great match roundup, week of 2017-03-04

Inside the blog: I stayed up very late to finish the Martes post on Thursday, but didn’t switch from Draft to Scheduled so it was all for naught. Also, it’s a Martes recap so it’s always for naught. Maybe I’ll change things up a bit just to see if I can do this better.

Lot of good stuff and some “eh, good enough” stuff.

rating matches TV Show taped
good Faby Apache & Mary Apache vs Averno & Chessman and Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria AAA Worldwide en Cuautitlan Parte 2 - Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide - Marzo 2017 (posted by Lucha Libre AAA) Faby Apache & Mary Apache vs Averno & Chessman and Dark Cuervo & Dark Scoria (posted by thecubsfan) AAA on Televisa: 2017-03-04 2017-02-11
good Rush vs Último Guerrero LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 6 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-03-06 2017-03-06
good Blue Panther Jr., Star Jr., The Panther vs Canelo Casas, Puma, Skándalo LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-03-07 2017-03-07
good Blue Panther, Titán, Tritón vs Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 7 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-03-07 2017-03-07
good Fuego & Soberano Jr. vs Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado Fuego & Soberano Jr. vs Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-03-10 2017-03-10
good Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-03-10 2017-03-10
good Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Sam Adonis Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Sam Adonis (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-03-10 2017-03-10
good Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-03-10 2017-03-10

Other matches watched

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Cometa/Cavernario tonight, Puebla results, Vampiro head of talent for LLFMV

triple dive

CMLL (MON) 03/13/2017 Arena Puebla [CultIcon, Plantilla Deportiva]
1) Cancerbero, Policeman, Raziel b Arkalis, Espíritu Maligno, Tigre Rojo Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 13 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis b Estrellita, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 13 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Zeuxis challenged Sugehit to a title match for next week
3) Puma, Skándalo, Tiger b Drone, Esfinge, Lestat LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 13 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4) La Máscara, Pierroth, Ripper b Diamante Azul, Máximo Sexy, Titán LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 13 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
5) Atlantis, Carístico, Dragón Lee b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 13 DE MARZO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Carsitico challenged Mephisto to a title match for next week.

Sounds like the third match is the one worth checking out. They stayed away from doing the trios title match next week. If they do the same in Guadalajara, the Infiernos might actually be giving up the trios titles.

Today’s Arena Mexicos show has Rey Cometa versus Barbaro Cavernario. It’s a solid bet to be great, every match they’ve had has been great. It’s for Rey Cometa’s Mexican Welterwerweight championship. It was Cavernario’s title, Cometa seems to have only won it to put doubt in the outcome of their hair match last year. That didn’t quite work, and CMLL’s done nothing with Cometa since, so this is probably Cometa’s last moment to have a great singles match for a while. He’ll probably wrestle like it, and Cavernario will be as crazy as usual. It should be a good time. If you’re a person who doesn’t like to watch the entire Tuesday Arena Mexico show, this match should take place after 10pm CDT (US).

It should be the main event. It’s not the main event, because a pointless Marco, Volador and Maximo versus Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Rey Bucanero trios is the main event. The crowd will like that match, but it seems likely to be a sub 10 minute rushed thru match because it will be hard to follow the title match. (It’s a Tuesday main event, so it might have been the same otherwise.) The fourth match is Angel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Guerrero Maya Jr. versus Vangellys, Olimpico and Sam Adonis. Triton, Esfinge, and Fuego against Virus, Misterioso and Sagrado. Magnus makes a streaming show, but with Sensei, Metatron, Arkangel, Nitro and Canelo Casas. Electrico & Fantasy take on Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Nitro to open the show.

CultIcon also previews the show. Like last night, the CMLL stream now starts an hour later, starting at 8:30pm.

