IWRG (SUN) 09/04/2016 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring, MedioTiempo]
1) Araña de Plata, Demonio Infernal, Lilith Dark, Skanda b Aramis, Cadillac, Diosa Atenea, Dragón Fly
Cadillac replaced Alas de Acero
2) Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Violencia Jr. b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Pantera I
Diablo & Terry made hair match challenges, and it will happen on 09/18
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Hanaoka, Hip Hop Man, Killer Jr., Yakuza
4) Imposible b Heddi Karaoui © [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Imposible wins the middleweight title after giving up the lightweight one. Heddi falls on his second defense, first since August
5) Chicano & Veneno b Hijo De Dos Caras & Trauma II and Máscara Año 2000 Jr. & Toscano and Herodes Jr. & Mr. Electro [IWRG IC TAG, #1 Contenders]
Veneno & Chicano earn a shot at the Panteras.
6) Trauma I b Canis Lupus [mask]
Canis Lupus’ second will be Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Mr. Electro will be Trauma I’s second. Trauma took falls 2 and 3. Trauma survived a martinete (thanks to the ref bump), and won with lo negro de lo negro. Canis Lupus is Hector Lopez, 10 years a wrestler, originally from Naucalpan.
Here’s how that match looked at the end.
— Black Terry Jr. (@BLACKTERRY) September 5, 2016
Yow. Canis Lupus losing was the expected outcome, but it does sound like they put in doubt.
Imposible’s gamble in giving up his title pays off (and Karaoui deserves credit for coming back to drop his title, which doesn’t always happen.)
The show should air tonight in AYM at 9pm, though AYM’s doesn’t always air it.
This week’s Box Y Lucha mentions there’s no IWRG shows on Wednesdays this month. It’s explained as giving the concept a rest, but it’s probably also because there’s Friday shows.
ColiseoMania IV (SUN) 09/04/2016 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [+LuchaTV, Lo Mejor de Lucha Libre]
1) Ninja Jr. b Obsesión, Hijo Del Espectro, Mocho Cota, Gato Fantasma, ? [Copa Coliseomania]
Ninja Jr. wants a title match against Rico.
2) Humberto Garza Jr., Ninja Sr., Príncipe Franky b Difunto I, Karonte, Potro Jr.
3) Sammy Guevara b Arez
Arez replaced Flamita.
4) Pirata Morgan, Silver King, Zorro b Delta, El Elegido, Laredo Kid
5) Juventud Guerrera & Mr. Águila b Rico Rodríguez & Súper Crazy
Super Crazy & Rico replaced Angelico & Jack Evans (moved up)
6) Angélico, Jack Evans, the Mack b Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Garza Jr.
Jack & Angelico replaced Moose & Teddy Hart
Building looks pretty full. I feel like a lot of that is building up the “ColiseoMania” name value of the card, because the (scheduled) main event was not especially epic. Teddy missed the show with an injury, not sure what the deal was with anyone else.
It sounds like they announced Australian Suicide vs Daga, mask vs hair, for Heroes Inmortales. I was hoping they’d do that, and it’s one of the few matches they have built up that they can do on that show. Not sure if that card will get announced right away or if they’ll wait until after the 09/16 taping.
CMLL in Puebla tonight has the unique match of Dragon Lee vs La Mascara. It’ll be a long time since we’ve seen it (like maybe a couple hours prior the rate things are going with me.) It assuredly won’t be like the Anniversario show, because Rush isn’t there to be weird/distracting.
The semimain is scheduled to be Caristico, Mistico, Mascara Dorada versus Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Cavernario. Caristico’s got a decision to make on where he’s working on Friday – if he happens not to show up here, then we know he’s already made his decision. (For similar reasons, I’m curious as to next week’s Puebla lineup, to be posted late last night, to see if Dorada gets booked next Monday.)
The show also has a national trios title match: Hijos del Infierno will defend against Kraneo, Ripper and Olimpico. The champs will probably win. It’ll be OK. The Angel de Oro, Stuka, Stigma vs Dragon Rojo, Puma Tiger match before it, and the semimian after will probably both be better.
The two locals match are Astruiano & Rey Samuray vs Ares & Policeman and Astro & Arkalis vs Espiritu Maligno & Mini Joker.
Culticon also previews the show.
Puebla will air as normal at 9pm on CMLL & YouTube.com.
Psycho Clown says he thought a lot before accepting the mask match with Dr. Wagner. I know Dr. Wagner talks forever, but that must’ve been a lot of thinking in like a minute.
GALLI (SUN) 09/11/2016 Arena GALLI, Villa Park, Illinois
1) Atómico vs Traidor
2) Eros & Golden Star vs Dan El Intenso & Slayer
3) Chico Suave & Mike Anthony vs Fúnebre & Pentagono
4) Acid Jazz & Bryce Benjamin vs Barry Ryte & Dds
5) Zema Ion vs Gringo Loco [hair]
6) Furia Roja & Rey Furia © vs Billy Star & Skayde Jr. [GALLI TAG]
7) GPA © vs Skayde © [GALLI CHAMP]
8) Marshe Rocket vs Pentagón Jr. vs Prince Ali
“GALLIMANIA”. There may be more matches added – Triton is on the poster, but not booked, and maybe they have to sneak him in there because Pentagon Jr. is there. This is one of third or fourth different Pentagon Jr. matches in the greater Chicago area in September.
09/01: AAW in Berwyn (I was there! It was very good.)
09/11: GALLI in Villa Park (wasn’t planning on going, but they’re talking me into the building with those matches)
09/18: LLT in Cicero (with other AAA stars; though they canceled the AAA guys last time.)
09/25: Amaro in TBD? (this looks like it was probably quietly canceled, judging from the Facebook comments)
This is a combination of AAA having a really quiet September schedule and the lucha shows pulling from a somewhat different audience than the indie promotions – but also probably getting around over-saturation.
CMLL (SAT) 09/10/2016 Arena Coliseo
1) Drako & El Coyote vs Artillero & Espanto Jr.
2) Bengala, Leono, Sensei vs Akuma, Canelo Casas, Nitro
3) Flyer, Oro Jr., Star Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Rey Cometa vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Gran Guerrero, Pierroth
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Valiente vs Matt Taven, Shocker, Último Guerrero
Diamante Azul is back. Hooray?
CMLL (SUN) 09/11/2016 Arena México
1) Eléctrico & Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Olímpico, Sagrado
4) Matt Taven, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión vs Mephisto, Niebla Roja, Vangellys
5) Máximo Sexy, Rush, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Rush still appears to be a tecnico despite ending up with La Mascara. These lineups have no more idea what’s supposed to be going on that anyone else.
The Vangellys/Rey Escorpion feud is back! What a lucky day for us all.
CMLL (SUN) 09/11/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar vs Destructor
2) Cosmos & Fugaz vs Linterna & Mr. Brisa
3) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Mr. Apolo & Puma Negro
4) Explosivo, Neutrón, Star Black vs Demonio Rojo, Furia Roja, Sádico
5) Frezzer, León Blanco, Omar Brunetti vs Espectrúm, Maléfico, Ráfaga
Puma Negro is a new name, and they give him a photo on the poster so it’s probably important. There’s a Puma Negro who popped up in Arena Lopez Mateos a couple moths ago, but no one in Guadalajara using that name (so probably someone given a new gimmick – and a name that’s play off an existing CMLL guy.)