CMLL Arena México: 2016-04-26 

Zeuxis wins!
Zeuxis wins!

Recapped: 04/26/2016

What happened: Mephisto defeated Mascara Dorada in a title match, and asked for another title match. Dorada agreed. Zeuxis won a 60th Anniversary cibernetico. The show went very long.

What was good: The main event turns into a fun Dorada exhibition in the third fall. The cibernetico had it’s moments, but was tedious at times.

Where can I watch it: It’s on CMLL’s YouTube channel Read More

Mascara outsmarts Caristico, Dorada/Mephisto last night, Jack & Angelico out

La Mascara wins
La Mascara wins

CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) El Tapatío b Quca
2) Fugaz & Linterna b Destello & Mr. Apolo
3) Cosmos & Metatrón DQ Relámpago & Thunder Boy
Tecnicos took 2/3. Relampago unmasked Cosmos and Thunder Boy did the same to Metatron
4) Frezzer, Nautilius, Reyko b El Chakal, Gran Kenut, Mr. Trueno
Tecnnicos took 1/3
5) León Blanco, Neutrón, Omar Brunetti b Furia Roja, Joker, Sádico
Joker now has a Chucky mascot (possibly Monster’s Chucky.) Tecnicos took 1/3, Leon Blanco saving it for his team after Omar had been defeated.

Chucky is very random.

CMLL (MON) 04/25/2016 Arena Puebla [thecubsfan]
1) Apocalipsis & Inquisidor b Asturiano & Meyer LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:21. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Pegasso b Fuerza Chicana, King Jaguar, Policeman LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:24. Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Cavernario, Felino, Rey Escorpión DDQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:39. Rey Escorpion replaced Negro Casas. TRV took 1, Peste Negra 2, and Cavernario might have had Terrible beat with his springboard pump splash when Rey Bucanero and Felino ran back in to break up the pin. They had been eliminated earlier, so it was a (very forced) DDQ. All sorts of challenges followed.
4) Último Guerrero b Rush LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:46. Ultimo Guerrero took 2/3, the last by sneaking in a foul.
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Mistico b Cibernético, La Máscara, Mephisto LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 25 DE ABRIL DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:58. Rudos took 2/3. Mascara snuck in a mask pull to win, and pulled off the mask again when they were teasing another match.

You should go watch Ultimo Guerrero versus Rush. You don’t need to watch anything else on this show, though the main event was fine.

Negro Casas missing shows in Puebla & Mexico while having a Match of the Year caliber match with Hechicero in Monterrey is a little bit suspicious. You can have a great match with Hechicero without having to be do huge spots like in a Dorada match, but the tercera here probably wouldn’t had much big either with Casas in it. (It didn’t with him not in it.) If you look at the Liga Elite field, Casas is the only guy who can take the tournament loss without giving up a mask or giving up a big payday for his first hair loss. Except, Casas just lost his hair, losing hais hair twice in a year won’t look good, and neither will be being one of the lowest ranked guys in this tournament – there’s reasons for him not be excited to participate, if that’s even the issue with this match. (No one really knows what losing this tournament is going to do someone’s career, because no one’s done one of these before.) It might simply be Casas is having good and bad days with his health lately but, the longer he stays out of Liga Elite and misses other shows, the more it seems like something might be up.

Tonight’s CMLL show has Mascara Dorada versus Mephisto as the main event. It’s a non-title match, which gives a much better chance of Mephisto winning (see the recent Euforia/Maximo match.) In fact, the only times Mephisto has beaten Dorada in a singles match has been when no title is on the line. Mascara Dorada in a singles match is a usually a good time, even in a matchup they’ve run quite a few times: this is a rematch from just two months ago.

The semimain was scheduled as Sagrado, Lucifierno and Ephesto against Stuka Jr., Guerrero Maya and Dragon Lee, but Dragon Lee is off the cards for this week. He was scheduled for everything besides the Elite show, and will be replaced on those four shows after being diagnosed with a knee strain. It’s often not a great idea to play doctor while watching wrestling matches, but it was pretty obvious Lee was working thru a knee injury all last week and it’s a positive that he’s now taking a break. Triton fills in today, Volador on Friday, and Valiente takes the Saturday & Sunday matches.

The show also includes a reliably decent women’s cibernetico, Magnus, Oro and Stigma against Grumpy Old Men, a opener of a hopelessness, and a bonus minis opener. Show starts at 7:30pm, and will air on YouTube as normal.

CMLL is split four ways today. They’ve got this show in Arena Mexico. The weekly Guadalajara show has Marco, Rey Escorpion and Maximo against Atlantis, Kraneo and Euforia and an underneath cibernetico. Tonight is the third of the four Puebla fair shows, which seemed to have drawn OK but there’s no results or news from them. Rush, La Mascara, and Super Porky are scheduled to take on Ultimo Guerrero, Psicosis and Terrible. Adding to that is an Elite show in Jalpan de Serra in Queretaro, with Caristico, Mistico, and Atlantis on top against Cibernetico, Sharly Rockstar, and Mephisto. (I’m unclear on how Atlantis & Mephisto will be in two locations at once.)

There’s going to be an incredible amount of lucha libre shows in Mexico this weekend. AAA seems to have at least four different sets of spot shows that whole weekend, including a group going out to Baja California Sur headlined by Octagon Jr. & Super Nova versus Mascara 2000 Jr. & Pagano. That seems like a show that’d be tougher to sell with Fireball on top (and I’m not sure who’d be in the rudo spot if not for Pagano.)

Cantu (Nuevo Laredo) Promociones mentioned Jack Evans and Angelico are off their show next Monday due to injuries suffered this weekend at Lucha Underground. Pimpinela & Estrella Divina will replace them. Jack is said to have a lower jaw fracture, and Angelico a dislocated elbow.

Boby Z won the FULL (Chile) championship back from Rey Dragon in Puebla. I never saw results from the 03/23 in the same Arena Coliseo San Ramon, but Dragon must’ve won the title in the announced match on that show. Bobby was already announced as defending the title on 04/30 against Rey Bucanero (though I’m having trouble finding that poster now; it was mentioned in Box Y Lucha.)

Lucha Underground has started airing in Malaysia on Monday nights.

Queretaro luchador Charro Negro is accused of some horrible crimes. I can’t find any lineups with him a luchador in Queretaro using that name. It doesn’t really matter.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and this week’s Poster-Mania.

RobViper has highlights of 09/25/15 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews this past week’s Lucha Underground, and one of them marks out over Lorenzo Lamas.