03/11 AAA TV Results (Naucalpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 03/11/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, AAA]
1) Mamba, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Xandåo b Argenis, El Mexicano, Estrella Divina
Los Perros del Mal destroyed both teams after the match. Said to be a dark match.
2) Dinastía, Faby Apache, Niño Hamburguesa b El Apache, Mini Psycho Clown, Taya
Hamburguesa splash for the win. Faby asked Taya for a title match. Taya said no since Faby had not beat her directly.
3) Drago, Fénix, Octagón Jr. b Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin
Octagon Jr. was announced as the surprise luchador a few days prior and got a better reaction on this show. Fenix beat Marvin with a huracanrana. Ricky Marvin told the press this was the start of a new chapter in his career. Los Perros del Mal interrupted post match (and may have distracted earlier) to tell Averno & Chessman that Lider & Daga were winning the tag titles at Rey de Reyes.
4) Garza Jr., Jack Evans, La Parka b Pentagón Jr., Taurus, Villano IV
Garza beat Taurus. (Said to be Taurus’ first defeat, but he lost in Rey de Reyes as well.) Pentagon said he’d beat Demon, Parka and Villano at Rey de Reyes, then go after Jack Evans next.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Texano Jr. b Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Mesias and Texano didn’t get along but it didn’t cost the match. Wagner beat Psycho Clown with a Michinoku Driver, then challenged Psycho Clown for a title match and a mask match. Psycho tried to respond but Wagner took his mask.

Air Date: 03/26. Match one may not air – though since the Perros turned up at the end, maybe they’ll edit it into being the open or something. It could also just be on YouTube.

Appeared to be a sellout, which would be the second in this arena in five days. The Elite card will likely make it three in two weeks. IWRG cards will generally do a couple hundred people. The building isn’t dead, it’s about getting giving people what they want to see.

Though this is a lame duck position, they did do some work to build up the lesser matches on Rey de Reyes. The mixed trios match now has a purpose, Faby’s got to beat Taya to get a title match. There’s at least a little bit of effort into the tag title match. Even the Pentagon/Jack thing, a dropped angle from the fall being picked up, points at a post-Rey de Reyes plan.

Back prior Guerra de Titanes, I argued Psycho & Wagner would win the title shot match because they’d be the best choice to main event Rey de Reyes. They did not win, but it still feels like they’re going to be main eventing Rey de Reyes. They’re definitely the biggest match; whatever they’re doing with Mesias & Texano is not not coming across strongly in results. That title match is only going to get a reaction if it’s a hot crowd or they do some great work in the match itself.

Drago, Fenix, Octagon vs Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin sounds like the best match on the show. The comments Mas Lucha got from Ricky made it soudn as if Bengala is a beast of the past.

Garza Jr. told Furia de Titanes that any talk of him going to WWE is simply rumors. I wonder if “rumors” has a different connotation in Spanish than in English. Rumors in English can mean true or false, but every luchador says “rumors” like it’s obviously false. (That’s what Sombra said in the identical situation.) This seems like the English version, but it also seems like the only thing Garza can really say in the situation – neither WWE or AAA would be happy with him saying more. It does seem like AAA can’t be too concerned about him leaving if they’re starting to give him actual wins.

Next taping is 03/23 in San Luis Potosi for Rey de Reyes, which will be their first taping in that venue since Alberto left. This week’s TV show announced a 04/08 return to Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, which would be the following show. Outside of Rey de Reyes, they’re not venturing too far away from the Mexico City base so far this year. That’s not too abnormal, but shows directly in Mexico City is a bit unusual.

AAA also announced tickets on sale for a 05/14 TV taping in Orizaba. There’s likely two to be announced in between.

Dalys is new women’s champion, Casas & Maximo win, RIOT & CaraLucha tonight

Super Porky is too fat

CMLL (FRI) 03/11/2016 Arena México [CMLL, Kronosport, thecubsfan]
1) Astral & Stukita b Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
16:32. Tecnicos took 2/3. Astral & Stukita replaced Shockercito & Ultimo Dragoncito on Monday.
2) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, The Panther b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
14:42. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Súper Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
11:49. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Dalys b Marcela © [CMLL WOMEN]
12:39. Dalys took 1/3, the last with a casita, to win the championship. She’s the 18th champion. Marcela falls in her 3rd defense, first since September
5) Cavernario, Kamaitachi, Negro Casas b Máscara Dorada, Súper Parka, Volador Jr.
5:40. Straight falls. Volador had Casas beat in the second fall, but Tiger and Puma interfered to help Casas foul Volador and win. The rudos beat up the tecnicos post match.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Último Guerrero b La Máscara, Rey Escorpión, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
8:20. Tecnicos took 2/3, Maximo kissing Rush in the third fall.

There weren’t any stand out matches but it worked as a build up to next week’s big matches. They set up two plot points – Volador being overwhelmed by the Casas family and Maximo’s kiss being deadly – which seem like they’ll play into next week’s title match.

