CMLL Mexico: 2016-06-07

triple headscissors
triple headscissors

Recapped: 06/07/2016

What happened: Guerrero Maya and Dragon Rojo feuded, with Maya winning and challenging Rojo for a title match.

What was good: The minis match was good. The lightning match was a little bit better than usual lightning matches.

Where can I watch it: a It’s on CMLL’s channel.
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AAA on Televisa: 2016-05-14

Australian Suicide airbone
Australian Suicide airbone

Recapped: 05/24/2016

What happened: Texano Jr. qualified for the Lucha World Cup. Argenis & Suicide were momentarily tag team champions before the finish was overturned. Mesias beat Parka, and Texano wants a hair match with Mesias.

What was good: I enjoyed the tag title match. The three way would be good in highlights. The main event was not good.

Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel. Read More

Caristico defeats Rey Escorpion (but not Mephisto), Flamita debuts in Elite Thursday

Caristico corner plancha suicida
Caristico corner plancha suicida

CMLL (MON) 06/06/2016 Arena Puebla [CMLL, thecubsfan]
1) Ares & Guerrero Espacial b París & Vega LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE JUNIO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
16:33. Rudos took 2/3.
2) Asturiano & Millenium b Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE JUNIO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
11:54. Tecnicos took 2/3
3) Black Tiger, Pegasso, Rey Samuray b Cancerbero, Espíritu Maligno, Raziel LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE JUNIO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:57. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Bobby Z, Puma, Tiger b Esfinge, Stigma, Tritón LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE JUNIO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
10:55. Rematch from last week. Rudos took 1/3 to win cleanly this time.
5) Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Mistico b Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE JUNIO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
14:37. Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Carístico b Rey Escorpión LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE JUNIO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:48. Scheduled to be Mephisto defending his Welterweight title against Caristico, but Mephisto was hurt and unable to wrestle. Mephisto offered to forfeit the title, but Caristico wants to postpone the title match for another date. Rey Escorpion replaced him. Caristico took 1/3. Caristico wanted a hair match with Rey Escorpion, but Rey Escorpion refused to do such things in Puebla.

A good Puebla show, with entertainment from both the locals and the DF regulars.

The replacement main event was good! It was also a replacement main event. Unless Rey Escorpion was just riding all the way up to Puebla as a backup, CMLL knew they weren’t going to do the promised title match all afternoon, and elected not to actually tell anyone until the main event. That’s not good.

Lucha Memes had announced the title match winner would face Caifan next Sunday. Since the match didn’t happen, they’ve said they’ll contact CMLL and work out the next step. Mephisto was obviously hurting walking to the ring, but wasn’t on crutches or in any brace or cast, so it seemed possible he could just be fine to wrestle in 12 days. It did seem like the plan was for no title change last night – they would’ve just had Mephisto forfeit the title to Caristico last night if the title change if that needed to happen.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show has a main event of Peste Negra (Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Felino) versus Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone and Titan, which might be the best match on the show. It’s not a  promising show. Dragon Lee was listed in the semimain despite being scheduled out for at least another week and a half with his knee injury, but now the preview lists Super Porky in his place. He teams with Guerrero Maya Jr. & Valiente versus Rey Bucanero, Vangellys and Dragon Rojo.

There’s no ongoing feuds and the card is pretty lackluster; this is as skippable a show as CMLL provides. There still will be a stream at 7:30pm on CMLL & YouTube and I’ll still do a recap, but maybe catching up on otheer stuff would be a better use of your time.

Viva La Lucha released details on their 08/13 San Diego show with Rey Mysterio.

LuchaWorld has this week’s PosterMania.

TKD reviews the 01/31/15 CaraLucha show.

RobViper has highlights of the 05/11 CMLL.

Segunda Caida reviews random CMLL.

Occasional IWRG luchador Dragon Bane took his brother Ram el Carnero’s hair in Deportivo 11 de Julio of Pachuca.

R de Rudo has a Porros promo challenging for the AULL trios championship. They’ll face Rocky Santana on the Arena Lopez Mateos show this weekend.

Jarochita still wants Keira’s mask.

Vice has an article about the greatness of Lucha Underground.


ELITE (THU) 06/09/2016 Arena México
1) Estrellita & Marcela vs Keira & Lady Maravilla
2) Dinamic Black, El Bandido, Fuego (CMLL) vs Eterno, Fresero Jr., Luzbel
3) Flamita, Rocky Lobo, Titán vs Argos, Puma, Tiger
4) Cibernético vs Negro Casas [Liga Elite]
5) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Golden Magic vs Diamante Azul, Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpión
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero [Liga Elite]

The Liga Elite matches make some sense this week. Both Cibernetico & Negro Casas have only had a single match (three behind the leaders) so they had to have a match. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero are a match behind as well.

