Octagon steals Octagon Jr.’s mask, DTU & CMLL results

Bugambilia/photo by CMLL
Bugambilia/photo by CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 04/09/2016 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Camorra b Bengala
2) Flyer DQ Inquisidor
Flyer won quickly by DQ when his mask came off as Inquisidor escaped the corner (and Terror Chino made a bad call.)
3) Arkángel de la Muerte b Sensei
Sensei, who’s been out since 02/13 (when he suffered a knee injury in this building), replaced Star Junior. He got submitted to an armbar.
4) Nitro b Starman
Nitro used his piledriver again.
5) Puma b Hombre Bala Jr.
Puma won via powerbomb. Said to be very good.
6) Bobby Z & Vangellys b Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther
No title challenge made.
7) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Luciferno b Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Valiente
Title challenge made – Euforia beat Maximo to set up the third Heavyweight title match between them. Luciferno replaced Niebla Roja.

Terror Chino was referee for matches 2 & 4, strictly applying the rules on Flyer’s mask falling off but loosely applying them on Nitro’s piledriver. Even by a non-kayfabe sense, CMLL lets Nitro’s piledriver go because that’s the finish, and they know the mask falling off is not the finish of the second match but won’t let it go. It’s terrible and no one in CMLL who can put a stop to it cares enough to put a stop to it.

indy (SAT) 04/09/2016 Gimansio Hercules, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Red Abadón & Thunder Storm b Divino Boy & Star Warrior
Star Warrior was scheduled to appear on the DTU, somehow ended up here instead (or it might be a different Star Warrior?)
2) Látigo b Kilvan
good match, money thrown in
3) Casandra & Reina Dorada b Felina Metálica & Mystique
Felina & Mystique beat Reina, but Casandra (HUMO champ) defeated them both to win
4) Demus 3:16 & Wasson DCOR Akuma & Yoruba [Relevos Increíbles]
predictable, the partners could not get along and everyone fought outside for the draw.
5) Rey Hechicero b Dr. Cerebro
said to be a great match

This seems like it has a good chance of turning up on handhelds and I hope it does givein the two hyped matches.

DTU (SAT) 04/09/2016 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [+LuchaTV, DTU]
1) Radical b Chalapa Boy, Licántropo, Krónico
2) Masizito & Porrito b Erwing & Irwing
Money thrown in. For winning, Porrito and Masizito get a special match on the next show – against KeMonito and Zacarias!
3) Hormiga b Fandango, Exotico, Gran Cobra
Fandango’s DTU debut. He was supposed to be in an earlier match on the show, but replaced Star Warrior (who was also supposed to be debuting.)
4) Jimmy b Rocky Lobo, Lanzeloth, Johnny Idol
Jimmy pulled the upset in a good match. Rocky Lobo gave him credit for the win.
5) Drastik Boy & Pesadilla b Fujin & Raijin
Mexicans even the results from the previous show. Drastic challenged Raijin to a singles match.
6) Ángel o Demonio b Paranoiko, Drako
DTU has Angel de Oro winning, while +LuchaTV has Angel & Paranoiko drawing.
7) Ovett & Sharlie Rockstar b Cíclope & Miedo Extremo
Ovett still wants a title match with Ciclope. Ciclope accepted for the next show in Pachuca.

I usually like to wait to see if more detailed recaps of DTU shows turn up, but I have news that Zacarias & Monito are fighting some DTU Kids and that really can’t wait. Also I guess Drastick Boy vs Raijin should be good too.

Who gets their owed title shot first, Bobby Z or Miedo Extremo? (Who’s missing title shot gets even acknowledged first?) I don’t want to be too hard on DTU, because not everyone else would’ve given Jimmy a big win to at least put him in the midcard mix.

CMLL (SUN) 04/10/2016 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Mercurio & Pierrothito b Shockercito & Stukita
2) Bugambilia, Cancerbero, Raziel b Oro Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr.
exotico Bugamabilia’s debut, though he doesn’t appear to be involved in any of the finishes. Rudos took 2/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado b Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther
Rudos took 1/3. Pierroth continues to be regular Boricua when he’s not with the Ingobernables (days which don’t start with “F”)
4) Dragón Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa DQ Cavernario, Ephesto, Luciferno
Cavernario fouled Rey Cometa
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b Kráneo, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3.

Don’t you dare set up a Cometa/Cavernario singles match on the day you don’t air, CMLL! That wouldn’t be cool.

Octagon Jr. had an autograph signing at CaraLucha restaurant today. He was there when Octagon confronted him, lecturing the ex-Flamita for using the Octagon mask. Octagon Jr., who was polite at all times, explained he was wearing because that’s his job, and Octagon pulled the mask off Octagon Jr.’s face. Octagon Jr. covered his face and left. Octagon had people filming this on phones and cameras; this was a designed publicity stunt on his part. Octagon boasted about what he had done before his video ends. The video and the story have gone viral, with it making it as far ESPN’s Mexico section. This is not a storyline, though Octagon’s is clearly in wrestling promo mode the entire time.

CaraLucha says Octagon brought bodyguard with guns to the restaurant. Octagon denied the guns, but nothing anything else. It’s obvious from the video that there’s no less than four different security people accompanying Octagon. Some get between the CaraLucha staff and Octagon immediately, and at least one on camera appears to be signaling to everyone else that he has a gun in his pocket.

