Lucha Memes (SUN) 04/10/2016 Arena Jardines, Ecatepec, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Hantar & Íkaro b Electroser & Troyano
Gym Falcon vs Gym Contreras
2) Freelance, Pantera, Sádico b Arez, Belial, Impulso
Sadico replaced Mike Segura. Money thrown in. Impulso and Freelance challenged for a hair match.
3) Supermega DQ Black Terry
Super Mega fouled Terry, Terry fouled Mega, ref only saw the second.
4) Keira DCOR Toxin
They battled outside to a draw.
5) Aramis b Iron Kid, Alas de Acero
Aramis defeated Iron Kid. Alas de Acero was injured after a tornillo to the floor which flew past the other two.
6) Último Guerrero b Hechicero
Guerrero won with via Pulpo Guerrero in a great match. Money thrown in.
Alas de Acero was doing better backstage. Main event and second match sound like the high matches. Lucha Memes says we have Black Terry Jr. to thank for the main event idea.
IWRG (SUN) 04/10/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV]
1) Kanon & Zatura b Picudo Jr. & Violencia Jr.
2) Fireman & Galaxy b Fly Star & Keshin Black
Galaxy replaced Aramis and Keshin Black replaced Toxin Boy (double booked). This was Keshin’s first match on a normal IWRG show since 2011 (though he’s been on some trainee shows of late.)
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy DQ Bombero Infernal, Demonio Infernal, Muerte Infernal
rudos pulled Rafy’s mask for the DQ.
4) Factor, Rayan, Spector b Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Pasion Kristal
5) Danny Casas, Súper Nova, Veneno b Golden Magic, Mr. Águila, Negro Navarro
Golden Magic is indeed now a rudo, with an evil mask.
6) Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible © b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [EdM Trios]
Third fall went to a double pin (or maybe double submission). This week (and not last week), the commission allowed one more fall. Mariachis Locos took it for the win. First defense, rematch against ex-champions.
Sometimes I’m slow, but it finally dawned on me that IWRG turned Golden Magic because the fans are still booing him over the Castillo del Terror finish. It’s so weird that he’s turning rudo just as he starts as a tecnico in CMLL, but it’s an a great example of how insular the different lucha libre fanbases can be in Mexico. The fans of indie groups (and IWRG) don’t seem really affected much by what happens in CMLL, and those people don’t seem to be affected much by what’s happening in AAA, and so on with WWE.
Tonight’s Puebla show has the trios titles on the line in the main event, as the Sky Team (Mistico, Valiente and Volador) defend against the Revolucionarios (Dragon Rojo, Polvora and Rey Escorpion.) The rudo challengers have had great matches against tecnico high flying teams, and these tecnicos are going to fly. This will be a match worth going out of your way to see, even if a title change seems unlikely.
The semimain on the show is a relevos incredibles, which puts Terrible with Mascara & Rush against Atlantis, Maximo and Ultimo Guerrero. Terrible would be a better new Ingobernables than Pierroth, but a loaf of white bread would be a better Ingobernable than Pierroth. Super Porky is listed in the tercera and it’ll be news if he’s there; he hasn’t been lately. The second match is a minis match with favorites Stukita, Asturiano and Espiritu Maligno in action. It’s got a good chance of being the second best match of the night. The opener has locals Black Tiger, Zaeta Roja, El Malayo and Policeman.
People corrected me in the comments, but I want to make sure to repeat it here: Maximo’s not in Liga Elite. He was definitely in the group of names thrown out for the tournament, but so were Zumbio and Marco and neither of them are actually in it. The full field is Mascara Dorada, Xtreme Tiger, Rush, Bobby Lashley, Atlantis, La Mascara, Volador Jr., Caristico, LA Park, Cibernetico, Ultimo Guerrero and Negro Casas. Ultimo Guerrero is the one I keep missing, and Negro Casas is the one who’s missing from the tournament. Those two should have a match Wednesday if they’re following a normal schedule, but it’s Ultimo Guerrero against Xtreme Tiger instead.
On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer gave an explanation for the Rey Mysterio/AAA situation. He said Rey stopped working for AAA when there were two dates left to fulfill on his contract, because AAA was behind on pay. AAA has caught up on pay, so Rey is going to honor those final two dates (and seemed doubtful if there’d be more than that.) He speculated those last two appearances would be Verano de Escandalo and TripleMania.
On his podcast, MVP repeatedly says he was let go for revealing “specific character information” about Lucha Underground. He says all the executive producers were great to him, and it’s a parent company who had him let go. (Mark Burnett’s company? El Rey? There’s a bunch of companies who could fit, given the shared ownership. AAA’s has let things go on that specific podcast network without firing people in the past so I think I’d rule them out.)
If you live in Mexico, Victoria is holding a contest for a trip to Los Angeles and Lucha Underground tickets. Based on the contact dates, this (like the Time Warner deal) is also for Ultima Lucha.
DTU announced KeMonito & Perico Zacarias would be in for the 05/01 show in Tulancingo, a Kid’s Day weekend show at 1pm. It reads like they’ll be on opposite sides of a trios instead of the same team. That weekend is going to to be among the highest volume of shows all year.
Cien Caras was honored in Lagos de Moreno.
Segunda Caida reviews La Sombra versus Averno from the Universal final.
Super Libre had lots of guests, include Sangre Fira Jr., Dorado Jr., Hipnosis and Girfo.
UnoTV has a video story on Miss Gaviota, who works as a hair stylist when not in the ring.
IWRG (WED) 04/13/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Dragón & Guerrero 2000 vs Galaxy & Matrix Jr.
2) Adrenalina & Freyser vs Picudo Jr. & Violencia Jr.
3) Dinamic Black, Hijo del Alebrije, Zatura vs Factor, Rayan, Spector
4) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera I, Pantera II vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II © vs Apolo Estrada, Canis Lupus, Eterno [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Main event follows up from the bloody match between the Traumas & Canis & Eterno last Wednesday (which did air this weekend and will be up tomorrow.) Panteras versus Terrible Cerberos also might be a title match.