CMLL (FRI) 09/18/2015 Arena México
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.