Volador keeps his title and fractures the Ingobernables?

uh oh

CMLL (FRI) 10/30/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Acero & Último Dragoncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
12:45. Tecnicos took 1/3 in the 2nd best match of the night.
2) Esfinge, Oro Jr., The Panther DQ Raziel, Skándalo, Súper Comando
10:28. Tecnicos took straight falls, the last when Raziel unmasked Esfinge. The Panther & Super Comando continue to feud.
3) Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis b La Vaquerita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit
12:17. Rudas took 2/3. Starting with this match, all the losers were ‘dragged to hell’ by the forces of Mictlan.
4) Boby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Thunder b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla
12:11. Mr. Niebla replaced Ultimo Guerrero on Friday. Thunder feuded with Gran Guerrero instead, pinning him in the third (after his team also took the first.)
5) La Máscara, Marco Corleone, Rush b Máximo, Super Parka, Valiente
10:55. Los Ingobernables took 1/3.
6) Volador Jr. © b La Sombra [NWA WELTER]
5th defense. Volador & Sombra played the gods of paradise and hell thru the night. Sombra took the first, then lost the second when second Rush interfered repeatedly. Rush (and Valiente) were ejected. Volador won clean with the Guillotine Deprepedador (new name for Volador Spiral out of the corner) to win. Sombra tried to say he respected Volador after the match, but was stopped by Rush & La Mascara, who beat up Volador instead. (Marco wasn’t seen. It’s unclear if Naito’s still in Mexico.)Rush reminded the crowd and Sombra that the Ingobernables respected no one, and he and Sombra went face to face over it. La Mascara calmed them down and they did a first pound. Rush took the belt from Volador and tried to give it to Sombra, but Sombra didn’t want it and walked off.

That was a flown blown tease of a Ingobernables split, the first time they’ve done that since getting together last spring. (As you’ll see in the lineups, it turns out to be more than a tease.) It also seemed like Sombra ending the four year feud with Volador, at least for now. Sombra repeated in post match interviews that Volador earned his respect, but insisted everything was normal between him and the rest of the Ingobernables.

Sombra’s next match is teaming with Rush against Volador & Caristico on the Sunday Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Elite Lucha Libre show.

That match, and the post match angle, was worth the price of the iPPV. The Dia de Muertos stuff was fine, but didn’t add a lot to the show for me this year. The only other good match was the opener. The rest of the matches could’ve been on any other show, and this was otherwise treated like a normal show.

The finish in the second match suggested the Super Comando/The Panther feud may not just be a singles feud, but a larger midcard issue. Raziel did a promo backstage saying he wanted Esfinge’s match. That doesn’t mean a lot on it’s own, because everyone always says that, but it came off in the match as a meaningful thing. I’ve been guessing Thunder/Ultimo Guerrero as a December apuesta match, but maybe that’s a bad guess or maybe Ultimo Guerrero’s injury (blamed on Thunder on this show) might mean he won’t be back in time to set up that match. We still don’t know anything about that injury.

I had no real problems with the iPPV – well, at least no problems I didn’t create for myself. Picture quality was as good as YouTube.

Caristico says he’s NOT on the 11/15 FULL/MDA show in Monterrey. That’s a Sunday, and he’s working for Elite Lucha Libre on Sundays. That’s the match where he was listed as teaming with Mistico II and facing Averno; it’s in question if any of those people will actually be in the match.

Black Terry versus Virus has been added to the 11/22 Arena Lopez Mateos Lucha Memes/Chairo card. That’s going be rather good.

Diva Dirt says Cheerleader Melissa will be on Lucha Underground, but as a masked character and not as Marty the Moth’s sister.

Drago and Pentagon Jr. will be on the 4Fw (UK) 01/23 show.

RobViper has highlights of the 05/15/15 CMLL show.

Segunda Caida reviews Boby Zavala versus Blue Panther

The Gladiatores talks to Drago about his appearances in PWG.


CMLL (FRI) 11/06/2015 Arena México
1) Astral & Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
2) Esfinge, Fuego, The Panther vs Puma, Súper Comando, Tiger
3) Marcela, Silueta, Syuri vs Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Boby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Thunder
5) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Super Parka vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) La Sombra & Volador Jr. vs La Máscara & Rush

It’s way too quick for Sombra & Volador to be teaming up. Maybe there’s another story here. This is the first time they’ve been partners in Arena Mexico since they won the right to have the mask match at the Anniversary show two years ago. They won the incredible pairs tournament prior to that and are 9-1 all time as a team in Arena Mexico (only losing the tag team titles to Hector Garza & Mr. Aguila in the match where they broke up.)

Plenty of returns elsewhere in the card. Diamante Azul is back from France, which was suggested on Informa a couple weeks back. Silueta returns from Japan and brings Syuri with here. Ultimo Guerrero is listed as returning back to action, but we’ll see what happens there. Super Parka is listed as back again; it seems like he’s a regular now, and it also seems like that’s not an effective way of using him.

Super Comando and The Panther again link up in the second match, which might be one of the better matches on the show.

I think this show will be streaming somewhere, but I think CMLL is changing things around with that again.

RIOT (SAT) 11/14/2015 Arena Femenil, Monterrey, Nuevo León
1) Arez & Belial vs Unmexicans
2) Alberto Dos Rios vs Rico Rodríguez
3) Tony Rodriguez vs Erick Ortiz
4) Low Rider & Sammy Guevara vs Kratoz & Ultimo Ninja
5) Dralion vs Impulso

Second card for the new Monterrey group. Show will be on YouTube at some point.

CMLL iPPV: 2015-10-30 

back at it again

Recapped: 10/30/2015

What happened:  Volador beat La Sombra to keep the NWA Welterweight Championship, taking the second fall by DQ and the third fall by Guillotine Deprepedador (a new official name for the Volador Spiral.) Sombra wanted to give credit to Volador for the win, Mascara & Rush didn’t, and Rush & Sombra nearly fought over it. Super Comando and The Panther continued to feud in the second match, though the finish involved Esfinge & Raziel.

What was good: aThe main event was at the usual standard of Sombra/Volador matches. The minis opener was the only other worth watching.

Where can I watch it:  You can’t. This was an live only iPPV. The top two matches will air on Lucha Azteca on 11/14

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