This was not a brave act by a man standing up for his self identity, but a cowardly act by a man so afraid of losing a legal battle that he’s desperate to win it in the court of public opinion. And it’s seems to have backfired. Octagon had a lot of sympathy for his plight, and blew it all with this. Pulling the mask off someone in a threatening situation only accomplished to turn the people against him. There a few Octagon diehards, and people who feel they’ve been wronged by AAA, who expressed their support for Octagon, but the majority of other luchadors have condemned Octagon for his actions. Octagon’s been ripped on his own social media pages and people are supporting Flamita. People don’t see a man defending his name, but simply a bully. It doesn’t feel like there’s any point in yelling at Octagon over this, because he’s so caught up in his own bluster that he’s lost any grip on reality or decency (and will obviously still claim he has the right to the name whatever the court case decides), but I think the worst punishment he can have is be shunned by his fellow luchadors and that appears to be what’s happening at the moment.

The Roldans has sent out messages of support to Flamita while condemning Octagon. That’s nice and good. That doesn’t absolve them of their responsibility for this mess. There’s not a single thing “Octagon Jr.” has done that could’ve been done by Flamita. I’m sure there’s a peso more he’s made as Octagon Jr. that he would’ve made as Flamita, or Fireball, or whatever. Call him whatever you want, he’s one of the most talented luchadors on the planet, AAA should be honored to have him work for them, and they’re making him carry an enormous burden for mostly their own benefit. If you’re going to put this man on the firing line, apparently quite literally, you have to better plans for him than opening match mixed tags and completely pointless trios matches. He deserves much better for dealing with this nonsense, and he can find better work in pretty much any promotion in the world if the best you’ve got for him is trademark defense. If Octagon Jr. is only a thing to maintain some right to the name, give it to some super anonymous rookie and have him appear as often as Atomic Boy does (or Alebrije does) and keep the heat off the luchador. If Octagon Jr. is supposed to be a big deal worthy of all this blowback, treat him like a big deal. There’s no in-between on this one, I don’t understand the point of all of this if you’re doing it in-between.

In a video posted on Twitter, LA Park said he’s honoring his agreements to work both the AAA date in Nuevo Laredo on Monday he had agreed to and the Elite show on Wednesday. This would also seem to be up to the promoters; Wednesday’s no problem, but Monday might be iffy.

04/24 Lucha Memes in Coliseo Coacalco
1: Keira vs Princesa Sugehit
2: Alas de Acero, Iron Kid & Aramis vs Fujin, Raijin, Okumura – new match
The hidden joke here is the Mexican team are Los Kamikazes del Aire, and CMLL announcers occasionally refer to the Japanese guys as Kamikazes.

Hopefully Alas de Acero can make the match. You may not want to watch the video, but he completely flew past his partners on a tornillo dive on tonight’s Lucha Memes show, landing badly on a cement floor. The end of the video shows a significant wound on his forehead, and he’s lucky if that’s all that happened.

Over in Germany, Black Fire defeated the Rotation to win a shot at the DTU Alto Impacto championship, still held by Kim Ray. Black Fire’s stint in Europe must be wrapping up soon, and he might not get another shot to bring it back to Mexico.

RobViper has a music video of 09/16/15 CMLL.


CMLL (SUN) 04/17/2016 Arena México
1) Metatrón & Templario vs Akuma & Espíritu Negro
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Magia Blanca, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
3) Blue Panther Jr., The Panther, Tritón vs Felino, Luciferno, Tiger
4) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Cavernario, Niebla Roja, Pierroth
5) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Mr. Niebla

They’re doing the Cometa/Cavernario match off TV! That’s not cool!

There are a few Templario’s in Mexico, but this debuting one is probably the one who’s been seen on Cara Lucha shows. This would be the eighth new person who’s debuted in CMLL proper since the end of December, not counting Golden Magic, Fujin and Raijin. I probably need to pay closer attention to see who’s being dropped.

CMLL (SUN) 04/17/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Avispón Negro & Micro vs Diplomático & Guerrero de la Muerte
2) Fugaz & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Destello & Mr. Apolo
3) Cosmos, El Alteño, El Yaqui vs Carlo Roggi, Relámpago, Thunder Boy
4) Sádico © vs Mágico [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
second defense
5) El Divino, Nautilius, Omar Brunetti vs Joker, Maléfico, Ráfaga

Magico, at least under that name, debuted in January and is getting his first ever title shot after four months and twelve matches, in a building that doesn’t do many local title matches.

Fugaz debuted tonight (or was supposed to), and Avispon Negro simply lost his “Jr.” after one week, so the only real new name is Destello. He’s been around smaller Jalisco indies, not always near Guadalajara, for a little while.

indy (SUN) 04/17/2016 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) Carisma vs Lady Chicana, Baby Puma
4) ?, Mr. Nice, Obsesión vs ??, Galactar, Monje Negro Jr.
5) Hator, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 vs Perseus, Rayman, Sangre Chicana
6) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. © vs Cien Caras [WWA HEAVY]
no title is actually listed, but Jalisco hold the WWA title at last check

This show is going up against a Satanico & Panthro vs El Dandy & Caifan main event across town. You must be very old to main event in Monterrey. The poster is very unclear as to what’s going in the semimain, but it’s probably nothing good. It’d be nice to see Rayman on TV, if only he had a decent match.

CMLL Puebla: 2016-04-04 

leaping tope con giro
leaping tope con giro

Recapped: 04/09/2016

What happened: Rey Escoprion fouled Mistico again, which somehow gets him a title match. And that’s it.

What was good: Just that main event.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel and matches from the show will air on 52MX on 04/16

Match 1: Meyer & Zaeta Roja vs Ares & Guerrero Espacial
Arena Puebla, 04/04/2016

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