What happened: Máximo outsmarted Rush in the main event to win in straight falls. Negro Casas gave Super Parka a tombstone (or tried to, anyway), and Volador attempted to do the same to Casas before it was broken out. Parka was stretchered out, and this came off as if it might be the last time we see him for a while. Both Dragon Lee and Dalys beat champions in what came off as the build up to title matches, but neither made challenges. The lineup given for next week suggested there isn’t a women’s title match planned (or they’re running two of them.)
What was good: Third match was the best match. I have a lot of stuff marked as OK, but it was all generally watchatble; the opener and the lightning matches are the ones most worth skipping.
Where can I watch it:The main event is on ClaroSports’ website (eventually, not yet.) I’ll have the show up Tuesday. It should air on Azteca on 03/26.
With CMLL announcing the Homenaje de Dos Leyendas lineup earlier this week, the next three Friday nights are kind of relegated to building up the matches we already know are happening. That starts tonight with Maximo teaming with Marco & Mascara Dorada versus Rush, La Mascara and Vangellys in tonight’s CMLL main event. This seemed like simply the first match between the former friends, but now it’s one of the few matches before Rush & Maximo meet in a hair match. Likewise, the semimain has Volador & Negro Casas on the opposite side of a trios match before their own hair match, with Super Parka, Mistico, Mr. Niebla & Felino.
CMLL’s not completely on autopilot for it’s big March show. Marcela and Dalys meet in a lightning match following up from last week’s Dalys trios win. A Dalys win would likely set up a title match next week. Kamaitachi and Dragon Lee continue to face off in trios before an inevitable title match in the tercera. Fujin and Raijin make their first appearance as a team on a streaming show in the segunda. And the minis match will have Demus dropping someone on their head again.
Full CMLL preview is here. Show starts at 8:30pm CT and will air on ClaroSports.
LuchaWorld has a recap of CMLL Informa. Zeuxis did post her US itinerary: 03/11 in New Jersey, 03/12 in Connecticut & Brooklyn, 03/13 in Philadelphia, 03/18 in Indianapolis and 03/20 in Chicago. This sounds like the Hijo del Fishman/Canek Jr./Super Comando loop, and they got more info out as they got closer to the show. There’s also a new news update.
This list is getting gigantic and unwieldy. I’ll have to rethink it soon.
I’ve added the CMLL MegaSports show, mostly just to force me to remember the Tuesday shows are no longer airing ClaroSports TV. I think the Friday shows are – there’s not much else that could be, but I’m not sure.
AAA has aired the even number matches of their tapings on the first week so far this year, so I’m guessing both Rey de Reyes matches air this week. That doesn’t sound right, but a guess is a guess.
Both CMLL on Claro (Friday) and CMLL Puebla (Monday) have women’s lightning matches. Two in one week is a rarity.
Lucha Underground is a three match show this week, which should help the two big matches get plenty of time.