The building was sold out, as it always is when they come to Naucalpan. There are a couple interesting matches on this, but it’s the sign of some direction that’s most promising. All the guys on the AAA Lucha World Cup team, and the one international guy who’s a regular here, have matches going forward. Pagano still won the main event, so he figures into this somehow too.
It’s different (and better) to see the luchadors making those challenges/matches themselves. No notable Tirantes spots, though the finish to the fifth match seems strange.
In addition to Ecatepec lineup, AAA’s announced two more new tapings and the road map to the big event of the year.
TripleMania is either 08/21 and 08/28, I think, which means the extra taping is early in August. These might be some one show tapings, because it’s a lot more often than they’ve been running as of late. The end of the Lucha Underground season likely helps with that.
I’ve assumed Mexico City is the make up Verano de Escandalo date. Might still be right, but the focus is clearly past that event (whatever they call it) – everything is about “the Road to TripleMania.”
CMLL (TUE) 06/14/2016Arena Coliseo Guadalajara[Martes de Glamour]
1) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Magnum & Neutrón Rudos took 2/3
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Tiffany b La Vaquerita, Marcela, Skadi Rudas took 2/3.
3) Furia Roja, Hechicero, Sagrado b Ángel de Oro, Esfinge, Tritón Furia Roja and Esfinge are now feuding! Rudos took 1/3, Furia Roja pulling Esfinge’s mask to pin him.
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Stuka Jr. bCavernario, Mr. Niebla, Pólvora Diamante Azul replaced Valiente. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Atlantis, Máximo Sexy, Mistico b Ephesto, Luciferno, Terrible Tecnicos took 2/3. Maximo wants a shot at the Hijos del Infiernos trios titles.
Furia Roja and Esfinge feuding has seemed set up for a couple weeks, but they’re just now getting to it.
ELITE (THU) 06/16/2016Arena México [+LuchaTV, CMLL, ESTO, Medio Tiempo, SuperLuchas, Zocalo (Record)]
1) Astral & Eléctrico b Pequeño Violencia & Pierroth
2) Fujin, Okumura, Raijin b Emperador Azteca, Hombre Bala Jr., Metaleón Hombre Bala Jr. replaced Rey Cometa, lost to Okumura.
3) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Magno, Magnus b Golden Magic, Hijo De Dos Caras, Rey Cometa Rey Cometa replaced Flamita. Rudos took 1/3.
4) El Hijo De Amo De Los 8 Angulos & Octagón DQ Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera Guerreras tied both Octagons to the ropes, Octagon came out of his mask, and the Guerreras were called for the DQ. They weren’t happy with that call.
5) Carístico b Máscara Dorada, Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush, Cibernético, Xtreme Tiger, Volador Jr., Diamante Azul, Rey Escorpión [Elite Rumble] A belt was shown for the winner of next week’s Elite International tournament. Order of entry (new person every minute): Mascara Dorada & Xtreme Tiger started, Rush, Caristico, La Mascara, Diamante Azul, Rey Escorpion, Volador, Cibernetico, Super Crazy, Atlantis. Mascara Dorada was stretchered out after taking Escorpion’s La Roca, but said he was fine later. Volador, Diamante Azul, Caristico and Rey Escorpion were the final four. Volador beat Escorpion, Caristico beat Azul, and Volador beat Caristico with a La Mistica. He will now represent Mexico in next week’s tournament. Volador pointed out Caristico won the Elite Middleweight championship while he was in Japan and unable to fight for it, and wants to be the first challenger for the title. Caristico told Volador to represent Mexico well.
The Rumble might have been better than the last few weeks. Attendance looks up according to the pictures. It could be the Octagon debut, but reports had the crowd being harsh to them. The two shows next week are going to be a big test, with a lot of people who the audience doesn’t know (and Elite hasn’t done much to hype – just names and photos.)
The most important match on CMLL’s card tonight is Valiente versus Ultimo Guerrero for Guerrero’s NWA Middleweight championship. UG’s recent defense with Stuka was very much his usual style and this figures to be the same, but Valiente getting a rare big singles match should make it fun.
The actual main event is Diamante Azul, Mistico, Volador versus Ephesto, Mephisto and La Mascara, continuing Mascara’s feud against the Munoz family. If Mascara/Pierroth is happening on 07/01, they need to make it clear tonight, which would mean Pierroth getting involved in that match. Same thing in the fourth match: Cavernario & Cometa are on opposite side of a trios match with Marco, Maximo, Niebla and Casas. If they’re doing a hair match in two weeks, it should be obvious tonight. (Next week seems more likely to be focused on the build to the Gran Prix itself.)
