra. Mano Negra is random, but probably there to talk about his mask loss to Atlantis.

The results for this past weekend’s bodybuilding competition lists Ursus (from Baja California, not the Queretaro) one as the previously unnamed male winner for 80KG and up group.

Mil Mascaras and J-Pop will have a panel discussion at UNAM on 09/18.

Sexy Arana took Toro de Oro’s hair in Arena Coliseo San Ramon.


IWRG (SUN) 09/06/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko & Kanon vs Acero & Picudo Jr.
2) Dragón Bane, Eternus, Omega vs Atomic Star, Ram El Carnero, Vortize
3) Emperador Azteca, Metaleón, Mr. Leo vs Diablo Jr. I, Hip Hop Man, Imposible
4) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Pantera I vs Black Terry, Freelance, Mike Segura
5) Shu el Guerrero vs Oficial 911, Máscara Sagrada, El Hijo del Diablo, Canis Lupus, Golden Magic, Veneno, Danny Casas, El Golpeador, Leo, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Eterno, Súper Nova,Negro Navarro, Relámpago, Hijo De Dos Caras, Rayan, Spector, X-Fly, Rafy [Gran Cruzada]
battle royal rules. Winner gets a shot at the Rey de Reyes or a title shot against the champion of their division

Read the main event stip as “we don’t know when Ricky Cruz is coming back so here’s a nice out.” Semimain is only the second time the Panteras have teamed up since Pantera I’s return from the dead and also it’s a good match. This is a pretty interesting card with a lot of people on it, and you get a beer free if you buy two tickets.

CMLL (TUE) 09/08/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Frezzer & Nautilius vs Joker & Sádico
2) Magnus, Molotov, Omar Brunetti vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
3) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Super Porky vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero
6) Marco Corleone vs Mr. Niebla

Good luck, Marco.

Super Libre mentioned this is Dark Angel’s last match in Guadalajara, so she’s back in Arena Mexico or off the following week.

DTU SANCHEZ (WED) 09/16/2015 Centro Civico Santa Clara, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Chiki Nerd I & Chiki Nerd II vs El Perrito & Mastizito
2) Aero Power, Destello, Joven Maravilla vs Artikus, Gio Malkriado, Perro Negro Jr.
3) Ángel o Demonio, Dement Extreme, Ovett vs Black Fire, Jimmy, Kevin
4) Jinzo vs Septimo Dragon
5) Rocky Lobo vs Freelance, Lokillo
6) Super Mega vs Suicida, Chico Che, Lanzeloth
7) Cíclope & Miedo Extremo vs Hijo De Dos Caras & One Man Kru and Crazy Boy & Pesadilla

This isn’t the big DTU show they’re teasing – that’s the next day – but one of many shows which will be taking place on the holiday. I have no knowledge of One Man Kru, but cagematch says he’s a man from Alabama who’s been to Freedoms, the same Japan extreme wrestling promotion Violento Jack and Ciclope were in.