Tonight’s the first block of the annual Torneo Increible de Parejas. Past winners
2010: Atlantis & Mascara Dorada
2011: Atlantis & Mascara Dorada
2012: Atlantis & Mr. Niebla
2013: La Sombra & Volador Jr.
2014: Atlantis & Euforia
2015: Maximo & El Terrible
So, either Atlantis wins, or they’re specifically setting up a match. Sombra & Volador at the Anniversary show, Maximo & Terrible at Dos Leyendas. Atlantis is not in this week’s blocks, but here are the 8 teams who are:
- Mephisto & Mistico – maybe
- Marco Corleone & Rush – maybe
- Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. – maybe? (Niebla is a replacement for Negro Casas)
- Felino & Súper Crazy – nope
- Ángel de Oro & Pólvora – nope
- Dragón Rojo Jr. & Euforia – nope
- Bobby Z & Máscara Dorada – nope
- Blue Panther & Ephesto – nope
Marco & Rush are either going to win, or they’re going to destroy each other. Destroying each other seems much more likely. Mephisto & Mistico are the favorites by default, but Niebla & Volador would be reasonable as well.
Including the seeding battle royal, it’s a 12 match show, one more than the Gran Alternativa shows. No idea why they needed to add so many trios matches to the show – it’s going to cause the matches to be even shorter. The actual main event, Caristico, Atlantis and Maximo against Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpion and Terrible, will likely be a quick build to block for next week. There’s a Rey Cometa, Fuego, Triton vs Vangellys (with a new spelling in the preview), Cavernario, Hechicero trios match which looks good, but not sure how much time they’re going to have to do anything. Show also includes a minis match and a Cholo match.
The show airs on ClaroSports at the usual 8:30pm. I am not sure if I’m going to be around to record it this time. I swear I didn’t design to miss a tournament show, but I’d be definitely OK if that happened.
Lucha Azteca 7 moves to it’s new time slot at 11:30pm tonight. Cibernetico versus LA Park and Xtreme Tiger versus Ultimo Guerrero will air. It appears like they’ve already changed around the replay time: it’s now being listed as 9:45 AM on Sundays.
CMLL’s website mentions Rush & La Mascara in New York, finds yet a new way to spell “Xtream” Tiger.
Hijo del Octagon is not the son of Octagon, as Octagon claimed at the press conference he held on Wednesday. He’s a Mexico City indie luchador. I do know the name, but I don’t see the point in announcing it. He’s not a big name, but some people might recognize him – and a lot of people seemed to, since the name started to come out yesterday and is around social media today. This is not a big surprise to anyone. It will be a big surprise if it’s mentioned outside of lucha circles.
A show with AAA luchadors in Coacalco last night seems like it drew pretty well. I couldn’t think of any other time that building has been run on a weekday night, but it looks like a success.
LuchaWorld has an interview with Mascara Dorada, talking a little bit about his time in Japan and his return to CMLL.
Segunda Caida reviews Blue Panther, La Sombra, Shocker vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Black Fire gets his shot at the DTU Alto Impacto championship tomorrow.
Lucha Memes (SUN) 04/24/2016 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Jinzo vs Obscuro
2) Ciber Punk & Garrobo Punk vs Fly Star & Toxin
3) Demasiado vs Súper Mega
4) Pantera vs Jeque [lightning]
5) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
6) Arez, Belial, Impulso vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
7) Freelance vs Sádico [falls count anywhere]
8) Keira vs Princesa Sugehit
Full card for this show: Pantera vs Jeque & Jinzo and Obscuro vs Jinzo are the two last additions. This is a pretty good card.