IWRG (WED) 11/25/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Guerrero 2000 & Power Bull b Enigma & Voltar
2) Black Dragón & Galaxy b Aramis & Muerte Infernal
Muerte Infernal replaced (?) Matrix Jr.
3) Ángel De La Muerte I, Ángel De La Muerte II, Vampiro Metálico b Fireman, Rocket, Shadow Boy
4) Atomic Star, Canis Lupus, Violencia Jr. b Centvrión, Hijo del Alebrije, Látigo
5) Black Terry b Eterno
Eterno got in a foul on Terry, but Terry surprised him with a cradle to win and remain maestro of IWRG. Terry and Eterno agreed to a hair match sometime next month.
Hair match should be pretty fun.
We were wondering how AAA would fill the TV gap without Guerra de Titanes airing. It turns out they quietly told people the 12/05 Arena Neza show is now a TV taping. The card is headlined by Rey Mysterio and Brian Cage in a trios match and is a five match card, so it works as filler material. There’s a Jack Evans, Angelico, Australian Suicide vs Daga, Pentagon Jr., Joe Lider trios match that could be little good. It’s unclear why AAA didn’t announce this at the same time they were moving Guerra de Titanes; it looks like they made the decision to put this show on TV before their announcement of canceling Guerra de Titanes yesterday.
On his MLW podcast, Konnan said he didn’t know what the deal was with Guerra de Titanes being canceled, was told it was happening on Sunday, and believes it’s being rescheduled for a new date and time. I have other notes from the podcast here; the other real news is the Que Viva El Rey shows were as much money losing shows as it looked in the pictures. Konnan also says WWE had tryouts with Mexican luchadors again, but one at a time so no one could tell who else tried out. Dark Angel was involved in the tryouts and was specifically mentioned as pointing La Sombra out to WWE. I wonder if CMLL knew about that when they gave her the farewell.
The local promoters for Guerra de Titanes aren’t really saying anything besides posing the same cancellation notice. Since Rey is still on the TV taping the next day, it feels like it’s probably a local issue (and something out of AAA’s control.)
CMLL’s Bodybuilding Contest results (via LuchaWorld’s recap of the whole show)
Students: 1) El Cid, 2) Regulus, 3) Emperador Azteca
Beginner: 1) Principe Diamante, 2) Soberano Jr., 3) Esfinge
Intermediate: 1) Dragon Lee, 2) Titan, 3) Mephisto
Advanced: 1) Astral, 2) Valiente, 3) La Mascara – the only three in this category
Women: 1) Dalys, 2) Reina Isis, 3) Lluvia
Astral was the over all winner.
The entire show, including the tumbling exhibition, went nearly three hours and is still up on CMLL’s YouTube channel. The tumbling trainees were all unmasked and in normal workout gear, so we couldn’t identify who was in the class this year (though I’m sure many of the fans knew.) Astral thanked literally everyone after the win.
Sombra said he talked to Caristico and Alberto before going to WWE and they both told him he needs to go to NXT before going to the main roster. He’s love if his friends Rush and Mascara had a chance to join him, but right now he’s focused on improving himself.
Kushida says he’d like to defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship against Mascara Dorada at FantasticaMania if he wins the title at Tokyo Dome.
RobViper has highlights of 06/05/15 CMLL.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Los Cancerberos want a trios title shot. Good luck on that.
Golpeador is not happy with how he lost his mask, but says he plans on continuing wrestling.
SuperLuchas looks back at the life of Cadaver I
Interview with Ciudad Victoria luchador Black Faller.