CMLL (TUE) 08/30/2016 Arena México [CMLL, CultIcon]
1) Bengala & Flyer b Camorra & Cholo
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Skadi b La Comandante, La Seductora, Reyna Isis
Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther b El Cuatrero, Sansón, Skándalo
Skandalo replaced Forastero on Monday. Straight falls, Skandalo unmasking the Panther in the first fall, then Panther beating him in the second.
4) Blue Panther, Fuego, Rey Cometa b Misterioso Jr., Sagrado, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Pólvora b Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol, Máscara Dorada
Rudos took 1/3, Niebla pinning Dorada in each fall.
6) Último Guerrero DQ Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 1/3. UG faked a foul (the same finish as in Puebla.)
I missed this show, but I did not miss this show. I was originally planning on rewatching, then thought about just running through to do times, and then started to wonder why I time things anyway.
Skandalo & The Panther appear to be feuding, but only get booked against each other once every three months. I don’t get it.
No midweek IWRG show this week.
LA Weekly has a long piece on Lucha Underground; the behind the scene pieces must mean Season 3 is really starting soon. The preview for episode 1 next week mentions a wheel to determine destiny and a Rey Mysterio match. LU season debuts include at least one really great match, and Rey Mysterio probably means they’ll continue that tradition.
Wednesday also means it’s really late to announce a card and have it take place this week, if you’re Elite. They announced there’d be no show Thursday last week, maybe we’ll get that again tomorrow. There’s still no hard news on what’s happened. There are plenty of rumors on Facebook that the promotion is moving to Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. I’ve heard the same thing, but I can’t confirm it. It does make some sense – the people behind Elite are the people behind the old Todos x el Todos promotion, and they taped their television in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera. They’re going to need some new names if they’re not working with CMLL. TxT was built around Hijo del Santo, and Hijo del Santo (and son) just happens to be back in circulation again. The pieces seem to fit, but again I can’t confirm any of this.
Whatever’s going on, it can’t have been much of a long term plan. It was just a few weeks ago where they brought in all of the Edecanes (and maybe Rey Escorpion since he was added to Liga Elite) to the Azteca studios to shoot footage for going in and out of breaks. There’s no reason to bother with that footage that’s no longer usable if you know you’re leaving soon. Everything is a hasty decision.
The Wrestling Observer says Alberto el Patron and WWE have agreed on a release. Alberto would be available to work in Mexico/internationally immediately, and in the US in a few weeks. MLW says Alberto gave his notice two months ago (end of June?), noting it’s before his wellness test failure.
It’s easy to connect this one to the last bit: if Elite hasn’t contacted Alberto, they will be soon. They could use someone like him if they’re going out on their own. AAA probably wants him back too. CMLL would gladly take him (but probably not offer as much as the others because that’s they way to go.) The Crash fits too, though I don’t think anyone would’ve thought of Dorada vs Alberto as a dream match. All these deals are going to come down to money, and have probably been brewing for a while too.
Speaking of: Gran Metalik’s quarterfinal CWC match will air tonight.
Pagano says he doesn’t need hair to be Pagano. This is a correct statement.
Cross Armbreaker reviews Sangre Azteca vs Dragon Rojo from 2008, an underseen match.
Segunda Caida reviews Black Terry vs Demus 3:16.
Black Terry Jr. posted the Comando Negro versus El Pollo mask match, which is good because it’s a chicken defending his mask in a bloody mask, and because Comando Negro is quite a bit similar to Canis Lupus putting up his mask this weekend.
SuperLuchas points out Angel o Demonio was also wondering why AAA was allowed to do hardcore spots the indie guys are not allowed to do in Mexico City. (My guess is the commission has decided AAA is the same as WWE, and isn’t bothering.)
Lucha Memes Chairo 5 on 09/25 in Arena Naucalpan.
1: Volador Jr. vs Rey Horuz
2: a Lucha Memes vs IWRG Torneo FILL (8v8 cibernetico).
IWRG: Black Dragon, Kanon, Dragon Fly, Atomic Star, Lilith Dark, Arana de Plata, Fireman, Demonio Infernal
Lucha Memes: Astrolux, Garrobo Punk, Tekilita, Baby Star Jr., Black Metal, Ciber Punk, Tonak
3: Keira, Lady Maravilla, Magnifica vs Belial, Impulso, Arez
Ciudad Juarez luchadors will be honored this weekend at the local sports Hall of Fame.
Apolo Valdes talks about TripleMania and previews the Anniversario.
CMLL (TUE) 09/06/2016 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Olímpico & Pequeño Violencia
2) Flyer, Magnus, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Metálico, Raziel
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Oro Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Disturbio, Puma, Skándalo
4) Star Jr. vs Sagrado [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Bobby Z, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
6) Atlantis, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Cavernario, Mephisto, Último Guerrero
They managed to team up Bobby Z with the Revolucionarios, so this is a moderately successful card by Tuesday standards. Star Jr. versus Sagrado could be good. Hope they’re setting up something in the main event.
CMLL (TUE) 09/06/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Yaqui & León Blanco vs Demonio Rojo & Thunder Boy
2) Robin, Star Black, Starman vs Hijo del Signo, Maléfico, Sangre Azteca
3) Princesa Sugehit, Silueta, Skadi vs Dalys, Reyna Isis, Zeuxis
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Valiente vs Hechicero, Kráneo, La Máscara
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
Silueta returns to action (maybe). Dragon Lee and La Mascara cross paths again, as they probably will all week.