CMLL Friday preview, Tuesday GDL results


CMLL (TUE) 12/27/2016 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Star Black & Vaquero Jr. b Carlo Roggi & Linterna
Tecnicos took 2/3. Star Black replaced Magico.
2) Cancerbero, Joker, Raziel b Magnum, Marvel, Star Jr.
Rudos took 1/3. Marvel’s first match since September.
3) El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón b Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, Pegasso
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Kráneo, Pólvora, Ripper b Drone, Stuka Jr., Tritón
Rudos took 2/3.
5) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. b La Máscara, Shocker, Terrible
Tecnicos took 2/3.

No angles in Guadalajara or Arena Mexico on Tuesdays this week. That’s strange, even for CMLL.

No real stories coming into tonight’s show either. Caristico’s on the show, but Ultimo Guerrero is not. The women did their cage match followup this past Tuesday, and Maximo and Mascara 2000 are held off until their match on Sunday.

The main event is Carsitico, Valiente and Volador Jr. versus Cavernario, Felino and Negro Casas. That could be a pretty good match, the best on the show, depending on how serious they take it. CMLL pushes the now decade old issue between Caristico & Casas as the selling point. TGR unites to fight Angel de Oro, Marco Corleone and Stuka in the semimain match. The Panther brothers team with Drone to face the remaining Invasors – Kraneo, Olimpico and Ripper – in the fourth match. CMLL’s ignored the Caristico/Histeria mask match so far, but maybe he’ll show up with that mask tonight.

Rey Cometa versus Sagrado is the lightning match. Like the main event, that will be good if they go for it. Pegasso, Star Jr. & Triton face Nitro, Sangre Azteca and Virus, which probably won’t be good. It’s kind of amazing Virus is still so motivated compared to other guys stuck in the same role as him. Flyer & Robin are supposed to take on Metalico & Hijo del Signo in the opener, but Signo’s was pulled from his last show so he’s not a certainty.

The show airs at 8:30pm on, as normal. I’m not sure if I’m going to be around to watch it or even record it, but I should have a recap sometime over the weekend.

CMLL has notes on Reyna Isis’ return and Dalys’ title defense.

In Arena Aficion on Tuesday, La Hechicera & Super Fly defeated Big Mami & Joe Lider, which somehow set up a cage match with all four on 01/17. Maybe more people will be added because a four person cage match is odd, though that’s how they’re advertising it today. Hechicera works some AAA spots shows (though seemed to be fewer this year) and would be the likely loser if no one else was added.

On Informa, CMLL announced the 01/06 show (next Friday) will have rematches of some of the best matches of the year in “some form” – so probably a La Mascara/Dragon Lee main event trios. The show also had Black Terry & Negro Navarro, who said they’d be on the Arena Coliseo shows when they resume on 01/07.

AAA’s poll for best tecnico of the year has Psycho Clown, Texano Jr. (who never turned tecnico but just woke up one day and was one), La Parka and Aerostar. I would command you to go vote for Aerostar to mess with the results, but Psycho’s running away with it.

CultIcon and TKD review last night’s Lucha Underground.

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

Luchas 2000 855 has Caristico unmasking Histeria and their year end review.

CultIcon has 30 to 21, and 21 to 10 in his top 50 countdown.

Segunda Caida reviews LA Park vs Rey Escorpion.

CNN Espanol has a story on Los Cholita of Bolivia, but it appears to use the same photos from articles from a couple years ago (so it might just be entirely recycled.)