CMLL Martes de Glamour: 2017-04-04 

Shockercito & Demus

Recapped: 04/09/2017


All matches aired live from Arena México, and are available on CMLL’s YouTube channel

Flyer & Sensei (2/3) Camorra & Espanto Jr. (13:13 [4:53, 3:30, 4:50], ok)

Eléctrico, Fantasy, Shockercito  (2/3) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito (11:25 [5:14, 2:42, 3:29], ok)

Virus (submission) Astral in a lightning match (6:10, ok)

Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther (1/3) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Sangre Azteca (13:58 [7:53, 2:31, 3:34], good)

Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys (2/3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Máximo Sexy, Rey Cometa (8:57 [3:04, 3:01, 2:52], ok)

Carístico, Marco Corleone, Valiente (1/3) La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush (7:25 [3:52, 3:33], ok)

What happened:

CMLL wackiness

Pierroth and Valiente feuded all match, with Pierroth fouling and Valiente at the end. Los Ingobernables attacked Tirantes when he called for the DQ, and Tirantes actually “accidentally” took down Pierroth.

The Panther challenged for a tag title shot following his brother submitting Negro Navarro for the win. Navarro & Terry thanked the crowd and Arena Mexico for giving them a chance to wrestle there, and accepted the challenge. The first fall had Blue Panther Jr. submitting Sangre Azteca, and Negro Navarro & Blue panther double pinning each other. They get stuck in a leg lock, and Pompin seems confused at who won the fail by the time he sorted it out.


Terry breaking arms

The Navarro/Terry match was good as something much different than a normal Tuesday match. The mat work, the mean shots to set thoes holds up (like Panther’s stomp on Negro Navarro’s heel before locking on a hold), it felt like a different fight than usual. Even Sangre Azteca, who was totally extraneous to the match, wasn’t trying to force in all his spots as usual and knew when to stay out of the way. The Panther showed more than Blue Jr., who mostly did a normal CMLL match, but they all made a good job of making Terry & Navarro look dangerous. The crowd took them, with enough people who knew who they were to get behind them. This was a successful match.

The minis match was a total Shockercito show, where he got in all the hot moves, got the real upset fall win, and took the pinfall. I don’t know that Shoerkcito was everyone’s pick for the next minis champion, but matches like this, where he’s spinning around Demus four times one on headscissors, make him look like the best guy. His two partners couldn’t have been more anonymous, Shockercito alone might have carried it to a good level. Fantasy’s only impact on the match was a bad looking double elimination spot with Pequeño Olímpico.

the main event finish

Astral’s win/loss record since going to the main roster hasn’t been great, but neither has his performance. He has a chance to show off what makes him special in this one, and really didn’t stand out all that much. If you like a guy who will flip off the apron to avoid a kick, he’s the one for you, but he’s a generic muscle bound flyer. The standards for being a flying guy are higher in the main division (and he was definitely the best guy at even as a mini), and Astral’s just not one of the better guys here. On the other hand, CMLL’s not really taken performance into account when it comes to who wins and losses in the past.

There’s nothing much to say about the other matches. The semimain got the crowd more than other two, but they were very generic CMLL matches.

Rebelion in Monterrey, Mariachis champs, Puebla preview, CMLL weekend lineups

photo by Black Terry Jr.

LyC The Crash (SUN) 04/09/2017 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Lo Mejor de Lucha, MedioTiempo (1-3), MedioTiempo (5-6)]
1) Babe Fox, Chocolata, Mini Hator b Faceman, La Bestia, Mini Difunto
2) Epydemius & Ninja Jr. b Psicótico & Titanik
4) Laredo Kid b Juventud Guerrera, Arez, Rico Rodríguez © [LyC CRUISER]
Laredo Kid is new champ
5) Zorro b X-Fly, El Divo
Zorro beat X-Fly & Divo. Ultimo Ninja was moved up.
5) Daga & Rey Fénix (US) b Sammy Guevara & Último Ninja
Ultimo Ninja replaced DJZ
6) Garza Jr., Penta El Zero M, Rey Mysterio Jr. b Bestia 666, Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario

This one sounds like it was more successful the The Crash show, with attendance guesses ranging from 90% to a total sell out. I haven’t heard much about the matches.