No idea why Diamante Azul is a rudo, except they’re doing big guys versus not big guys.

AAA refugees Flamita, Lady Maravilla and Keira all make their debuts on the show. (It’s unclear if Keira was ever part of AAA, but the other two situations are well known by now.) Flamita versus the Cats should be awesome and there’s a couple other greats guys along for the ride. There’s better people to be the sixth person than Argos, but I’d take it just to get that match. I’m just sad it appears not to be a TV match unless they change the usual pattern.

Before the Octagon Jr., and AAA, and Dragon Gate, Flamita was an CMLL trainee who never got to debut because the people in charge thought he was too small. He made a sole appearance on a special show in Arena Coliseo, but never got to wrestle in Arena Mexico. He finally gets to make his debut on Thursday and I’d suspect he’ll be like the other undercard guys and show up irregularly when he’s not busy elsewhere.

CMLL (MON) 06/13/2016 Arena Puebla
1) Astro & Meyer vs Espíritu Maligno & Mini Joker
2) Arkalis, París, Zaeta Roja vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Inquisidor, Metálico
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Ripper
4) Ángel de Oro, Máximo Sexy, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Cibernético, Euforia, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush

Forgot to add this morning. It’s not a terribly compelling card – the third match might be good, but there’s no hope for the second and little hope for the top two.

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06/03 Sobre el Ring:

06/04 WWC:

CMLL on 2016-06-03
taped 2016-06-03 @ Arena México
all matches
1) Shockercito & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
3) Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
4) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla
5) La Máscara vs Pierroth
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Negro Casas, Shocker, Último Guerrero

Lucha Azteca7 Elite: 2016-06-03
taped 2016-06-02 @ Arena México
all matches
1) Bobby Lashley vs Xtreme Tiger in a Liga Elite match
2) Ángel de Oro, Golden Magic, Último Ninja vs Argos, Magnus, Rey Escorpión
3) Carístico vs Máscara Dorada in a Liga Elite match

AAA on Televisa: 2016-06-04
taped 2016-05-14 @ Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
all matches
1) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs Daga & Joe Lider
2) Ricky Marvin vs Nicho el Millionario, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Psycho Clown [Lucha Libre Victoria World Cup qualifier]
3) Psycho Clown vs Pagano in a hardcore rules match

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2016-06-04
taped 2016-05-23 @ Arena Puebla
all matches
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs King Jaguar & Policeman
2) Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
3) Atlantis, Carístico, Negro Casas vs Máscara Dorada, Máximo Sexy, Mephisto in a relevos increíbles match

CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2016-06-04
taped 2016-05-06 @ Arena México
all matches
1) Rey Cometa, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Cavernario, Felino, Negro Casas
2) Titán vs Rey Bucanero in a lightning match
3) La Máscara, Rey Escorpión, Rush vs Marco Corleone, Terrible, Último Guerrero in a relevos increíbles match

IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-06-05
taped 2016-06-01 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Ángel Guerrera & Aramis vs Adrenalina & Lilith Dark
2) Anubis, Imposible, Peligro vs Dragón Fly, Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije
3) Freelance, Hijo de Máscara Sagrada, Zatura vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Apolo Estrada, Canis Lupus, Demon Clown, Eterno vs Factor, Rayan, Spartan, Spector

Noches de Coliseo: 2016-06-05
taped 2016-05-22 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
all matches
1) Dulce Kanela & Último Ninja vs Golden Boy & Rey Demonio
2) Rey Hechicero vs Máscara Dorada
3) Atlantis vs Caifan, Súper Parka

IWRG Zona XXI: 2016-06-06
taped 2016-06-05 @ Arena Naucalpan
all matches
1) Mega, Omega, Súper Mega vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
2) Pantera I, Pantera II, Ultramán Jr. vs Argos, El Hijo del Diablo, Trauma II
3) Trauma I vs Danny Casas, Mr. Águila, Canis Lupus in a cage match and in a tournament semifinal match
4) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Mr. Electro, Hijo De Dos Caras, Toscano in a cage match and in a tournament semifinal match
5) Danny Casas vs Toscano for the hair

CMLL Puebla: 2016-06-06 

Batillon del Muerte
Batillon de la Muerte

Recapped: 06/06/2016

What happened: The Carístico/Mephisto title match didn’t happen – Mephisto was too hurt to wrestle, and the match will happen another day. Carístico beat Rey Escorpión instead. Tiger, Puma and Bobby won the trios rematch from last week.

What was good: The makeup main event was good, and I liked the Batillon match.

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