Dalys winning her first title the week before Negro Casas has a hair match is interesting timing.

The broadcast barely mentioned the iPPV, if they did at all. There is a promo for it on their YouTube channel.

Seemed like an average or below average turnout.

Tonight’s Arena Coliseo show has Ultimo Guerrero defending his title against Atlantis. This another thing CMLL’s barely promoted! Atlantis has his own title so it’s unlikely he’s going to win this one.  It’s the first of three straight show in Arena Coliseo – there’s no matches in Arena Mexico until Friday due to work being done.

There’s also a Cara Lucha show tonight, with Ciclope vs Joe Lider vs Danger vs Wotan in the main event, and Daga vs Rayo Star in the semimain.

Tonight’s also RIOT’s third show, with Caifan vs Dralion vs Arez on top.

The Guadalajara Homenaje a Dos Leyendas will now take place on 04/05, according to Super Libre

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update

Star Fire had her (latest) knee surgery yesterday.

CMLL luchadors were present at a Turibus press event announcing expanded service.

Bloomberg has a photo story of a night at Arena Mexico.

Monterrey’s Arena Jaguar has a YouTube channel now. The Pedro Navajas injury mentioned a few days ago is up there and looks ugly.


CMLL (SUN) 03/13/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Capitán Cobra & Johnny Dinamo vs Diplomático & Guerrero de la Muerte
2) Explosivo & Star Black vs Carlos Rogi & Mr. Apolo
3) Vaquero Jr. vs Espectrúm
4) Gallo, Súper Porky, Titán vs Furia Roja, Maléfico, Último Guerrero
5) Puma © vs Omar Brunetti [OCCIDENTE LH]
Puma’s first defense after winning title last June

Lineup got posted a little late for this one. Occidente title matches are coin tosses. Vaquero/Espectrum appears to be a three fall match.

IWRG (WED) 03/16/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Alas de Acero vs Adrenalina
2) Black Dragón & Galaxy vs Acero & Picudo Jr.
3) Dragón Fly, Freyser, Zatura vs Astro, Gemelo Fantástico I, Gemelo Fantástico II
IWRG vs Toluca
4) Leo, Mike, Rafy vs Factor, Rayan, Spector
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Canis Lupus & Eterno

Elite is running the Sunday show, so this is the only IWRG show of the week. Trauma II still on cards.

CMLL (FRI) 03/18/2016 Arena México
Homenaje a Dos Leyenda 2016, Lizmark & Salvador Lutteroth
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs El Cuatrero & Sansón
2) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
3) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Fujin, Kamaitachi, Okumura, Raijin
4) Rush vs Máximo Sexy [hair]
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Súper Porky vs Cibernético, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
6) Volador Jr. vs Negro Casas [hair]

You already knew this card, but it’d be weird to have a Friday show without it.

ERLL (SUN) 03/20/2016 Arena Jose Sulaiman, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
1) Cíclope (DTU) & Pesadilla vs Galactar & Titanik and Danger King & Wasson (DF) and Dulce Kanela & Larry Miranda
2) Ludark Shaitan vs Chik Tormenta
3) Koko Viper & Memo Valles vs Alberto Dos Rios & Hijo De Centurion Negro
4) El Alebrije I & Histeria II vs Ángel Dorado Jr. & Gato Fantasma
5) Blue Panther Jr. vs Drastik Boy, Rico Rodríguez
6) Black Terry & Dr. Cerebro vs Blue Panther & Silver Star
7) Último Guerrero vs Caifan

Big card for the ERLL match with an Ultimo Guerrero/Caifan match.

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-03-11 

hooray team
hooray team

Recapped: 03/11/2016

What happened: Dalys defeated Marcela to become the CMLL Women’s World Champion. She’s the 18th champion.

The underdogs for next week’s hair match won both their matches. Negro Casas defeated Volador after a foul and some interference from Tiger & Puma again. Máximo defeated Rush cleanly after kissing him.

Also, the theatrical play La Dama del Negro was honored before the main event for 22 consecutive years off performances. This included La Dama del Negro making a cameo earlier in the night, and various CMLL ‘terror’ characters being the part of a presentation of a giant plaque. One of the actors praised lucha libre (or at least the luchadors he could remember from the old song), but there was no obvious connection to CMLL explaining why they were giving such a big presentation. Someone in charge must be a big fan.

Homenaje a Dos Leyendas was mentioned thru the show, but the fact that it was on iPPV was barely mentioned if at all to the audience most likely to purchase it.

What was good: The women’s match was fine, but didn’t seem at the level of other big women’s title matches. (I liked Silueta/Zeuxis more, without a question.) The minis opener was a lot of fun. The later matches were more angles than matches, the angles were pretty good.

Where can I watch it: The main event is on ClaroSports.com. The show will air on Claro Sports TV in a week or so, and on Azteca on 04/02.

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