CMLL (TUE) 06/07/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Espectrúm & Maléfico b León Blanco & Nautilius
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Sangre Azteca b Magnus, Oro Jr., Starman
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Furia Roja, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado b Ángel de Oro, Esfinge, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Esfinge needed medial help after taking Sagrado’s finish. (Still no feud with Furia Roja.)
4) Ephesto, Luciferno, Terrible b Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Mistico
Terrible replaced Mephisto. Rudos took 2/3, the last when Ephesto used the ropes to beat Mistico. Tecnicos wanted a rematch.
5) La Máscara DQ Rush
Rush took fall 1, La Mascara took fall 2, La Mascara fouled Rush and tossed his mask to Rush to draw the DQ. Mascara said he’d do everything he could do humiliate Rush.
That semimain trios rematches as the main event this Tuesday
CMLL (FRI) 06/10/2016 Arena México [CMLL, ESTO, thecubsfan]
1) Akuma & Metálico b Robin & Star Jr.
11:13, rudos took 2/3.
2) Disturbio, Skándalo, Virus b Pegasso, Soberano Jr., Stigma
16:33, rudos took 1/3.
3) La Vaquerita, Lluvia, Princesa Sugehit b Dalys, Tiffany, Zeuxis
15:04. Tecnicas took 1/3, Sugehit beating Zeuxis. Sugehit signaled for a title match, but did not make a challenge on the mic.
4) La Máscara, Shocker, Terrible b Kráneo, Pierroth, Rey Escorpión
12:36. La Mascara took 1/3. Pierroth was DQed for mask removal for the first, La Mascara was DQed for the same reason in the second. Pierroth and La Mascara exchanged fouls in the third, with La Mascara using the ropes also to win.
5) Rey Cometa b Cavernario © [MEX WELTER]
Cometa won the title by taking falls 2/3 clean in a great match, beating Cavernario by his own hold. Cometa is the 74th champion. Cavernario loses in his 3rd defense. Cavernario gave Cometa credit for the win but teased a hair match.
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
9:03. Sky Team took straight falls. Valiente feuded with UG and submitted him for the win. Valiente demanded a title match and UG accepted.
Cometa & Cavernario was very good and worth checking out. It’s amazing to see where Cometa’s gone over the last three or so years; being a talented tecnico who’s not afraid of losing seems to help.
CMLL seems to be setting up a lot of singles matches at once, and they all can’t be happening on 07/01. Depending on how things break down, it might be a situation where the show before or after the iPPV is the better night.
Today’s AAA TV show is from the 05/31 show in Arena Aficion. Matches in the preview:
2) La Hiedra & Taya vs Faby Apache & Mary Apache
4) Aerostar, Bengala, Drago vs Averno, Chessman, Ricky Marvin [#1 Contenders, AAA TRIOS]
5) El Mesías & Hernandez vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Texano Jr.
Lucha Underground Executive Produrcer Eric Van Wagenen was on NBC Radio’s Pro Wrestling 24/7 show and mentioned some plans for Lucha Underground’s near future. I (and maybe other people?) had assumed Season 3 wouldn’t be airing until 2017. Van Wagenen says the plan is actually not to have a six month break between seasons and instead come back sometime in the fall with the Season 3, though they don’t have a specific date yet. The overreaching plan going forward is to tape 40 episodes every spring/summer, then tour in the fall, aiming for 2-5K size buildings in market where they think the show would do well.
That’s a big change from where they were around the time of the Austin Warfare show, when the idea was more like a live show once in a blue moon. It didn’t sound like they’d be running every weekend by any means, but he threw out the possibility of a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedule. That calendar would also get away from the big issue of this year’s tapings, where they’re so far ahead that Ultima Lucha 3 will tape before Ultima Lucha 2 finishing airing. A Fall to Spring schedule plus a Spring taping schedule means most of the S3 episodes will have aired before they start S4 (and it won’t be as long to S4 – maybe 9 months instead of 12 or 15.)
Lucha Underground tapes tonight and tomorrow night. I saw on Twitter that fans got to the building as early as 6:30 AM to get in line for tickets, only to find other people were already there. I’d suspect it’s only going to get crazier for Ultima Lucha 3 in a couple weeks – there’s rumors about fewer tickets being available to the general public for that show as well. Whatever tickets they are handing out should go out early next week, and will go fast.
CMLL Friday night events are still being listed on Playstation (3&4’s) Live Event Viewer. It’s a strange deal, because they’re asking $10 for something you can see in an internet browser for $0. However, as Carlos pointed out in the comments, that means the 07/01 CMLL iPPV is also only $10 if you buy it thru Playstation, rather than the $15 + fees on Cleeng. You might want to wait until the day of the show just to make sure nothing strange happens, but it’s an easy way to save $5 and get to watch the show on your TV instead of a monitor.
Demus 3:16’s opponent in WWC on 06/25 will be Torito (Mascarita Dorada), which I believe is his first post-WWE appearance. Torito being the mascot for the Matadors is probably the connection.
CMLL (FRI) 06/17/2016 Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Cancerbero & Raziel
2) Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs La Seductora, Reyna Isis, Zeuxis
3) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Rey Bucanero, Shocker
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Rey Cometa vs Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Último Guerrero © vs Valiente [NWA MIDDLE]
6) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, La Máscara, Mephisto
Weird main event: this seems like the week where Pierroth/La Mascara would have to be signed if it’s happening on 07/01, only La Mascara is facing another Munoz family member instead. Maybe it’ll be an angle.
Valiente doesn’t seem to stand much more of a chance than Stuka just did, but it at least gives the card an interesting match. Cometa & Cavernario face off in the fourth match, as do Sugehit and Zeuxis in the second. It’s odd to see Bucanero and Shocker all the way down in the third, but not the wrong decision.
I’m going to be at AAW when this is happening, so you’ll have to find someone else who’s saved this.