IWRG (SUN) 04/09/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Shadow Boy b Keiser Drago
2) Aramis & Black Dragón b Lunatik Xtreme & Skanda
3) Diablo Jr. I, El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible b Demasiado, Diva Salvaje, Nigma [EdM Trios]
Title change! Exoticos fall on first defense.
4) Cerebro Negro b Relámpago
Cerebro wants a middleweight title shot.
5) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo b Black Terry, Demonio Infernal, Hip Hop Man, Ovett
6) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Dr. Cerebro, Heddi Karaoui, Herodes Jr.
Fishman & Joaquin Roldan were remembered with a moment of applause before the main event. Pirata beat Herodes to set up challenges.

Hooray for the Mariachis. Hijo del Pirata is back and getting a top feud immediately.

The biggest match on today’s Puebla show is Espiritu Maligno & Policeman putting up their hair. They’ve been feuding for about a month, but it’s been pretty one sided. Policeman sent Maligno packing to the tecnico side, then beat him in every match until last week. Any outcome is possible when it comes to Puebla locals, but Policeman being so dominant until the end suggests Espiritu is going to win.

The rest of the show are ordinary stuff with some build to next week. The main event is a rematch, Rush, La Mascara and Atlantis taking on Volador, Maximo and Marco. They seemed to be setting up Atlantis versus one of the two Ingobernables last week, but we’ve seen more frequent changes of feuds in progress of late. Mistico, Titan and Valiente take on Cavernario, Negro Casas and Niebla Roja in semimian, and Dronge, Fuego, Stigma face Disturbio, Puma & Tiger in the third, two trios matches which could be good. Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. team against Fuerza Chicana & King Jaguar, and Asturiano & Zaeta Roja open against Joker & Rey Apocalipsis.

The show will air at 9pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

A news report on Joaquin Roldan’s wake.

LuchaWorld has this week’s Poster-Mania.

A YouTube star is accusing Coco Rojo and others acting as arena security of beating him up as a wrestling show. (It might have been at the The Crash show on Wednesday.) He posted a video about this, of course.

Picudo said Pagano is a copy of him. This comes off like Picudo would really like a match with Pagano.


CMLL (SAT) 04/15/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Robin & Sangre Imperial vs Artillero & Templario
2) Estrellita, La Jarochita, Marcela vs Dalys, La Metálica, Reyna Isis
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Johnny Idol, Rey Cometa vs Rey Bucanero, Sam Adonis, Vangellys
4) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Lee, Titán vs Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Pierroth

Like Yago, Templario was around last spring, came back for about a match in October, and then hasn’t been on CMLL shows for six months until resurfacing here. I feel like there’s a moderately good story we’re not getting, but it’s also CMLL so there could be no reason at all. Anyway, he’s a rudo now I guess.

CMLL (SUN) 04/16/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Avispón Negro Jr. & Micro vs Guerrero de la Muerte & Quca
2) Black Sugar & Capitán Cobra vs Destello & Destructor
3) Dark Fire & El Alteño vs Gran Kenut & Payaso Infernal
4) Nautilius & Star Black vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
5) Omar Brunetti, Sky Kid, Smaker vs Frezzer, Furia Roja, Mosco X Fly

Payaso Infenral & Dark Fire are back in from Sinaloa. X-Fly is back in from everywhere. They may be setting up something out of the semifinal.

CMLL (SUN) 04/16/2017 Arena México
1) Magia Blanca, Magnus, Star Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Inquisidor, Nitro
2) Blue Panther Jr., Fuego, Starman vs Forastero, Puma, Virus
3) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Felino, Pólvora
4) Dragón Lee © vs Cavernario [CMLL SL]
5th defense
5) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. vs Mephisto, Pierroth, Último Guerrero

Dragon Lee & Cavernario had that match on FantasticaMania and it was pretty good.

CMLL (THU) 04/20/2017 Arena Coliseo
1) Zoom Driver vs José Marquez
2) Canek Jr., Hijo del Solar, Ultramán Jr. vs Fishman Jr., Herodes Jr., Universo 2000 Jr.
3) Blue Panther & Solar I vs Black Terry & Negro Navarro
4) Ángel de Oro, Atlantis, Mano Negra vs Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000, Mr. Niebla
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero vs Canek, Rush, Villano IV

This is the ring Ringo Mendoza benefit show, with some unusual names working the show and two kickboxing matches (I have no idea why.) Villano IV working for AAA and working a main event of a CMLL endorsed show is very strange.