Vampiro is now also the Head of Talent Relations for Lucha Libre FMV, Lucha Underground’s parent company, as part of the AAA side handling the wrestling end of the promotion. The job description is “scouting and development, live event coordination, and communication with leagues owners FactoryMade Ventures, Lucha Libre AAA and Promociones Antonio Peña, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. He will also oversee Lucha Underground talent schedules, travel, and negotiation with 3rd party promoters.” What this means is anyone’s guess; we haven’t really seen anything come of Dorian Roldan being in put charge a couple months ago. In theory, you’d need to go thru Vampiro to booking Lucha Underground wrestlers, but they’ve been getting booked out on their own for years now. Vampiro would seem to be the point man in setting up live shows and seemed to be involved in that end already.

IWRG’s Dragon Fly says he’s heading to Japan soon, though he doesn’t say who he’s with or when he’s going. The Gladiatores also has an interview with Chicano, who introduces Tigre del Ring, Chabela la Atrevida and Atomo as part of his Chiwa Team (as luchadors from Chihuahua.)

Octagon says 2017 is the year he and Fuerza Guerrera will have their mask match, making this the 27th straight year where Fuerza & Octagon were definitely going to have their mask match.

California indie wrestlers Dicky Mayer and Adrian Quest saying they’re wrestling on DragonMania (which turns out to be May 27th this year.)

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

Paste Machine writes about Maximo.

+LuchaTV has a sit down with Diamante Azul.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 03/20/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer, París, Vega vs King Jaguar, Rey Apocalipsis, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Espíritu Maligno, Rey Samuray, Zaeta Roja vs Cancerbero, Policeman, Raziel
3) Princesa Sugehit vs Zeuxis [lightning]
4) Lestat, Rey Cometa, Stigma vs Kráneo, Luciferno, Morphosis
5) Diamante Azul, Mr. Niebla, Terrible vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush [Relevos Increíbles]
6) Mephisto © vs Carístico [CMLL WELTER]
5th defense

I guess you can’t have a Homenaje a DOS Leyendas when they’re only honoring one; CMLL says this show will honor Salvador Lutteroth (and no one else.) Caristico just lost this title match in Arena Mexico and doesn’t seem to have much better odds in Puebla. The lightning match could set up a title match next week, or just go nowhere. Espiritu & Policeman remain on the show, on opposites of matches.

Lestat now escaping the locals opening matches two weeks in a row, and even while Stigma is around. And Morphosis is back for the first time since Histeria lost his mask. Morphosis is Histeria. I know I’m excited to see if CMLL will let someone who lost their mask put one back on. Hey, look, Pierroth.

new lucha videos for the weekend of March 10th, 2017

Last Sunday’s IWRG never aired; AYM and LAS just repeated the trainee show a few times instead. The only time I bother with Sobre el Ring is when I’m missing an IWRG episode, but that also seemed to be a repeat this week. Divinas de Lucha had AAA edecan Bere, FWIW.

YouTube: Playlist

03/11 & 03/12 WWC: Cloud Drive

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-03-10
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-03-10 @ Arena México
1) Fuego & Soberano Jr. vs Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado
2) Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs El Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
3) Stuka Jr. vs Bobby Villa in a lightning match
4) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Negro Casas, Sam Adonis
5) Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Máximo Sexy vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush

AAA on Televisa: 2017-03-11
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-03-05 @ Plaza de Toros Rodolfo Rodriguez el Pana, Apizaco, Tlaxcala
1) Argenis, Big Mami, Dinastía, El Elegido vs Dave The Clown, La Hiedra, Mini Abismo Negro, Parka Negra
2) Bengala vs Súper Fly [no dq]
3) Faby Apache vs Ricky Marvin © for the AAA World Trios Championship

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2017-03-11
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-02-27 @ Arena Puebla
1) Fuego, Oro Jr., Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Canelo Casas, Puma
2) Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy, Stuka Jr. vs Ephesto, Hechicero, Mephisto
3) Carístico, Rush, Valiente vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

IWRG Zona XXI: 2017-03-13
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-03-12 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Pantera I & The Tiger vs Hip Hop Man & Relámpago
2) Black Terry & Diablo Jr. © vs Black Dragón & Internacional Pantera for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
3) Negro Navarro, Trauma II, Veneno vs Chicano, Danny Casas, Golden Magic
4) Herodes Jr., Silver King, Trauma I vs Imposible, Mr. Electro, Tigre Del Ring