Stuka/Hechicero, Dorian on LU, the Crash Tijuana lineup

CMLL (TUE) 03/14/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Martes de Glamour]
1) Joker & Rey Trueno b Destructor & Magnum
Destructor replaced Sky Kid. Rudos took 1/3.
2) Oro Jr., Star Black, Star Jr. b Difunto, Hijo del Signo, Metálico
tecnicos took 1/3
3) Blue Panther Jr., Pegasso, The Panther b Puma, Sansón, Tiger
Sanson replaced Okumura (still not back from injury). Tecnicos took 1/3.
4) Blue Panther, Stuka Jr., Titán b El Cuatrero, Forastero, Hechicero
tecnicos took 2/3, Stuka beating Hechicero in the third. Stuka asked for a title shot and Hechicero agreed.
5) Carístico, Mistico, Valiente b Felino, Luciferno, Mephisto
Felino replaced Ephesto. Tecnicos took 2/3. Caristico beat Mephsito, but there were no challenges.

That’s a sudden left turn from Caristico/Mephisto. Hope Ephesto is around tomorrow.

Dorian Roldan did a round of interviews following the release of Lucha Underground on Netflix. MedioTiempo asked him if the wrestlers who left AAA would still be back in Lucha Underground by season 4. Roldan said Season 4 taping was a long time away, but all talent was welcome. It’s better Dorian says that than not, but it still sticks out that Dorian avoids mentioning the talent who left by name when talking about the stars of the show with PubliMetro (with the noticeable exception of Sexy Star.) In that interview, he mentions Netflix had the option to pick up season 3, and he guesses that will happen around the time they start taping Season 4. In previous interviews, Eric Van Wagenen had at least implied Lucha Underground held that option on season 3, or at least had the power to renegotiate the deal. Dorian told Notimex he believes WWE created a television program on Wednesdays just to compete again him; it reads like he means NXT (which started weekly before LU), but I think he means the Cruiserweight Classic.

For what it’s worth, this week’s WON mentions Paul London scouting talent for a Season 4 of Lucha Underground while in Germany for WXW this weekend, with the idea of taping this fall. Fall would be earlier than last “early 2018” rumor. I do not take rumors of a Seaosn 4 tape date seriously, for bad or for good, until they’re very close and something has actually been announced.

On +LuchaTV’s podcast, Demus said he heard a rumor that CMLL might be removing the minis division and moving all the wrestlers to the regular division. I suspect this is mostly wishful thinking, there’s no other sign of this and yet it’d be really good news for the guys going nowhere in that group. The central point behind it is right – no one really noticed when Robin worked a minis match this past week, because he (and others like Stigma) are the same size as most of the minis. I wouldn’t count on this happening though.

On CMLL Informa, Rey Cometa thinks he’s only got about seven or eight years left in him. He’d be 40 or 41 by that time.

Plantilla Deportiva says they’re no longer covering CMLL. In a video, their director explained CMLL has decided to reduce access for digital media, and they decided that was unfair and left.

Principe Sugehit says she’s defending the national women’s title for the first time this Sunday in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. She doesn’t mention an opponent, but ERLL’s Facebook reveals it’ll be Zeuxis.

WWE revealed Chik Tormenta is trying out with them. She’s likely a candidate for their women’s tournament, taking place a couple months from now.

FULL sent out a press release officially announcing it’s Alberto based tour. He’s being listed as “El Patron Alberto”, which might be because AAA trademarked the Alberto el Patron version. He’s wrestling on 05/19 in Toluca, 20 in Puebla, 21 in Mexico City, 26 in Queretaro (new), 27 in San Luis Potosi and 28 in Monterrey. Only the 21st show is Distromania and it’s the big show of the tour.

SuperLuchas has launched a new podcast with a Super Crazy interview. They actually have an audio feed for the audio podcast, I’m so happy.

The Super Apuesta Podcast talks about El Faraon vs Pirata Morgan

Taya says she’s not concerned who she faces this weekend, because she always win.

ESPN Lucha Libre visits the lucha exhibit at the Metro Guerrero station. They’re thrilled that it’s been up for months with no vandalism.

Lineups

The Crash (SAT) 03/25/2017 Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Mirage & Oraculo vs Black Danger & Último Maldito
2) Máscarita Dorada vs Séptimo Dragón
3) Flip Gordon & Mr. 450 vs Arkángel Divino & Black Boy
4) Bestia 666, Extreme Tiger, Laredo Kid vs Dezmond Xavier, Famous B, Shane Strickland
5) Garza Jr. & Sami Callihan vs Black Taurus (Elite) & Bobby Lashley
6) Daga & Rey Mysterio 619 vs Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson

Full card for the show. They could’ve probably done well with just the main event, yet added a lot of people in the undercard. Sami Callihan debuts here, the 10th Lucha Underground wrestler not based in Mexico to choose this promotion over AAA.

Xavier is an flyer from Ohio who’s been a raising touring indie star the last couple years and is debuting in PWG in a couple days. (He’s a guy who’d fit in a theoretical LU Season 4.) Flip Gordon is lesser known guy working the east coast indies. Neither guy is going to sell tickets on the poster to this audience their first time out but should be help the matches be exciting.

Mr. 450 is just back from his knee injury this weekend in WWC and should start popping up in Mexico again. Arkangel & Maldito being in different matches is strange.

DJZ, Robbie E and Brooke had all been announced for this show, with only Bobby Lashley from Impact still on the show. I guess plans changed.

The Crash is teasing news later today. I have some theories, but I lean towards them just announcing the Mexico City card too.

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