Guadalajara, IWRG, Rush vs UG tonight in Puebla

CMLL (SUN) 03/05/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]
1) Guerrero de la Muerte b Micro
2) Carlo Roggi & Destructor b Avispón Negro Jr. & El Yaqui
3) El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr. b Demonio Rojo & Gran Kenut
referee was helping the rudos
4) Kempo Dragón, Sky Kid, Smaker b Mr. Trueno, Príncipe Kisho, Rey Trueno
First match for both Sinaloa guys since October.
5) Explosivo, Omar Brunetti, Star Black b El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
Explosivo snuck in a foul on Sanson. Tecnicos will get a title shot next week.

The Dinamitas appear to be Mexico City full time now, so a trios title change seems likely.

IWRG (SUN) 03/05/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Átomo b Shadow Boy
2) Kanon vs Picudo Jr.
match not mentioned in the results
3) Black Dragón & Pantera b Black Terry & Diablo Jr.
Dragon pinned Terry. Pantera asked for a title shot and Diablo agreed for next week.
4) Relámpago © b Apolo Estrada [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
first defense. Relampago was bloody and had his mask ripped but kept his title.
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II b Herodes Jr., Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Tigre Del Ring (Chihuahua)
Navarros got along, their opposition did not. Trauma II’s first match here in months due to a leg injury. Debut of Tigre del Ring.
6) Mr. Electro b Hip Hop Man
Electro snuck a beer bottle to Hip Hop Man’s head to win.
7) Danny Casas L Veneno, Chicano [hair]
Chicano beat Veneno first, then Veneno took Danny Casas’ hair.

I held off doing this post to get that Kanon & Picudo Jr. result but that’ll have to wait until later. Veneno beating Danny Casas is a bit of an upset. Hip Hop Man posted a photo of the cut on his head from Mr. Electro’s bottle. Apolo Estrada teased a ex-WWE joining his Insoportables group – Medico Asesino, I’m guessing. This all should air tonight on AYM.

Today’s Arena Puebla show has a Rush versus Ultimo Guerrero match. They had this same match in this same building four months. They’ve had this match in Arena Mexico since, and one in Arena Coliseo that hasn’t aired. Ultimo Guerrero always wins these, and these are just sort of OK of late. It’ll probably be OK again. There are other matches on the card that look better: Atlantis, Carisitco and Dragon Lee take on the Hijos del Inferno. (On Twitter, Caristico says his finish is now known as La Caristica.) The Revolucionarios take on Angel de Oro, Stuka and Titan in another match that’ll be good with some time and effort.

The rest of the card is not as promising. Soberano, Star and Stigma team up to take on Virus, Sangre Azteca and Canelo Casas, where some of the rudos are a challenge. Last week’s issues between Policeman & Espiritu Maligno leads to a tag match with the usually boring Black Tiger and Hijo del Signo. The show opens with Malayo & Guerrero Espacial facing Hijo de Centella Roja and Vega, in Vega’s first match here since November. He hasn’t been working much elsewhere, so he may be coming back from injury.

CultIcon has a preview of the show. It’ll air 9pm this week.

Next week it’ll be different. This will come up constantly for the next month, but this is your first notice that Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend in the US. It does not start in Mexico until April 2nd, so all shows airing from Mexico (except border towns like Tijuana) will be airing one hour later for four weeks starting on Sunday.

AIW had Gringo Loco on their podcast, talking about being dead for seven minutes after his heart attack, and lighter stories about wrestling in Mexico. He mentions DJZ is responsible for getting him back into wrestling after Mexico and getting him into AIW.

At Segunda Caida, Matt D defends Volador versus Yoshitatsu. I think he’s right that it would’ve been better if they just did a straight comedy match that he might do with Maximo instead of Volador trying to do the Volador match, but I also think the fans where whistling pretty strongly at the match in the second fall and is giving Tatsu credit for story telling he wasn’t trying to do.

AAA posted a Super Fly profile that hasn’t aired on TV yet.

+LuchaTV posted a new edition of Aqui esta la Lucha.


CMLL (SAT) 03/11/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Leono & Marvel vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Astral, Oro Jr., Sensei vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Espanto Jr., Nitro
3) Esfinge, Rey Cometa, Tritón vs Sangre Azteca, Skándalo, Tiger
4) Ángel de Oro, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla, Sam Adonis, Terrible
5) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto © vs Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther [MEX TRIOS]
10th defense

Here’s the thing: CMLL is not going to a book a rudo vs rudo title match unless forced, because they are so far in the box that they don’t know there is a box. However, if the Panthers get the title win here, we might actually get the the Puma, Tiger, Negro Casas title match because then tecnicos will have the belts. And I think that’s a decent possibility.

CMLL (SUN) 03/12/2017 Arena México
1) Sangre Imperial & Starman vs Apocalipsis & Artillero
2) Eléctrico, Fantasy, Último Dragóncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Estrellita, La Jarochita, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Metálica, Zeuxis
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Johnny Idol vs Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Vangellys
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Marco Corleone vs Kráneo, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Yea, they’re doing Dragon Lee vs Niebla Roja on the non-televisa show again. Oh well.

CMLL (SUN) 03/12/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar vs Quca
2) Cosmos & Johnny Dinamo vs Relámpago & Thunder Boy
3) Mágico & Metatrón vs Évola & Gran Kenut
4) Esfinge, Smaker, Tritón vs Difunto, Espectrúm, Maléfico
5) El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón © vs Explosivo, Omar Brunetti, Star Black [OCCIDENTE TRIOS]
third defense

Triton & Esfinge are surprise inclusions for the local show. And I guess Metatron too, but I forget Metatron exists.

MDA (SUN) 04/02/2017 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Extreme Boy & La Gaviota vs Chica de Arabia & Mini Bengalí
2) Babe Fox & Faceman vs Gallardo & Jesse
3) Hijo de LA Park & Saru vs Karateka Jr. & The Tiger
4) Douki vs Sam Adonis
5) Último Dragón & Xtreme Tiger vs Laredo Kid & Rey Horus
6) LA Park vs Rush vs Lashley vs Diamante Azul (CMLL)

what has Lashley got himself into? Why does Diamante Azul exist? Not sure how much to expect from Ultimo Dragon but that’s an creative semimain. Sam Adonis gets a Monterrey match, though they still haven’t figured out to book him against Mexicans.