IWRG (WED) 08/10/2016 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Keiser Drago & Shadow Boy b Adrenalina & Fly Tiger
2) Dowki, Hanaoka, Yakuza b Black Dragón, Fireman, Omega
3) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Araña de Plata, Galaxy, Guerrero 2000 b Eddy Santos, Rosario Negro, Vengador, Viajero Extremo, Viajero Jr.
4) Bombero Infernal, Demonio Infernal, Hip Hop Man b Dragón Fly, Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije
Infernales & Hip Hop Man didn’t get along – the Infernales wanted to beat Dragon Fly themselves to avenge Demonio’s mask loss, but it was Hip Hop Man who stole the pine by unmasking Dragon Fly.
5) Black Terry DRAW Judas el Traidor [super libre]
bloody match, ending in a double pin draw. Hair match challenges were made, but no date was set.
Today’s Elite show has Ultimo Guerrero vs Rush and Atlantis vs Volador Jr., both which should be strong matches. The rest of the show is not bad. This show will air, but the Elite schedule is weird. They are airing both last week and next week’s episode, but it appears the last week’s episode is airing at the old 11pm Friday slot, and the new episode is at the new Saturday slot.
That also means we’ll be back to Elite and CMLL airing at the same time, since CMLL will be back on YouTube this Friday.
TripleMania tickets are on sale at Superboletos. The prices this year down run from 2160 to 240 Mexican pesos (118 to 13 USD). The high end seems lower than last year, but I can’t find that number to confirm. They also drop off quickly: the second most expensive section is 960 MXP. That makes some sense; the people who want are going to pay ringside are probably going to pay the same, and the bigger struggle is going to get the casual fans this year. AAA still hasn’t mentioned any iPPV/PPV plans
Tickets for the CMLL Anniversary show do not appear to be up yet.
Gran Metalik won his match last night on WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic. He will face the winner of Akira Tozawa and Jack Gallagher in the quarterfinals. (The match airs next week, and you can find out the result in usual places.) That quarterfinal match will be taped on August 26 and will air August 31 or September 7th.
Silueta, who hasn’t been seen since June, says she’s a month away from returning from injury.
Son of Havoc’s packed upcoming schedule suggests he’s not expected LU Season 4 taping to start any time soon, at least thru October.
LuchaWorld has the latest news update.
On Voices of Wrestling, JR Goldberg writes about Rush vs LA Park as a match to understand wrestling without needing context.
Cross Arm Breaker reviews Atlantis vs La Fiera from 1992
Cult Icon and Ryan Plant write about the Lucha Underground 3 trailer. Cult Icon also writes about Sharlie Rockstar.
Funcion Estelar has a bio on the current As Charro, who debuted in 2012.
Pesadilla & Rocky Lobo talk about their DTU tag title defense on Saturday.
An article on a Lince Dorado wrestling seminar in Puerto Rico estimates there are 150 active luchadors on the island. “How many wrestlers are there?” is a random topic I find myself very interested in.
Mini Flash talks about his dream of making to AAA. Mini Flash is 12. He started at 7, but broke his arm and didn’t return until he was 11.
Lucha Libre in Japan
08/11 Freedoms: Miedo Extremo kept the DTU championship over Jun Kasai and Violento Jack beat Minoru Fujita.
IWRG (SUN) 08/14/2016 Arena Naucalpan
1) Fireman vs Adrenalina
2) Astro & Black Dragón vs Picudo Jr. & Skanda
3) Dragón Fly, Emperador Azteca, Freelance vs Dowki, Hanaoka, Yakuza
4) Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible vs Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [super libre]
5) Chicano, Pantera I, Súper Nova vs Killer Jr., Negro Navarro, Relámpago
6) Canis Lupus & Hijo De Dos Caras vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr. & X-Fly
X-Fly is back in Mexico, which is trouble for Mexico. Fourth match seems like they’re setting up a title match. Team Japan continues in the tercera.
Freelance is double booked; he’s supposed to face Arez in Xalapa on the same day. (Black Dragon & Killer Jr. are also double booked, but in the same state.)