Chilanga Mask (SUN) 08/21/2016 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Aramis b Psycho Kid, Novasonic, Hijo Del Ángel, Hijo del Alebrije, Kronoz, Terremoto Negro, Dragón Fly
Aramis beat Psycho Kid.
2) Jeque b Roberto Paz Jr.
3) Dorado Jr. & Mr. Leo b Chicano & Fulgor I and Fulgor II & Sangre Dorada JR.
Fulgor II was hurt.
4) Black Terry DRAW Wotan
crowd wanted one more fall, but the commission said no.
5) Xtreme Tiger b Laredo Kid
No Jason Kincaid in the match, though he was present. Tiger won a good match.
6) Mr. Maldito & The Platino DQ Bobby Z & Sagrado
7) Solar I b Caifan Rockero III
8) Dave Crist & Jason Gory b Aken & Impulso
Aken & Impulso want a hair rematch.
9) Juventud Guerrera b Terrible
I’m low on details for both these shows, unfortunately. I couldn’t even figure out if Juvi/Terrible happened until I saw the video was posted to YouTube. (Card order is very wrong.) Kincaid was there, so I’m guessing he was sick or hurt – he mentioned he’d like to come back and try again someday. This group is running only once every few months, so we may not see them again until well into autumn.
Lucha Memes (SUN) 08/21/2016 Atlantico Club, Cuauhtémoc, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV]
1) Rey Cometa b Mike Segura
2) Dragón Lee b Freelance
Very good match, money thrown in.
3) Keira b Lady Maravilla, La Magnifica
4) Arez b Zafiro (Chihuahua)
Zafiro was stretchered out
5) Virus b Alberto Dos Rios
6) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid b Kaligua Jr., Lunatic Fly, Lunatic Xtreme
This show got more positive reviews, but reviews in general of either show were sparse. Not sure if video is going to turn up anyway. Lucha Memes said Alberto will be working on their shows in the DF area for the next year. Their next show is the 09/25 Chairo show.
Today Puebla show is highlights by a Mistico versus Cavernario main event. It’s a first ever singles match between the two. Mistico’s looked great this year and Cavernario is one of the better rudos CMLL has, so this has the makings of one of the better singles matches possible.
The semimain is another Anniversario preview, where Dragon Lee teams with his brother Rush and Atlantis against La Mascara, Shocker and Terrible. The teased La Mascara/Shocker partnership hasn’t been brought up in weeks, but they’re allies tonight.
Two undercard matches might set up a match next week or down the line. Astral, Asturiano, Electrico face Demus, Espiritu and Pierrothito in a rematch from last week, which could set up another rare minis title match. The national trios champions, Hijos del Infierno, face Invasors Kraneo, Morphosis and Ripper in an odd rudo/rudo clash in the fourth match. Mephisto and company are already scheduled to defend their titles Sunday in Arena Mexico, and title matches on back to back days would be strange for CMLL, so perhaps it’s the minis match that’s more likely amount to something.
The first two matches are tag matches with mostly locals. Ares, unmasked last week, teams with Guerrero Espacial against Millennium & Robin in the second match. Paris & Rey Samuray face el Malayo & Fuerza Chicana in the opener.
Cult Icon also previews the show. As normal, the show airs at 9pm on CMLL.com/YouTube.
Just as I hit post, AAA officially announced the TripleMania iPPV. It’s still $23.
The Season Pass for Lucha Underground Season 3 is up on iTunes. It’s $40 for 40 HD episodes, $10 cheaper for SD. That’s actually cheaper than Season 1 ($45 for 39 episodes.) The preview for the season mentions Dario is released from prison (and clarifies that it was for Mr. Cisco’s murder), so the ending vignette for the final episode doesn’t appear to have meant much immediately.
KrisZ points out Hijo de Wagner announced he’d be out a month with a knee ligament sprain. He’s looked pretty good on Elite (and Medico Asesino has looked like the guy with a knee injury.)
Diamante Azul is announced for a December tour of Pakistan. He mentioned this on an Informa appearance a while back.