Ingobernables outsmart Caristico (again), FantasticaMania Day 1

photo via CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 01/16/2016 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Aéreo b Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Metálico b Leono
For reasons unclear, Metalico wrestled in plain black trunks.
3) Magnus b Hijo del Signo
4) Raziel b Hombre Bala Jr.
5) Blue Panther Jr. b Starman
Starman replaced Skandalo
6) Gran Guerrero & Ripper b Ángel de Oro & Rey Cometa
7) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máximo Sexy b Ephesto, Luciferno, Niebla Roja

A show! Various people were kissed in the main event.

Skandalo did wrestle in Coacalco on Sunday, so whatever the problem was on Saturady got better on Sunday.

CMLL NJPW (SUN) 01/17/2016 Kochi Sunpia CHRES, Kochi, Japan [NJPW]
Attendance: 1214
1) Kushida & Stuka Jr. b Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu
9:01. Stuka beat Tanaka with the torpedo splash. All Tanaka/Komatsu matches are part of a challenge series. All matches on this show were one fall, but with lucha libre (no) tag rules.
2) Boby Zavala & Okumura b Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther
8:45. Bobby Zavala beat Maya with a sit down powerbomb.
3) Fuego & Titán b Bárbaro Cavernario & YOSHI-HASHI
9:10. Titan beat Cavernario with his cradle.
4) Hechicero & Virus b Dragon Lee & Jay White
9:55. Virus beat Jay White with the motovirus.
5) Bushi, EVIL, Tetsuya Naito b Atlantis, Juice Robinson, Máscara Dorada
9:12. Naito beat Juice Robinson via foul after the rudos had previously unmasked Atlantis. Bushi took Dorada’s mask as well.
6) Ryusuke Taguchi & Volador Jr. b Mephisto & Shinsuke Nakamura
10:26. Volador beat Mephisto with a top rope frankensteiner.
7) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jyushin Thunder Liger, Mistico b Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, Último Guerrero
15:43. La Mistica on Ultimo Guerrero.

The storyline in the Atlantis/Los Ingobernables de Japon matches are Naito and friends are still pretty upset about Atlantis taking Sombra’s mask and are going for revenge. What great friends!

Really disappointed that NJPW didn’t come up with a name for Titan’s cradle so I didn’t have to come up with one of my own.

Kushida had a special mohawk enhanced mask. In an interview before the tour, Guerrero Maya said he still doesn’t think Bobby is any good.

Next show is early Tuesday morning. First NJPW World show is on Friday morning.

CMLL Elite (SUN) 01/17/2016 Arena México [+LuchaTV, KronoSport, MedioTiempo]
1) Pequeño Olímpico & Pierrothito b Principe Diamante & Último Dragoncito
2) Cancerbero & Raziel b Centvrión & Metaleón
3) Trauma I & Trauma II b Argos & Karonte Jr. [Dinastia Elite, torneo]
CMLL recap says the Traumas took advantage of Karonte errors for the win.
4) Canelo Casas & Tiger b El Cuatrero & Sansón [Dinastia Elite, torneo]
Casas and Traumas meet next week.
5) Ángel de Oro, Golden Magic, Super Crazy b Ephesto, Euforia, Luciferno
Luciferno replaced Felino (doubled booked in Guadalajara).
6) Negro Casas & Rush b Carístico & Cibernético [Relevos Increíbles]
Mascara helped Rush win.

I assumed there would be a block final between those four teams on this show, as there is when CMLL normally runs four team tournaments. Nah. Not sure why they didn’t just announce both matches ahead of time. The Traumas said next week is the final, so it’s a big four team tournament.

How about Caristico and La Mascara as a match? Bad idea or terrible idea? Mascara keeps costing Caristico wins. Caristico might still be mad that Mascara got Averno’s mask/failed 2011 instead of him.

Attendance looks miserable.

Ancla took Rey Abadon’s hair in a four way on the WMC show Saturday night.

Halloween introduced his son Ciclope to +LuchaTV. This is not the DTU Ciclope. I wonder if he’ll have more matches than Halloween Jr.

Japanese women’s promotion Stardom announced they’d be touring Europe in May. Mexico’s WWS said they’d be contributed unnamed luchadors for those shows.

LuchaWorld has a recap of Friday’s new show and KrisZ’s news update.

Here’s a Mascara Dorada interview in Japanese. He mentions his brother is now wrestling as Gitano Jr.

Eric Mutter writes about Hijo del Fatansma.


TAO (TUE) 02/09/2016 Arena Querétaro
1) Diamante Azul Jr. & Electro Boy vs Speed Demon & Von Draker
2) Alex Guajardo & Lince vs Benji Maverick & Fuego Latino
3) Chica Ye-Ye, Dragón De Oriente I, Dragón De Oriente II vs Atómico, Diva Salvaje, Soldado Diabólico
4) Pagano, Ursus, X-Danzz vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, X-Fly
5) Carístico & Mistico II vs Black Warrior & Mephisto

Black Warrior still exists! Mistico II is booked in Mexico after FantasticaMania, for what it’s worth.