What happened: The last three matches all ended in some sort of issue. Ultimo Guerrero used a ref bump to beat Rush, and La Mascara used a ref bump to beat Carístico (then unmasked him a second time after the match.). The tercera ended with no finish, with Rey Bucanero & Felino coming back in after being eliminated for no real reason. It appeared we’re getting a rematch of the rudos versus rudos match and maybe a Carístico/Mascara singles match next week.
What was good: The Rush/Ultimo Guerrero was exactly what a lot of fun and should be watched.
indy (SUN) 04/24/2016Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Lo Mejor de Lucha Libre]
1) Minion I & Minion II b Flecha & Muerte Guerrera
2) Ángel Justiciero & Pedro Navajas b Mini Bengalí & Rey Demonio Jr.
3) Súper Jack & Súper Ratón b Demonio del Caribe & Kalaka (Tijuana) Jack was in his Capitan America gear.
4) Dulce Kanela b Máximo, Golden Boy, Último Ninja
5) Caifan b Pagano
6) Rey Hechicero b Negro Casas Said to be outstanding, the best match in Monterrey in a while.
Everyone’s raving about the main event. It may air next week on Noches de Coliseo; you never know with that show. (They were actually advertising this show on Saturday’s airing, which I can’t recall them doing prior.) This was Negro Casas’ first match in the building in three years, attendance looked strong, and he was still signing autographs many minutes after the match.
Lucha Memes (SUN) 04/24/2016Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), R de Rudo]
1) Jinzo b Obscuro
2) Súper Mega b Demasiado bloody match
3) Fly Star & Toxin b Ciber Punk & Garrobo Punk good match, money thrown in, win via Canadian Destroyers.
4) Freelance b Sádico [falls count anywhere] very good match
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Arez, Belial, Impulso said to be outstanding. Trauma I left the match due to injury after a dive onto Impulso.
6) Pantera b Jeque [lightning]
7) Fujin, Okumura, Raijin b Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid
8) Princesa Sugehit b Keira
Black Terry has highlights from this show, which look nuts. The fifth match is said to be among the best Mexico City matches of the year.
Tonight’s Puebla show has Rush taking on Ultimo Guerrero, after they’ve feuded the last couple weeks in Arena Mexico. Ultimo Guerrero leads their all time (non-tournament) series at 3-2, but both Rush’s wins have come in this building. They’ve split the lead up trios, and the outcome could go either way. Rush might be the type of guy to break Ultimo Guerrero out of his usual routine (which might also be tough for him to do with Lashley on Wednesday. It’s a busy week for UG.)
The rest of the show includes both Mistico & Caristico and Cibernetico & Mephisto teaming up in the main event, days before they face they have different partners in the Arena Mexico main event anniversary show. Atlantis & La Mascara round out the trios. The tercera is an unusual Peste Negra/TRV rudo versus rudos match. Asturiano, Meyer, Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar and Policeman are the locals on the card.
The show starts at the usual 9pm and will air on YouTube.
Fight Network has a story up about carrying CMLL – the Thursday night slot is the usual slot. There’s really no other info, including no mention of announcers, which makes think they may just be running the same tapes as in Mexico with no English announcers.
CMLL (SAT) 04/23/2016Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis b Bengala
2) Sensei b Camorra
3) Magnus b Artillero
4) Stigma b Espanto Jr.
5) Fuego b Disturbio
6) Blue Panther & Titán b Misterioso Jr. & Pierroth Tecnicos took 1/3, got money from the fans
7) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, La Máscara b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Vangellys La Mascara was no help, but the tecnicos won anyway.
Titan & Panther must’ve been awesome for the fans to throw in money for that match (and the recaps makes it sound as if it was just for the tecnicos.)
CaraLucha (SAT) 04/23/2016Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Carxyus, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Fiero b Leonidas, Coyote winner joins the promotion?
2) Centella Atómico & Wasson b Alas de Oro & Príncipe Aéreo
3) Black Terry & Trauma I b Magnífico II & Templario Black Terry replaced Trauma II, Magnifico II replaced Guerrero Mixtico
4) Centvrión, Dragón Celta, Látigo b Arez, Belial, Impulso Indystrongtibles want a rematch.
5) Último Guerrero DDQ Satánico double foul finish
Matches 3 & 4 sound like they were pretty good, and the main event was the moment they wanted it to be. Attendance looks weak, unfortunately.
