CMLL weekend results, Elite tournament lineup

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL
photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SAT) 06/18/2016 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Cholo b Bengala
2) Flyer b Apocalipsis
3) Star Jr. b Artillero
Artillero complained of a fast count.
4) Oro Jr. b Hijo del Signo
Oro wanted a post match handshake but Signo blew him off.
5) Fuego & Hombre Bala Jr. b Disturbio & Sangre Azteca
Tecnicos took 2/3
6) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Máximo Sexy b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
tecnicos took 1/3.
7) La Máscara b Atlantis
Mascara took 1/3, the last by sneaking a foul.

Usual Saturday show. Don’t think Maximo is getting a trios title shot like in Guadalajara

SANCHEZ (SAT) 06/18/2016 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring, KronoSport, The Gladiatores]
1) Adamantium & Balak b Príncipe Negro & Royer Boy
2) Brazo Cibernetico, Maquiavelico, Shaolin b Astro Boy, Luzbel, Solaris
3) Centvrión, Fiero, Motocross b Fresero Jr., Leónidas, Vampiro Metálico
4) Carta Brava Jr. & Dr. Cerebro b Argos & Dr. Karonte Jr. and Flamita & Rayo Star and Flyer & Robin [Copa Caristico]
Rayo Star replaced Skayde. Carta Bravao & Dr. Cerbero beat Argos & Karonte as a surprise at the end.
5) Carístico & Cibernético b Mephisto & Mistico II
Cibernetico was pinned first, but Caristico beat Mistico and Mephisto in order to win.

Main event was a rematch from the incredible pairs tournament, and this was billed as a Caristico 16th Anniversary show. Attendance was 30-40% range. In post show interviews, Caristico declared he was the one and only true Mistico, and hoped CMLL would let him return to his original gear for a special occasion. That seems unlikely.

CMLL (SUN) 06/19/2016 Arena México
1) Demus 3:16 & Mercurio b Stukita & Último Dragóncito
2) El Cuatrero, Sansón, Skándalo b El Bandido, Pegasso, Stigma
Bandido’s debut. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit b Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Felino, Puma, Tiger
Panthers took 1/3.
5) Diamante Azul DQ Shocker
Azul took fall 1, Shocker took fall 2, Shocker pulled the mask for the DQ in the third fall.
6) Marco Corleone, Súper Porky, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

The show was more notable live for the extra edecanes and dance numbers for Father’s Day.

AAA posted this week’s TV show. An AAA interview with Pagano points out he’s won every match with Psycho Clown so far, but says the issue isn’t over. Halloween is mentioned, so he still exists.

Goya Kong is listed as working a show next weekend in Tlaxcala, which is odd because it’s a CMLL heavy show (she had said she hadn’t left AAA) and she had been out due pregnancy.  Hope all is good, kinda afraid to look more into it.

TKD reviews XMW Primavera Explosiva show.

The latest Sopresa Es Lucha podcast has a feature on Rey Mysterio Jr.

Super Libre had many guests, including Diamante talking about trying to get backinto CMLL.


ELITE (THU) 06/23/2016 Arena México
1) Tama Tonga vs Lio Rush, Kushida, Bram, PJ Black, Camacho, David Tita, Jinder Mahal, Volador Jr., Veneno, Heddi Karaoui, Sabú, Michael Elgin, DJZ [Campeonato Elite Mundial 2016]

14 people for what was billed as a 16 man tournament, which is about right for Elite. It should mean someone gets a second round bye on Saturday (and 7 matches on this show and 6 matches on the next.)  “Camacho” is the name listed for Chicano, which might not be right. PJ Black’s not actually allowed to work these shows and couldn’t even if AAA didn’t exist – he’s taping Lucha Underground on Saturday. Like every other lucha libre tournament, no one’s going to announce brackets until much later and it’s dumb/annoying.

It appears the winner of this gets a world title belt, because there’s just not enough belts to go around. Kushida is going to be in Mexico and has good a chance of wrestling Bram or Jinder Mahal in a singles match as Volador.