This week was not much better than the last one. No wonder I’m behind. I think the Monterrey trios match that I haven’t reviewed yet is probably the best of the weekend, though the AAA’s women tag was really not bad (and the Faby/Mary stuff is the best stuff AAA is doing – they’re very fired up and it’s not great news for the rudas.)
ELITE (THU) 06/09/2016Arena México [+LuchaTV, CMLL, Estrellas del Ring, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Estrellita & Marcela b Keira & Lady Maravilla Keira & Maravilla’s debut. CMLL duo took falls 2/3, fall 2 by DQ.
2) Dinamic Black, El Bandido, Fuego (CMLL) b Fresero Jr., Niebla Roja, Okumura Niebla Roja & Okumura replaced Eterno & Luzbel
3) Flamita, Rocky Lobo, Titán b Argos, Puma, Tiger Tecnicos took 2/3. Flamita’s Arena Mexico debut.
4) Cibernético b Negro Casas [Liga Elite] Cibernetico now has 1 win and 1 draw. Negro Casas has 2 losses.
5) Ángel de Oro, Carístico, Golden Magic DQ Diamante Azul, Mr. Niebla, Rey Escorpión Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Escorpion unmasked Caristico. Niebla appeared, despite not showing up on Informa the night before and Mephisto being listed in his place on the preview.
6) Atlantis b Último Guerrero [Liga Elite] Atlantida for the win. Atlantis now 3-1. Ultimo Guerrero is 1-3.
Liga Elite standings!
6 Volador Jr. (1 match behind)
6 Bobby Lashley (1 match behind)
6 Mascara Dorada
4 LA Park (2 matches behind)
4 Cibernetico (2 matches behind)
3 Rush (2 matches behind)
3 Ultimo Guerrero
3 Xtreme Tiger
0 La Mascara (2 matches behind)
0 Negro Casas (2 matches behind)
Reviews for Flamita’s debut varied. The Yahoo Deportes & Estrellas del Ring recaps were positive. Alexis said Flamita looked nervous and he’s seen Starman matches better than that – and, if nothing else, that’s going to be my new go to takedown line.
The biggest match on tonight’s CMLL show is Barbaro Cavernario defending the Mexican Welterweight Championship against Rey Cometa in the semifinal. The two had a great feud in 2014, leading to Cavernario winning a hair match on the Anniversario show that year. They rematched in Japan as part of the 2015 FantasticaMania, where Cometa came in with a significantly injured knee and didn’t return to the ring for half a year. Cometa & Cavernario have restarted their feud over the last few months. The trios matches have been good, most everything has been good outside their last Tuesday night lightning. Last week’s match was really good, and there’s high expectations for tonight’s match. The finish isn’t certain: Cometa keeps suggesting having a hair/hair rematch, and he’d need to pick up a meaningful win tonight to make that possible.
The actual main event is the Sky Team versus the Guerreros, with the previews pushing the Guerreros getting back together on a team after being split up for a while. It’s always possible this could be the set up to a trios match, but it couldn’t be on the Gran Prix show since people on both sides are already committed to that match. The fourth match continues the La Mascara/Pierroth issue. With Rush out of action, Pierroth teams with Rey Escorpion & Kraneo to take on La Mascara, Shocker and Terrible. The first half of the card isn’t promising, with a few good wrestlers mixed in with some boring ones. Zeuxis is part of a women’s trios match in the third spot, Virus is part of the segunda, and Star Jr. opens the card teaming with Robin and Akuma & Metalico.
Fuego en el Ring has an interview with Magia Blanca, who’s barely wrestled on CMLL cards since debuting last November. There’s no answer about that but, it seems like the worst situation for him: he had to switch names, but he’s not got a chance to get the new name over.
What happened: Carístico won his new title in a cibernetico. Cibernético won his new title by getting dropped on his head. Neither title match came off strong.
What was good: The cibernetico was technically good but not nearly as much as it felt like it could’ve been with the people involved, and the fans reject the end. I totally rejected the main event. You’d be all right skipping this week.
Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AztecaDeportes in better quality.