CMLL (FRI) 08/05/2016 Arena México [+LuchaTV, CMLL, Kronosport]
1) Robin & Star Jr. b Akuma & Hijo del Signo
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther b Bobby Z, Misterioso Jr., Sagrado
money thrown in
4) Stuka Jr. DCOR Gran Guerrero [lightning]
both fought outside and ended up pulling each other’s masks.
5) Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible b Kráneo, Ripper, Súper Crazy
Bucanero told Super Crazy to leave CMLL or face him in a hair match.
6) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Ephesto, La Máscara, Mephisto
Dragon Lee finally won, in straight falls. Dragon Lee again challenged to a mask match, and La Mascara accepted this time.
CMLL’s still missing the contract signing and has taught us in the past that the match isn’t official until someone signs a contract, but La Mascara versus Dragon Lee seems about as certain as it could be otherwise. They both were certain about doing the match, and no one – outside the obvious midcard match of Crazy/Bucanero – has been saying the same. It looks like Mascara was DQed for pulling Dragon Lee’s mask in the first, then got away with it on Mistico in the second, only Dragon Lee surprised hi with a German suplex for the win. Mascara had his midsection taped.
This sounds like a good show with those 2/3rd matches and the set up angle for their biggest show of the year. CMLL probably could’ve put it up on YouTube. They did not.
There is less lucha TV this week. Last night’s Veracruz vs America soccer game was washed out and rescheduled for today, bumping Lucha Azteca off the air. They’ve announced they’ll have two episodes next week to make up for it. It’s unclear what will happen with the Sunday replay; it’s still listed on the schedule, though a half hour shorter than the main show normally is (so not everything would air anyway.)
AAA’s helping out by releasing more TV. The taping in Oaxaca will just take up one week of TV, with the three last matches (including the tag title match) airing this evening. The first two matches will not air, but AAA’s already posted the minis match and the mixed trios match.
Fantasma says combining the tecnico & rudo styles is the future of wrestling, so his team with Fenix will definitely be successful. The cruiserweight title shot does not come up. This would be an interesting follow up to their feud if it happened at last year’s TripleMania; they’ve been on pause for about 12 months.
Santo Jr. is listed as debuting in Mexico on 08/18 in Plaza de Toros Torreon. It’s odd place for him to debut, but the Santo family has connections to that area going back to the Espanto Jr. feud, and Santo Jr. surely needs some ring time in low pressure places before coming to Mexico City.
Sunday’s CMLL show has Mr. Niebla, Barbaro Cavernario, Negro Casas (or a replacement) versus Atlantis, Marco Corleone, and Valiente. Zeuxis defends her title against Princesa Sugehit as well. No Saturday show due to boxing.
Electrico says Pequeno Olimpico and Ultimo Dragoncito are the favorites to win the cibernetico on Tuesday, but Mercurio has also improved.
Funcion Estelar mentions Drastick Boy missed Thursday DTU show with medical issues.
El Talisman & Sharlie Rockstar got their handprints in a walk off fame.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Cross Arm Breaker reviews Winners vs Marabunta.
CMLL (FRI) 08/12/2016 Arena México
1) Shockercito & Stukita vs Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio, Skándalo, Virus
3) Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
4) Súper Crazy vs Rey Bucanero [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Cavernario, Gran Guerrero, Mr. Niebla
6) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, La Máscara, Último Guerrero
Dragon Lee & La Mascara in the main event again, and probably for the rest of August. At this point, I wonder if Rush is on Tuesday (and not Friday) to avoid confusing the issue.
They’re actually doing Guerrero Maya versus Dragon Rojo on a Friday show, wow. My dream scenario is that’s an apuesta on a second September show, and I have dumb luck to be in Mexico for it. My dreams generally do not come thru. With Stuka & Gran Guerrero also randomly feuding, perhaps we shouldn’t yet rule out cage match for sometime in September.
The video promo mentions Astral, Electrico, Pierroth and Demus; only one is on the show. They’ll air this two times a show on Monday and Tuesday anyway.
This schedule confirms there’s no Universal tournament taking place in August. Starting on 08/19 would mean the final would have to be on 09/02, and they’ve already got two singles matches for that day. If they started the week after the Anniversary show, the final would be on the 23rd. They could also forget to do it at all.