What happened: Atlantis (over La Mascara) and Caristico (over Volador) picked up their first win in their first Liga Elite matches. LA Park & son, watching the show from the front row, got involved in the trios match and fought with Cibernetico. They’ll have a singles match next week, with LA Park added to the tournament as the 12 man.
What was good: The main event was the only match I really liked, a big spot exhibition. The LA Park angle is good, but you can skip the rest of the match.
Where can I watch it: It’s on YouTube and Azteca’s website.Read More
CMLL (TUE) 04/19/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Capitán Cobra & Mágico b Mr. Apolo & Rey Trueno
2) El Divino, Flyer, Marvel b Akuma, Espíritu Negro, Joker Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Fujin, Okumura, Raijin b Gallo, Rey Cometa, Tritón Gallo replaced Starman. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Bobby Z b Ángel de Oro Bobby Z took 2/3, the last with a mask pull.
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys Tecnicos took 1/3. Rudos were DQ for excessive violence in the first. Atlantis beat Terrible in the third.
Tonight’s the second block of the Torneo Increibles de Parajes. Mistico & Mephisto won the other block last week and will meet tonight’s winner next week. Most CMLL tournaments are easy to figure because there’s usually a tecnico/rudo final, but this one is a little tougher since all the teams are supposed to be tecnico/rudo teams. The teams in the block:
The Panther & Tiger
Titán & Vangellys
Terrible & Máximo
Rey Escorpión & Último Guerrero
La Máscara & Dragon Lee (probably!)
Brazo de Plata & Kráneo
Atlantis & Gran Guerrero
Carístico & Cibernético
Carístico & Cibernético advancing to the final would set up the first Caristico/Mistico match. They’ve been saving that for a big show, and maybe the Arena Mexico 60th Anniversary is that show. It’s the outcome they’re pushing hardest in the preview. Atlantis does well in this tournament annually, so he can’t be ruled out. Terrible & Maximo and Rey Escorpion & Ultimo Guerrero also do well in these sort of things and have a shot.
The rest of the show doesn’t have anything too important. The minis are int he opener, with Stukita making an appearance. (Angelito will not, he was pulled out of the match midweek.) Triton, Pegasso and Esfinge face Virus, Skandalo and Cuatrero, as the Dinamita kids have been split up among different shows this week. Angel de Oro, Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. face Euforia, Ripper, Olimpico and Barbaro Cavernario, Felino and Mr. Niebla versus Mistico, Volador Jr., and Mascara Dorada in the main event but both matches are likely to be cut for time. This is going to be a long show and probably not a particularly good one.
Figuring out what exactly happened is hard to discern. It does not appear Pentagon just took it without telling anyone. There’s a implication this was booked thru AAA, but there’s also Dorian saying it wasn’t booked properly thru AAA – “any other way doesn’t work.” I do not know what happened here. My impression is Konnan was a big part of booking AAA wrestlers to US/Canada in recent years, and that he’s no longer doing that or working for AAA. It’s possibly something got lost or messed up in the transition, but that’s just throwing out a guess. I really don’t know.
It’s also a situation that seems handled inconsistently and not just limited to US shows. I mentioned Daga winning Apache’s hair a couple of days ago in Aguascalientes. That was surprising, not just because we never had a card for Aguascalientes, but because Daga had been advertised for a while as main eventing a show in Arena Aficion the same night. Pentagon worked in Chile this past weekend, not an official AAA show as far as I can tell, instead of the AAA Arena Neza spot show he’d been advertised for a couple weeks. It’s tough to tell exactly how these decisions are made, or even if there has been any changes made until the show happens. (In the unlikely event we get results from the Chilpancingo show, I’d bet there will be a different matches than advertised there too.) The easy guess is these guys end up working for the show which is paying AAA the most. In this case, it’s probably not the one who’s going to make the most money for the luchador – Pentagon Jr. would’ve to make a lot more money selling merchandise in San Diego than he’s going to get in Chilpancingo. So this is disappointing for him.
Anyway, this idea of people being booked in multiple places on the same day might be coming up for Elite next week, or it might give a clue on what the card is for Wednesday. Elite’s releasing their lineups on Friday night, but we already know Caristico, Cibernetico, La Mascara and Negro Casas are all booked for a show in San Luis Potosi thru Elite for that day. (Mistico too.) Atlantis, Extreme Tiger, Dorada have already had already had two matches in Liga Elite, so they’re probably not having one next week. That leaves LA Park, Lashley, Rush, Guerrero and Volador, five guys for four spots. Rush and Ultimo Guerrero are facing on Monday and so they’ll likely not want to repeat that, and Rush and Lashley have already fought, so maybe Rush versus LA Park or Rush versus Volador next week? Maybe Guerrero against the other one?