It’s not listed up there, but the Caristico, Volador, Titan versus Gran Guerrero, Ultimo Guerrero and Euforia match takes place on NJPW World on late Saturday/early Sunday morning. It’s 1AM Central Time. Also, the Stuka/Kamaitachi match in ROH airs this weekend. You can see their TV on the Fite.TV App on Monday nights at 6pm CT, and it goes up on ROH’s website during the week.
CMLL’s Friday show remains free on YouTube for one more week; it’s supposed to switch back to ClaroSports next week (and off the week after that.) Dragon Lee and La Mascara meet in trios.
Elite should air the week they skipped – so Rey Escorpion & Ultimo Guerrero and Volador & La Mascara – but you can’t really tell with this show.
AAA finishes up Toluca with a minis match, the debut of Fenix and Fantasma as a team and another Pagano versus Psycho Clown match.
Mistico vs Cavernario in Puebla should be worth checking out.
IWRG (WED) 08/17/2016Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Brazo De Oro Jr. & Fly Tiger b Shadow Boy & Último Caballero
2) Dowki, Hanaoka, Yakuza b Adrenalina, Alas de Acero, Aramis
3) Bombero Infernal, Demonio Infernal, Violencia Jr. b Black Dragón, Emperador Azteca, Hijo del Alebrije
4) Dragón Fly b Hip Hop Man Dragon Fly took 2/3, wants a shot at Hip Hop Man’s Argentina championship.
5) Black Terry b Judas el Traidor [hair] Judas used the ropes to pin Terry in the first, Terry did the same in the second. Terry submitted Judas in the third. Judas gave Terry credit for being a legend of lucha libre.
Hair match will air this weekend on AYM. If I’m understanding correctly, the fans seem to have realized Dragon Fly is sort of the heroic replacement for Golden Magic and have somewhat rejected him like they did Golden Magic.
Rush definitely seems to believe he was pulled off the anniversary show as part of his suspension for the brawl with LA Park (specifically the bleeding part.) That sort of explains why the build to the Anniversary show was not clear until after Rush finally disappeared. Rush’s bigger point is it proves CMLL doesn’t give him beneficial treatment, since they wouldn’t pull him if they were helping him out like that.
Mr. Niebla won’t be a part of whatever’s going on the 09/16 CMLL show, because he’s booked in Queretaro. So is DJ Z, which makes me hope he might get to other places that weekend. I really liked the idea of Atlantis/Mr. Niebla mask match at the 09/16 show, figuring just because you could draw still pretty well with two week notice on an Atlantis mask match, and maybe you could trust Niebla if you cut the build down to two weeks. It’s not really something CMLL does though.
LuchaWorld has the latest news update, including a recap of this week’s Informa. The minis mentioned Angelito is gone. He hasn’t been around since February but was booked so infrequently that I didn’t notice. They said there are 15 minis.
Of all the things that are happening this weekend, it makes me sad this is one I know I’ll be able to see. (I won’t, but still.)
Black Terry is now triple booked on Sunday: Chilanga Mask, Elite and IWRG. Alas de Acero is also triple booked: Toluca, Lucha Memes, and IWRG. Aramis has the Toluca, Chilanga Mask, Lucha Memes trifecta.