CMLL Puebla: 2017-04-03 

Los Ingobernable silliness

Recapped: 04/06/2017


All matches aired live from Arena Puebla, and can be seen on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

  • El Malayo & Joker (1/3) Arkalis & París (12:32 [4:21, 3:29, 4:42], ok)

  • Cancerbero & Raziel (1/3) Asturiano & Rey Samuray (13:11 [6:59, 3:23, 2:49], ok)

  • Espíritu Maligno, Fuego, Pegasso (1/2 DQ) Disturbio, Policeman, Sagrado (9:27 [3:20, 6:07], ok)

  • Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther (2/3) Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora (14:47 [4:51, 1:59, 7:57], good)

  • Diamante Azul (2/3) Pierroth (11:05 [1:12, 3:16, 6:37], below average)

  • Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush (1/3) Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. (9:53 [2:02, 2:43, 5:08], ok)

What happened:

Joker Driver

Los Ingobernables got made at Atlantis for trying to win the match in the first fall, then made sure he didn’t get the win in the third fall so they could cheat and win themselves three seconds later. Somehow, this set up a rematch next week, though the ultimate outcome is probably Atlantis vs Mascara or Rush. (Or a tag team match, but that’d be crazy.)

Diamante Azul caused the referee to get knocked down. Diamante Azul fouled Pierroth. Azul could’ve pinned Pierroth and got the pinfall win, but tossed his mask to Pierroth to draw the DQ instead. Diamante Azul may not be a smart guy.

Money was thrown in for the Panthers/Revolucionarios match.

this ended badly for Pequeno Joker

Policeman/Espiritu continued with Policman kicking Espíritu until he was finally disqualified. Espíritu squeezed out a small package to take the second fall and the win. They agreed to a hair match next week.

The lineups may have said “Joker” but the announcers are still calling him Pequeño Joker. Malayo & Joker had matching gear, warming up for the non-existent Puebla tag team tournament.


Revolucioanrios are the masters of the low dropkick

Main was a hybrid of the usual match to send everyone home happy with an angle to set up a feud (though not that one that’s actually happening next week), and really didn’t succeed greatly for either. Ingobernables have no reason to get along with Atlantis, but are apparently obsessed with getting credit for a win no one will remember next week. Least of all them. This was fine, I guess.

Pierroth/Azul wasn’t the worst match I’ve seen, but the double shouldebrlock was awful. There were some points in their favor, they tried when they got around to trying, but the main way they got to a ten minute was Pierroth doing a lot of stalling and low intensity brawling in the ring. Pierroth still is doing spots he sucks at; the Daniel Bryan kicks are so horrible that they’re hiding them on camera. He whiffed on a chop and the ones who hit didn’t seem any harder. The finish was garbage, only notable for CMLL not giving Pierroth post-mask loss wins. This was a dumb use of my time to watch and your time to read this paragraph.

one GIF to demonstrate which is the better Panther brother

Revolucionarios/Panthers was the match they’ve done before adapted to Puebla environment and maybe downscaled slightly. I still liked it, the heavy amount of convincing near falls plays well for me, but it also didn’t feel better than the previous streamed match. It’s still good, and nice to see Panther actually win one of his epics. We did learn The Panther not only has the best tope in the immediately family, but he’s also smart enough to not wear the generic singlet after it look bad the first time. His brother is not quite there.

The tercera had the problem of following a boring match that was rudo heavy by laziness with another match that was rudo heavy by storyline. I’m interesting in seeing if these guys can do anything in a singles apuesta match, but I wasn’t that interested in this one.


The second match is totally skippable. Rudos felt like they took 1.9 falls, then were not willing to go with the técnicos at all at the end of the second fall. The técnicos got two and half minutes to look good and then they were just put down. No one screwed up anything, but this was boring.

The opener didn’t light anyone’s world on fire. It was not that much better than a standard opener. It was notable for being an all rookie (or at least more recent addition) match, comparable to the all DF rookie match last match last Tuesday. This was the better match of the two, with no big gaffes and some more impressive matches. I was more optimistic the DF guys could turn into something, because there’s at least a chance there and not one here.