CMLL Puebla: 2016-04-25

Rush is the best
Rush is the best

Recapped: 04/25/2016

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.

Where can I watch it: It’s on YouTube now, and will be on 52MX in about 2 weeks. Read More

great match roundup, week of 2016-04-09

There were some good matches this week. And also the Bad level getting a workout.

As usual, I put in as much effort thinking of ratings for the tournaments as the people in them.

rating matches TV Show taped
great Texano vs Daga [Aztec Medaillon] Lucha Underground: 2016-04-13 2015-12-13
great Dragón Azteca Jr., Prince Puma, Rey Mysterio vs Cage,Johnny Mundo, Taya [LU TRIOS] and in a tournament match Lucha Underground: 2016-04-13 2015-12-13
good Aerostar, Drago, Fénix vs Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Zorrofor the AAA World Trios Championship AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09 2016-03-23
good Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. © vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
good Dragón Lee, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
good Fuego, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Vangellys CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
good Xtreme Tiger vs Último Guerrero in a Liga Elite match Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 2016-04-13
good LA Park vs Cibernético in a Liga Elite match Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 2016-04-13
ok Psycho Clown vs Dr. Wagner Jr. AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09 2016-03-23
ok Asturiano, Shockercito, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Espíritu Maligno, Mini Joker CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
ok La Máscara, Rush, Terrible vs Atlantis, Máximo Sexy,Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
ok Stigma vs Disturbio in a lightning match CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
ok Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Pegasso vs Luciferno, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
ok La Máscara, Súper Porky, Titán vs Gran Guerrero, Kráneo, Mr. Niebla CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
ok Killshot vs Argenis Lucha Underground: 2016-04-13 2015-12-13
ok Bengala & Sensei vs Cholo & Espanto Jr. CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Dragón Rojo Jr. & Rush vs Mephisto, Pólvora, Mr. Niebla,Ephesto, Bobby Z, Felino in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a seeding battle royal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Felino & Súper Crazy vs Bobby Z & Máscara Dorada in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Blue Panther & Ephesto vs Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Ángel de Oro & Pólvora vs Mephisto & Mistico in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Marco Corleone & Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & Euforia in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and [8f] CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. vs Bobby Z & Máscara Dorada in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Marco Corleone & Rush vs Mephisto & Mistico in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament quarterfinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr. vs Mephisto & Mistico in a National Parejas Increible Tournament match and in a tournament semifinal match CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Atlantis, Carístico, Máximo Sexy vs Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpión, Terrible CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2016-04-15 2016-04-15
ok Argos & Carístico vs Dragón Lee & Rush Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-04-15 2016-04-13
below average Black Tiger & Zaeta Roja vs El Malayo & Policeman CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
below average Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Ripper CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-11 2016-04-11
below average Flyer & Robin vs Artillero & Inquisidor CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
bad Pentagón Jr. vs Villano IV, La Parka in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament match and in a tournament final match AAA on Televisa: 2016-04-09 2016-03-23
bad Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Metálico CMLL Internet Exclusives: 2016-04-12 2016-04-12
watch later Dragón Fly vs Shadow Boy, Aramis, Adrenalina, Freyser,Atomic Star, Galaxy, Blue Monsther, Toxin Boy, Fly Star,Salachichita, Keiser Drago, Komachi, Madison Kid for the mask and for the hair IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-04-10 2016-04-06
watch later Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible © vs Black Terry,Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro for the Mexico State Tag Team Championship IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-04-11 2016-04-10

LuchaMemes, Hechicero defeats Casas in Monterrey, new IWRG champ

Los Kamikazes del Aire/photo by Black Terry Jr.
Los Kamikazes del Aire/photo by Black Terry Jr.

indy (SUN) 04/24/2016 Arena 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.

Caifan needed stitches after his match with Pagano.

Lucha Memes (SUN) 04/24/2016 Coliseo 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.

IWRG (SUN) 04/24/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, IWRG]
1) Kanon b Keshin Black
Kanon replaced Black Dragon, won in straight falls
2) Galaxy & Hip Hop Man b Dragón Fly & Shadow Boy
3) Dinamic Black, Emperador Azteca, Freelance DQ Cerebro Negro, Golden Magic, Killer Jr.
DQ not specified. Debut for Killer Jr.
4) Leo, Mike, Rafy b Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible
Tortugas want a title shot, which the Maraichis accepted
5) Herodes Jr., Negro Navarro, Trauma II b Danny Casas, Hijo del Alebrije, Veneno
good mat match
6) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Trauma I © [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Trauma I falls on his first defense when he suffered a rib injury in the middle fall (and may have came into the match hurt.) Canis Lupus hit the ring to bemoan Trauma I losing the title before he could win it, but still challenged him to a mask match and Mascara to a title match on Wednesday.

Matches 3/4/5 all got money thrown in (which may mean the few IWRG fans just really like IWRG.) Main event sounds like it didn’t go far, but it’s tough to tell.

Cara Lucha linked to the complete Satanico versus Ultimo Guerrero match from Saturday night. Ultimo says he’d like to face Satanico again in Arena Mexico.

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.

Dragon Lee says he has a strained knee ligament. As of this point, he hasn’t been taken out of any matches.

The founder of Arena Olimpico Laguna passed away a few days ago. They shows appear to continuing, as they’re back as scheduled Thursday.

Wendy, a former CMLL and AAA luchadora in the early 90s, will have a retirement show in Mission, Texas on Thursday. She’s been wrestling in the area the last year at least.

Super Libre has Neutron as a guest.

Super Astro talks about how he got into lucha libre.

Dr. Karonte Jr. wants to go after Rey Cometa