IWRG (SUN) 06/05/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
Festival de Mascaras, 2016
1) Aramis & Geo b Atomic Star & Enigma
Aramis replaced Dragon Fly.
2) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Diablo Jr., Dragón Fly, Imposible, Panterita
Dragon Fly replaced the mystery guy (I guess, since Dragon Fly was booked in the opener.) Very good match. Freelance was back as Panterita for one night.
3) Mega, Omega, Súper Mega b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Pantera I, Pantera II, Ultramán Jr. b Argos, El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma II
Ultraman was honored after the match.
5) Danny Casas L Trauma I, Mr. Águila, Canis Lupus [cage, semifinal]
Mr. Aguila was the last to escape, attacking Danny’s knee. Canis Lupus and Trauma I made hair match challenges.
6) Toscano L Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Mr. Electro, Hijo De Dos Caras [cage, semifinal]
Mr. Electro & Hijo de Dos escaped first. Mascara 2000 Jr. appeared unable to continue and told Toscano to just leave, but Toscano decided to foul Mascara instead to be DQed (in a cage match?) Toscano wanted to get rematch with Danny.
7) Toscano b Danny Casas [hair]
Toscano used a martinete to win, getting revenge from a hair loss earlier this year.
No title change and Danny Casas losing is a bit of a surprise.
Tonight’s Puebla show has Mephisto and Caristico in a title match. Mephisto defends his CMLL Welterweight championship against the current Elite champion in the same division. It’s their first singles match since Caristico returned to CMLL; they didn’t face as much as Caristico & Averno in singles matches, but plenty in tags. The winner of this match will defend against Caifan on the next Chairo show.
It’s an overall good card: Puma, Tiger and Bobby Z versus Esfinge, Stigma and Triton in the semimain, Asturiano makes an appearance teaming with Millenium against the Batillon del Muerte. Local Puebla luchador Vega makes his debut in the opener.
Sabado Retros is off this week. There’s a boxing show instead.
Victoria was very positive about the Lucha World Cup and said they’d continue with this concept. The word on next year’s location is they would not rule out running some place else, but seems less definite.
RobViper has highlights of the 10/30/15 Dia De Los Muertes show
AyTV has an interview with Sanson.
Box Y Lucha #3236 has Pierroth, Rush and La Mascara on the cover.
Super Libre had Black Man & Dorado as guests.
Lucha Libre in Japan
I forgot to keep writing about this, but Volador in fact did not win the NJPW Best of Super Juniors. He did finish over 500 (4-3), in the second spot. That’s the highest finish since Wagner won his block in 1998. (Dorada finished 3rd last year, when there were two people advancing.)
IWRG (WED) 06/08/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fireman & Omega vs Demonio Infernal & Guerrero 2000
2) Aramis & Dragón Fly vs Adrenalina & Hip Hop Man
3) Emperador Azteca vs Imposible
4) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Factor, Rayan, Spartan, Spector
5) Hijo del Alebrije, Relámpago, Ultramán Jr., Zatura vs ?, Apolo Estrada Jr., Canis Lupus, Eterno
Relampago is back around. The mystery Insoportable was Demon Clown last time, maybe someone else next time?