CMLL Mexico: 2016-08-02 

Recapped: 08/02/2016

What happened: Máximo kept the heavyweight championship over Rey Escorpión. Dragon Rojo & Guerrero Maya feuded.

What was good: The last three matches were all enjoyable. Avoid the first half of the card.

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

Maximo stays heavyweight champion, CMLL Anniversary teaser

how my internet was working last night
how my internet was working last night

CMLL (TUE) 08/02/2016 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon, Yahoo Deportes!]
1) Acero & Eléctrico b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000 LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:19. Tecnicos took 2/3. Electrico replaced Aereo.
2) Canelo Casas, Metálico, Nitro b Leono, Magnus, Oro Jr. LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
18:35. Rudos took 2/3. Leono replaced Starman on Monday
3) Disturbio, Skándalo, Virus b Hombre Bala Jr., Soberano Jr., Tritón LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
13:22. Rudos took 1/3.
4) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Luciferno, Pólvora LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
17:31. Tecnicos took 2/3. Guerrero Maya & Dragon Rojo feuded.
5) Cavernario, Okumura, Sam Adonis b Dragón Lee, Johnny Idol, Valiente LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
15:08. Tecnicos took 2/3. Dragon Lee replaced Diamante Azul on Thursday. Okumura replaced Negro Casas.
6) Máximo Sexy © b Rey Escorpión [CMLL HEAVY] LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 2 DE AGOSTO DEL 2016 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
12:20. Maximo took falls 2/3, the last with a kiss of death, to keep the title. 8th defense. Maximo attempted to praise Rey Escorpion for his skill after the match but Escorpion wasn’t interested.

The best possible Monday/Tuesday show of late is one where there’s a bunch of good/enjoyable matches even if nothing major happens and nothing is great. That was the second half of this show. The first half wasn’t great. Maximo/Escorpion wasn’t as epic as other Maximo matches, but better than a usual Tuesday main event..

(Recap is delayed by YouTube/GIF issues. Maybe up tonight.)

Last night’s Arena Coliseo Guadalajara show looks like it had a huge turnout for that building, which probably is due to Caristico appearing. His last appearance two weeks ago did strong too; he hasn’t appeared in Guadalajara much since coming back, so it may just be a bigger deal when he does. (Last Friday’s Arena Mexico show also looked like it was up as well.)

CMLL’s put up a teaser image for the 09/02 Anniversary show, featuring Caristico, Rush, La Mascara, Mistico, Pierroth, Shocker, Volador and Atlantis. They likely just grabbed eight images and make a poster with them, but it’s a bit concerning to see Pierroth is one of the images they went with. (Notable, Dragon Lee was not.) It is absolutely possible, maybe even likely, that the image means absolutely nothing. There is no Anniversary press conference today; we’ll probably get a hint about one happening soon if they announce Informa is on at a different day/time next week.

AAA has video of the surprise marriage proposal between fans at the last taping.

08/07 Arena 23 de Junio has a Trauma I & Dr. Cerebro vs Trauma II & El Jeque relevos suicidas, which means El Jeque is probably losing his hair.

Lucha Memes 08/21 in Club Atlantico, Mexico City. 4/5 were announced last night.
1: Virus vs Alberto Dos Rios
2: Zafiro vs Arez
3: Lady Maravilla vs Keira vs Magnifica
4: Mike Segura vs Rey Cometa
5: Freelance vs Dragon Lee

Those are two pretty good additions. I wonder if this card might be full announced quicker than planned since ChilangaMask put out their whole card (but I think I’d rather go this one already.)

Segunda Caida reviews Rush vs LA Park.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 08/07/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Omega vs Demonio Infernal
2) Black Dragón & Dragón Fly vs Skanda & Violencia Jr.
3) Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
4) Hijo De Dos Caras, Negro Navarro, Trauma II vs Herodes Jr., Relámpago, Silver King
5) Mr. Electro © vs Trauma II [IWRG IC HEAVY]
6) Canis Lupus vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [hair, mask]

Lupus/Mascara probably will be better than Pagano/Psycho. It surely won’t be any worse. It’s exactly as predictable.

Semimain seems to set up a title change, which makes me wonder if Electro’s finishing up here or something – only few ever wrap up all their loose ends before leaving IWRG, they just disappear 3/4ths the way into a story, so he must be retaining.

Silver King makes his once a year appearance. Tercera could be setting up another title match. Dragon Fly being on this card and Demonio Infernal not may hint at who’s winning their mask match tonight.

CMLL (TUE) 08/09/2016 Arena México
1) Acero & Astral vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pierrothito
2) La Vaquerita, Marcela, Sanely vs Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Blue Panther Jr., Stigma, The Panther vs Fujin, Okumura, Raijin
4) Fuego vs Puma [lightning]
5) Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa, Súper Porky vs Kráneo, Niebla Roja, Ripper
6) Máscara Dorada, Pierroth, Rush vs Shocker, Terrible, Vangellys

Rush! I remember him. This is the first Tuesday Arena Mexico show he’s worked since March 29th. That seems totally normal.

Fifth match could be hot depending on who replaces Super Porky. Fuego/Puma and the third match could be good as well.

CMLL (TUE) 08/09/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Vaquero Jr. vs Carlo Roggi & Joker
2) Flyer, Oro Jr., Robin vs Disturbio, Metálico, Sangre Azteca
3) Último Dragóncito vs Cosmos, Shockercito, Stukita, Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Mercurio, Relámpago, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Nitro [MEX LIGHT, #1 Contenders]
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Valiente vs Cavernario, Hechicero, Rey Bucanero
5) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, La Máscara, Luciferno
6) Carístico vs Mephisto

That main event was supposed to happen in Puebla, for Mephisto’s title, but Mephisto was too hurt to wrestle at that time. Caristico/Mephisto, with almost no build, would be a bigger draw as an apuesta match than Rush/La Mascara.

Electrico is the Mexican lightweight champion. He last defended the title on a February Elite show over Principe Diamante. Prior to that, the last time Electrico defended the lightweight title on a proper CMLL was in August 2014, two years ago.

AAA on Televisa: 2016-07-23 

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Aerostar and Bengala topes

Recapped: 07/31/2016

What happened: Psycho/Pagano, Avenro/Chessman vs Faby/Mary and Pentagon/Mundo were all announced in Noti AAA. Averno & Chessman did a parody of Faby & Mary, who cost them their match via musical distraction. Pagano beat Psycho Clown yet again, though this time by countout. Big Mami debuted

What was good: Eh, nothing unless you like the Fronterizos stuff more than me. The other two matches weren’t much.

Where can I watch it: It’s on my channel and AAA, plus there are handhelds readily available since it was a Mexico City show. Read More