WMC (SAT) 04/23/2016 Gimansio Hercules, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring, KronoSport]
1) Felina Metálica b La Heroína, Zuka, Lilith Dark, Star Pink [WMC COPA] Felina defeated Heronia to win.
2) Pegasuz & Sky Man b Rayo Star & Yoruba Rayo Star had a bad fall in the second fall and left the match.
3) La Jarochita b Zuzu Divine, Kiera, Ashley Jarochita beat Keira in the final.
4) Centvrión & Látigo b Drastik Boy & Rocky Lobo The DTU team were upset by their loss and would not accept a handshake after the match, promising to end the Mala Hiebra team.
5) Demasiado b Wotan, Cíclope, Miedo Extremo [WMC HEAVY, #1 Contenders]
Maximo is the WMC champion, so Demasiado will challenge at some point. This indie promotion seems to do more show to show storylines.
CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2016Arena México [CMLL]
1) Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Violencia b Fantasy & Último Dragóncito Dragoncito was stretchered out after the Demus Driver, as normal
2) Cancerbero, Canelo Casas, Raziel b Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman Rudos took 2/3.
3) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela b Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis Vaquerita replaced Sugehit on Wednesday.
4) Dragón Lee, Rey Cometa, Titán b Cavernario, Ephesto, Felino
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Mistico DQ Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible Terrible fouled Atlantis, who wanted a rematch.
That main event doesn’t seem like a big deal for a rematch, but maybe they’re just not doing a big match.
I’ll save IWRG & Lucha Memes for tomorrow, but the Navarros/Indystongitibles match got really strong reviews from that show.
The Fight Network in Canada says they’ll start airing CMLL on 05/05 (Thursdays) at 9pm. They’ve aired it previously, with English voices overs done in England. I assumes there’s English voiceovers for this show as well, though I haven’t listened to the LAW to know – I literally know no details. It’s nice more CMLL is airing and more people are getting a chance to see it but, since almost everything they’re taping is being broadcast on the internet, it’s unlikely to be new material.
CMLL (SAT) 04/30/2016Arena México
1) Acero & Fantasy vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Oro Jr., Robin, Star Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Nitro, Sansón
3) Stigma, The Panther, Tritón vs Bobby Z, Ephesto, Luciferno
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys
5) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Máximo Sexy vs Euforia, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Sabado Retros is a normal Arena Mexico show, and a very normal one at that. Just five random matches.
CMLL (SUN) 05/01/2016Arena México
1) Bengala & Sensei vs Artillero & Cholo
2) Magnus, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs El Cuatrero, Espanto Jr., Sansón
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso, Tritón vs Disturbio, Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Titán vs Cavernario, Euforia, Negro Casas
5) Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Súper Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
This Sunday show is just a normal card too; so much for my idea they were going to load up the cards.
No Cometa/Cavernario singles match sticks out. Maybe they’re just thinking they’ll build it in front of a bigger card to get people to come back the following week – but there’s at least a chance it’s been moved to Friday with the lightning match now on that day. (Or maybe I’m just hoping it’ll be taped.)
CMLL (SUN) 05/01/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar & Micro vs Destructor & Quca
2) Capitán Cobra & Linterna vs Carlo Roggi & Mr. Brisa
3) El Alteño, Explosivo, Star Black vs Demonio Rojo, Gran Kenut, Mr. Apolo
4) Cosmos & Metatrón vs Relámpago & Thunder Boy
5) Esfinge, León Blanco, Magnum vs Furia Roja, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
Also nothing too interesting.
DTU (SUN) 05/01/2016 Palenque de la Feria, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) Atila, Jimmy, Johnny Idolo, Kevin, Tiburón vs Ángel o Demonio, Chato, Nene, Ovett, Paranoiko
2) Erwin, Irving, Qué Monito vs Masizito, Porrito, Zacarias
3) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Titán (CMLL) & Tritón (CMLL) and Drastik Boy & Jinzo
4) Lluvia & Zeuxis vs Princesa Sugehit & Reina Isis
5) ?, Crazy Boy, Shocker, Stuka Jr. vs Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Mr. Águila, Negro Casas
Free sponsored show around noon (so the people on this show will be able to get back to Mexico City in time for that card, and maybe have enough time to work another show in between.) This show will also include a lucha libre photograph expo and an autograph signing.