FantasticaMania, CMLL in ROH, Elite, DTU

ELITE (FRI) 10/28/2016 Domo del Deportivo Plan Sexenal, Distrito Federal [+LuchaTV, R de Rudo, SuperLuchas]
1) Belial & Impulso b Ciclón Ramírez Jr. & Mr. Leo
Ciclon Ramirez replaced Hijo del Pantera
2) Emperador Azteca & Heddi Karaoui b Imposible & Metaleón
3) Hijo De Dos Caras, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Karonte Jr. b El Bandido, Golden Magic, Zumbi
money thrown in
4) Chicano (Puerto Rico) & Mr. 450 COR Cibernético & Taurus (ex-AAA)
Mr. 450 pinned Taurus and Cibernetico got counted out (and blamed the ref for counting too fast.) The Puerto Ricians are going as “Los Ilegals” – Chicano was the masked El Ilegal in AAA.
5) LA Park b Xtreme Tiger [Liga Elite]
6) Rey Escorpión b Carístico [Liga Elite]
Escorpion had his face painted up as if he was on the Dia de Muertos shows and won with the Aguijon Mortal. Escorpion wants a title match and Caristico accepted backstage.

Rey Escorpion picked up the clean win on Caristico a few weeks back and again here; something’s clearly coming, it’s just a matter of Elite getting there. People who’ve watched the show said the third match is really good. Attendance did not look good for this show.

Bandido, Golden Magic and Zumbi defeated Cibernetico, Sharlie Rockstar, and Heddi Karaoui on an Elite show in Cuernavaca on Thursday. It was a DQ win; Cibernetico fouled Bandido, then fouled the referee. Cibernetico seem to be attacking the referee in all his matches. Bandido’s brother Magia Blanca worked in the undercard; he hasn’t shown up on Elite tapings, but perhaps he’s also left CMLL.

DTU (FRI) 10/28/2016 Arena Neza [+LuchaTV, DTU, Estrellas del Ring, Kronosport]
1) Erwin & Irving b Masizito & Porrito
2) Diva Salvaje, El Exótico, Yuriko b Moria, Niño De Cobre, Ovett
Ovett replaced Lokillo
3) Princesa Sugehit & Zeuxis b Lady Maravilla & Zuzu Divine
4) Charly Madrid & Oscar Sevilla b Hormiga & Neza Kid and Mike Segura & Sádico
money thrown in
5) Gallego & Mr. Cóndor DQ Jimmy & Kevin
The referee helped the Diabolicos beat the Nerds. They made hair match challenges for DTU’s 9th Anniversary.
6) Aero Boy & Drastik Boy b Dragón Rojo Jr. & Pólvora
Aero Boy & Drastick Boy beat the CMLL team in a good match.
7) El Gio & El Junior b Halloween & X-Fly and Cíclope & Toxico
Diva Salvaje & Yuriko challenged Ciclope and Ovett after the main event.

I don’t believe DTU has announced when/where their 9th Anniversary show is happening in December, but they’ve obviously got a card in mind for it; they’ve gone from directionless to a lot of matches being hinted at. (That probably needs to end up on a streaming service.)

Meanwhile in Japan, Masashi Takeda defeated Kenji Fukimoto to keep the main DTU championship. That title has been renamed the DTU World Championship after being defended in Japan. Miedo Extremo & Violento Jack lost a title challenge for the KFC Tag Team Championships, and I’m sure we all hope those titles are sanctioned by the chicken fast food place.

NJPW released the CMLL list of wrestlers for the FantasticaMania tour at intermission of their show this morning. (Fuego & Taguchi lost on that show, falling in the semifinals of the tag tournament.) The CMLL 16 luchadors going are:

Tecnicos: Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr., Máximo Sexy, Dragón Lee, Titán, Stuka Jr., Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr.

Rudos: Último Guerrero, Euforia, Ephesto, Cavernario, Hechicero, Okumura, Raziel

Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr., Ephesto and Raziel are all debuting, with Panther Jr. coming one year after his brother and Soberano being on the same tour as his father. The NJPW video still does not list the extra date CMLL mentioned, which makes me think that maybe a show just got canceled.

FantasticaMania usually features a lot of CMLL title matches, especially on the Tokyo shows. Atlantis, Volador, Maximo, Dragon Lee, and Ultimo Guerrero are all current singles champions, and Hechicero would be one too if he wins on Tuesday. (The timing of when CMLL would’ve said OK to the list of people and when this title match was announced match up interestingly.) I’d still bet that Volador versus Kushida or whoever is junior champ at that time closes out the tour, but maybe there’d be another Volador singles match earlier. Kamaitachi turning back up to face Dragon Lee seems like a possibility. Ultimo Guerrero and Cavernario having big matches seem pretty likely too. There’s no team title being carried to Japan, but there’s still time for Raziel & Okumura to suddenly challenge the Panther & Guerrero Maya or something.

The next step is finding out those matches, but that’s a while away – we usually don’t get them until a couple weeks before the tour, in early January.

Cancerbero isn’t going to Japan with his long time partner, but he did win a multi-activity competition over Flyer, Tiger, Robin, Forastero, Raziel and Soberano. They were all doing an appearance at the Granja Las Americas theme park, climbing rock walls and shooting paint guns and riding in cars as part of a marketing tie up. No video, but there are photos. Cancerbero beat out Soberano and Flyer for first overall.

Hechicero, Okumura and Ultimo Guerrero were involved in a nearly as goofy competition: the ROH six man tournament. They wrestled two matches on Saturday’s Ring of Honor taping in Maryland: they defeated Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Kamaitachi in the quarterfinals (in the first week of TV), and lost to the Kingdom in the semifinals (week three or four.) I’m not sure when these episodes start airing. It sounds like Team CMLL did well, and got CMLL chants after their loss. I can’t come up with a time when people have actually chanted CMLL in Mexico, so this seems to be going well.

CMLL didn’t post full results for Coliseo, so we’ll handle that later.  CMLL’s show tonight, at 7pm ET, has Rush vs Ultimo Guerrero and will be streamed on YouTube.


The Lucha Underground shows in Houston are going on as I’m pecking away at this. There first show was so full that there were people turned away, and the second show was the busier show last week. (Get to to Tamale festival early if you’re going in San Diego.)

Lucha Underground posted a bonus clip Sunday afternoon, setting up a Dr. Wagner Jr. versus Son of Havoc match for this week an d teasing Famous B managing more people.

AAA put up this week’s TV show. Pentagon did end up working in Tijuana instead of the TV taping, where he was the one who took the loss in the Texano/Mesias/Pentagon three way tittle match. Texano snuck in a foul and small packaged him.

Cara Lucha announced they’ll start a tournament to crown their first ever Cruiserwieght champion on their 11/19 show. The poster actually implies the name of the title is The Best, and Cara Lucha The Best Championship would be a more amusing name.

Lucha Memes indicated they’d be running Arena Aficion in a few months.

Powerbomb.TV, a soon to open wrestling VOD service, announced their service will include RIOT shows from Monterrey.

Black Terry Jr. posted photos from a Saturday show in Villa del Carbon.

Wrestling with Words rewatches the Villanos versus Psycho Circus.

The guitarist from Tool performed in a Pentagon Jr. outfit.

Mistico’s been hanging around the Mexico F1 race all weekend.

Super Fly says he won’t rest until he retires Aerostar; he will never sleep again.