The undercard isn’t as dire as some recent shows, though there’s no sure strong matches. Angel de Oro, Guerrero Maya & Stuka Jr. take on Misterioso, Rey Bucanero, and Shocker in an unusual mix of sides. The women’s match is Zeuxis, La Seductora, Reyna Isis vs Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, and Silueta, which might continue the Zeuxis/Sugehit title program. Opener is Oro & Soberano vs Raizel & Cancerbero.
CMLL’s article on tonight’s show focuses more on the Gran Prix show instead, pointing out people on opposite sides tonight will be partners in that tournament (or, in Marco’s case, be on the opposite side for those shows.)
Meanwhile, Flamita debuts tonight in Cleveland for AIW.
Canek explained the only reason his team lost was those 10 minute limits. He feels they were limited to about 70-80% of his capabilities because he was battling the clock instead of opponents. Canek said he does not rule out going to Japan to fight Akebono again, and does not plan on retiring.
Cara Lucha (FRI) 06/24/2016Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) La Jarochita & La Magnifica vs Keira & Lady Maravilla
3) Centvrión & Látigo vs Mike Segura & Pantera I andFly Star & Toxin and Templario & Wasson
4) Toro Negro II, Toro Negro III, Toro Negro Jr. vs Andy Boy, Danger, Guerrero Mixtico
5) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Puma (CMLL) & Tiger
6) Bandido & Volador Jr. vs Flamita & Fly Warrior
An unusual Friday night show for CaraLucha. Elite’s new wrestler Bandido is in the main event, a mix of a Volador/Flamita rematch with young people getting a shot in the main event.
Semifinal has the Traumas vs the Cats. The Traumas always have lacked a good rival and Puma & Tiger seem like the right people to annoy them. Tercera is Neza Kings versus Toros. Tag match is various factions (and Templario & Wasson, who are not a faction I know of.) Not sure if that’s the Monterrey Magnifica or the Guadalajara Magnifica – it’d be quite the collection of women who worked for AAA but never got booked much if it’s the later.
What happened: Nothing too important. Drago, Aerostar, and Bengala (replacing Fenix) got a trios title shot, but this was played down compared to the Apaches demanding a tag title shot and not getting it. That’s not advancing. The Trump Team cheated and beat Texano, who wants a match with them, but that’s also not advancing.
What was good: Nothing. I was disappointed by the trios match, which wasn’t much. Main event was the best match but not a recommendation.
Where can I watch it: It’s on AAA’s channel. Read More
A good taping. Hooray! There’s four matches I’d like to see, which makes for a couple good weeks of TV.
Pentagon earned/demanded a title shot on Naucalpan (results on that coming in the morning.) It’s only his second ever singles match in AAA – Suicide beat him in 2014 – but maybe a turning point. It’s also Psycho Clown’s fourth straight main event. It should be pretty good!
The mystery person in the second match is strange – it should be Halloween or Pagano. It’s possible Pagano is booked elsewhere, but Halloween is tougher to figure. He may just be banged up. There’s no hint on the surprise, but that feels like a spot X-Fly could fit in based on history. (Edit: This is a good idea – maybe it’s Bestia 666)
Fourth match is a title match preview, with Brian Cage returning and being added to it. Cage figures to get his own shot at some point, and maybe sooner if he gets the win.
The Aerostar/Fenix/Drago match is cool on it’s own (and probably originally supposed to set up by them losing as a team in the trios title match.) It’s better being for a title shot; it means Hijo del Fantasma is probably returning in Gimnasio de la Barrera, and they’re at least going to start off by doing stuff with him this time around. Aerostar and Fenix have previously been stopped on challenges – maybe this will be Drago’s shot?
The Daga & Suicide feud picks up in a tag match. It’s kind of weird but cool how Suicide & Argenis have ended up being a regular tag team (seemingly based on lack of options for them both.)
Opener has the return of the Silver Goat Kid (though he’s more of a Silver Goat Man nowadays), plus the debut of Herodes Jr. & Tiger Cota Jr. making a rare non-Nuevo Laredo appearance. It’s kind of a secret Poder del Norte/La Milicia reunion, but that would be giving away Soul Rocker’s other identity. Venum’s still without out Ludxor – and might be for a while, since it’s said he’s had ankle surgery – but he’s got three other fun people to hang out with for this show.
I like matches 1/2/4/6 and 3 might be good too. This is as promising a card as they’ve had this year, they just need everyone to make it thru Ultima Lucha in one piece.