IWRG (SUN) 12/13/2015 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Aramis b Adrenalina
2) Black Dragón & Shadow Boy b Ángel De La Muerte I & Ángel De La Muerte II
3) Atomic Star, Diablo Jr. I, Hip Hop Man b Fireman, Omega, Rocket
Diablo Jr. I replaced Hijo del Fishman.
4) Pantera I b Imposible [super libre]
one fall match
5) Apolo Estrada, Eterno, Relámpago b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Mr. 450
Apolo & Eterno are the Insoportables, and challenged Cerbero and Black Terry to a hair match after the win.
6) Canis Lupus, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pirata Morgan, X-Fly b Danny Casas, Hijo De Dos Caras, Mr. 450, Veneno
Mr. 450 worked twice, replacing Toscano. Mascara got in a foul on Veneno.
Mr. 450 is working a lot of Mexico, but I bet two matches in one night surprised him. Apolo and Dr. Cerbero seem like a late addition to the hair feud.
CMLL (TUE) 12/15/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Cholo b Bengala & Leono
2) Flyer, Robin, Tritón b Akuma, Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas
Triton replaced Starman.
3) Puma, Skándalo, Tiger b Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Súper Halcón Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Blue Panther Jr. b Okumura [lightning]
Panther submitted Okumura with an armbar in 7:46.
5) Kráneo, Misterioso Jr., Pierroth b Blue Panther, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Kraneo replaced Sagrado. Boricuas took 1/3.
6) Mistico, Stuka Jr., Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
Dragon Rojo ripped off Titan’s mask for a DQ in the first fall, then Titan beat him in the second. Titan wants the title match and Dragon Rojo accepted this week.
Waiting for the lineups to come out to see if they’re actually going to do that title match next week. Dragon Rojo usually heads back home for the holidays, so it seems more likely than waiting an extra week. As with T. Panther & Guerrero Maya (back in face paint on this show), Titan’s going to Japan and that’s enough to make him a favorite in a title match.
Kraneo lost his spot on Friday, so this might be makeup date for him.
Caristico & Misticico say they’re excited to be teaming together this weekend. The psuedo-Elite card tonight in Arena Naucalpan has Argos, Titan and Triton versus X-Fly, Damian and Halloween. Argos is meant to be feuding with Titan, might remember that before the end of the match. This will be the first time Titan and Triton have wrestled in Arena Naucalpan.
The Lucha Memes/Chario II show will be put on online by +LuchaTV with a similar treatment as the previous show from Arena Naucalpan if the show sells out. Seems fair enough. In a way, this show is kind of a test to see if doing it last time really worked. It was great to see, but if it can’t get people to go to an equally interesting show than maybe it’s not a success. Anyway, I hope this show sells out so we can all see it.
AMLL, which is apparently taking over the random lucha libre spot on Efekto Sundays at noon, says a 12/18 Tinieblas & Octagon vs Pirata Morgan & Mr. Niebla show, a 12/20 CWF show headlined by Zoom Driver vs Mr. 450 and 12/27 Olimpico, Mascara Sagrada, Rey Bucanero vs Heavy Metal, Aeroboy and Violento Jack show will air. Nothing’s for sure with that slot, but it did remind me Olimpico hasn’t been around CMLL much the last few months.
Segunda Caida reviews Hijo del Santo & Octagon vs Fuerza Guerrera & Negro Casas from the Lucha Libre de Ciudad Juarez channel. If you haven’t seen that channel, it appears to be posting a show that’s airing weekly on current day Ciudad Juarez TV reairing matches from the late 80s and early 90s. (The channel is the old C3 affiliate, so this might just be a creative way to fill the CMLL time slot.) I wish those matches had dates or I had more results from that era of Juarez so I could put them in the match finder somehow.
Rey Misterio Jr. is headed to Chile on March 13th. That rules out that weekend for Rey de Reyes, though looking that far ahead seems unfair.
Plantilla Deportiva has a video interview with Puma and Tiger.
IWRG (SUN) 12/20/2015 Arena Naucalpan
Arena Naucalpan 38th Anniversary
1) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Avisman, Diablo Jr. I, Hip Hop Man, Violencia Jr.
2) Imposible © vs Pantera I [IWRG IC Light]
3) Danny Casas, Mr. 450, Toscano, Veneno vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan, Trauma I
4) Hijo De Dos Caras vs Trauma I [IWRG IC HEAVY]
5) Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro vs Apolo Estrada & Eterno [hair]
Going to be a busy week for Arena Naucalpan. (There’s probably an end of year party too.) Main event is a double hair match. Guessing Apolo & Eterno are losing, but it doesn’t seem a sure thing. Not sure why Trauma I is getting a heavyweight shot and X-Fly has still not got him. Not sure if X-Fly or Zavala will get their owed title shot first. It would be weird if Imposible lost his title to Pantera I but it’s IWRG so it’s all in play. Avisman hasn’t been here since the Gringos broke up in his absence.