promising CMLL show tonight, restaurant coming to Arena Mexico

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Tonight’s CMLL show is the final Friday night before Homenaje a Dos Leyendas, though you wouldn’t know it from most of tonight’s card. Diamante Azul faces Pierroth in a trios match to build up their match (for the third straight week, and as has happened ever week since January 27th except for the tournament block weeks.) Diamante Azul teams with Caristico & Maximo, Pierroth of course teams with La Mascara & Rush. The main will obviously end with an illegal move, with the only question is if it’s caught for DQ or not. The build up matches haven’t book much good, this probably won’t be much different, but the goal here is to get people to care about next week’s show.

The rest of the card looks better. The Guerreros (Euforia, Niebla, UG version) take on Dragon Lee, Mistico and Valiente in what might be a super match. Niebla Roja & Dragon Lee are feuding on Sundays, which might come up here. Volador, Atlantis and Marco are all kind of slumming in the fourth match, taking on Felino, Niebla Roja and the returning Sam Adonis. Adonis is getting a bigger spot than usual after his media attention, and he and Marco seem to have started a feud.

The lightning match is Stuka versus Bobby Villa, which should be solid. The Nueva Generacion Dinamita team up against Drone, Esfinge and Guerrero Maya. Those winning the opener, Fuego & Soberano vs Misterioso & Sagrado, never work openers – CMLL’s decided to load up this show for whatever reason. There seemed to be a start of a Misterioso/Soberano feud last week, which also might come up here.

CultIcon also previews this show. The show takes place at 8:30pm tonight, and it’s the last CMLL stream before Daylight Savings Time starts in the US. The ClaroSports stream is currently still region blocked (because they’re airing a table tennis tournament), but perhaps they’ll fix it before show time.

The idea of a Freedom bar/restaurant coming to Arena Mexico is no longer a rumor; there’s signage up in Arena Mexico and they’ve cut out a seating area which should be visible tonight. I believe that’s side opposite of the ramp, just above where the rowdy fans sit. This possibility came up earlier this week and would be an interesting way to add another revenue stream for CMLL (especially if it’s open outside of show time, which is an unknown.) More details are probably coming.

Sileuta, Demus and Electrico are headed to Puerto Rico on March 18th. This is the Universal Promotions show on Caguas.

FULL/Distromania teased WWE’s Jack Swagger as being part of their May tour. Swagger is still technically part of WWE at this moment but had said recently he asked for his release and was expecting to be given it. Alberto’s the connection here.

LigerFever translated Elisa Tudon’s interview with Cuatrero & Sanson. Their father Cien Caras didn’t want them to wrestle but they eventually got into it.

A video feature on mask maker Canelo Casas.

Puebla will host a lucha libre licensing exam on April 9. Loco Max, Asturiano and Kalifa will be among the evaluators.

The Mexico City lucha commission is hosting a toy drive.

Tier 1 Lucha Libre posted the Rey Horuz vs Penta El Zero M match from their most recent show.

Plantilla Deportivo interviews Octagon, who says he’s not working with Konnan to protect luchador’s names.

03/26 Lucha Memes (Chairo9) in Arena Naucalpan
1: Kamikazes del Aire (Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid) vs CMLL Rudo Minis (Pierrothito, Demus 3:16, Mercurio)
2: Totems (1 & 2) vs Traumas (1 & 2)

Llaves y Candados’s ColiseoMania5 on April 9th at Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1: Rey Mysterio Jr., Garza Jr., Penta El Zero M vs Nicho el Millionario, Bestia 666, Damian 666

LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.

RobViper has a music video of 06/23/16 ELITE.

Kcidis draws things not to forget.

CMLL Puebla: 2017-03-06

super Polvora Driver

Recapped: 03/06/2017

What happened: Rush outsmarted UG to win the main event. Carístico wants a rematch with Hijos de Infierno after Mephisto pulled his mask. Policeman and Espiritu Maligno continue to feud.

The new mat fell apart. It’s not really the mat that’s falling apart, but they seem to retouch (repaint?) the logo every week, and the logo disintegrates as the night goes on. Some of it ends up on the luchadors, someone if gets spread out on other parts of the mat (and some of it’s big enough chunks that the referees put in their pockets.) It looks awful by the end of the night and they need to stop doing it – either get rid of the logo entirely or embed it in the mat in a way where it doesn’t rub off.

The level of excitement I have for this show is shown well by writing more about the canvass logo than any match.

What was good: The main event was the best match on the show, better than expected, though still not a great bout

Where can I watch it:  It’s on CMLL’s channel. (more…)