great match roundup, week of 2017-04-01

Valiente special

I watched everything that aired this week! Not much stuff aired this week.

I’m way behind on doing indie stuff but now it’s baseball season and have all that important baseball to watch. We’ll see.

I’ve been thinking about why there’s less local indie shows on TV than even a few years ago; I used to be able to find random shows from San Luis Potosi and knew other shows existed, even if I couldn’t find a stream. I’m not sure I have a great answer; even if TV doesn’t want to air it, it’s pretty easy to bypass it and put the shows on YouTube yourself, but there’s no many indies who do that. Maybe more indies just feel there stuff is not interesting outside of happening live (and never really did, but were helped a little bit by money from the networks.) I’m not sure if we’d be getting these CMLL streams if CMLL wasn’t also taping these for TV shows; that’s the reason we don’t normally get the Sunday shows.

matches I liked

rating matches TV Show taped
great Carístico vs Cavernario, Mistico, La Máscara, Volador Jr., Mephisto, Máximo Sexy, Euforia, Valiente, Luciferno, Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Dragón Lee, Hechicero, Titán, Gran Guerrero in a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match2017-04-07 CMLL Viernes (Reyes del Aire 2017) (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-07 2017-04-07
good Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr., Johnny Mundo for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship and for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship and for the AAA Latin American Championship Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr. vs Johnny Mundo in a triple title match (posted by thecubsfan) Johnny Mundo vs Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr. 3 Way Campeonatos (posted by Luchamania Monterrey) AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-01 2017-03-19
good Aerostar vs Súper Fly for the hair Aerostar vs Súper Fly, mask vs hair (posted by thecubsfan) Mascara vs Cabellera: Aerostar vs Super Fly - AAA 19 Marzo 2017 (posted by Luchamania Monterrey) AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-01 2017-03-19
good Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 3 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-03 2017-04-03
good Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Sangre Azteca LUCHA LIBRE MARTES DE NUEVOS VALORES EN LA ARENA MEXICO 4 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL) CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-04 2017-04-04
good Sam Adonis vs Rey Cometa in a lightning match 2017-04-07 CMLL Viernes (Reyes del Aire 2017) (posted by thecubsfan) CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-07 2017-04-07

other things watched
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Navarro & Terry defend their tag titles in Arena Mexico tonight, Espiritu defeats Policeman

Espiritu wins

CMLL (MON) 04/10/2017 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Efekto, El Popular]
1) El Joker & Rey Apocalipsis b Asturiano & Zaeta Roja LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
2) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana & King Jaguar LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3
3) Drone, Fuego, Stigma b Disturbio, Puma, Tiger LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
4) Espíritu Maligno b Policeman [hair] LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Espiritu took 2/3 to shave Policeman.
5) Mistico, Titán, Valiente b Cavernario, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 1/3, Mistico & Casas trading falls. Niebla Roja had no problems with his partners.
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Rush DQ Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles] LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 10 DE ABRIL DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Rematch from last week. Team Volador snuck in the ring and attacked the opposition, leading to the first fall win. Atlantis won the second, then Rush fouled Atlantis which somehow gave his team the DQ win. Atlantis & Rush agreed to a singles match (Atlantis challenged Rush to a match, and Rush & Mascara beat up Atlantis all over again.)

The apuesta match if not exactly greatly worked. (Policeman gave Espiritu Maligno took a powerbomb on the floor, then Espiritu just got in all the offense leading to the win.) Attendance seemed way up for the show. Main event really wasn’t much and probably shouldn’t have been the main event.

Atlantis is going to be main eventing with a single match on Friday, main event with a singles match on Monday, and also main eventing an iPPV in California on a Saturday and headlining a show in Oaxaca on Sunday. CMLL would’ve been better spreading out the singles matches a bit better.

Tonight’s CMLL show has Black Terry & Negro Navarro defending the Arena Coliseo tag team championship in Arena Mexico against Blue Panther & The Panther. Terry & Navarro wrestled their style of match instead of something looking more like a CMLL match, and it’ll be a very different title match than we’re used to seeing on CMLL streams if it plays out the same way tonight. I think there’s probably more run for Terry & Navarro as champ (and no real reason for CMLL to have more belts), and a title change is unlikely. Blue Panther’s good at making it dramatic either way.

The rest of the CMLL card is normal, with decent to good stuff up top and two matches few will get anything out to start. The openers are Bengala & Flyer versus Akuma & Metalico, and the short trio of Astral & Principe Diamante & Stigma against Disturbio, Raziel and Sangre Azteca. The rudos are incredible favorites in that second match. Princesa Sugehit and Zeuxis continue their feud in a lightning match and the Revolucionarios face Fuego, Maya & Titan, both of which should be entertaining if repeated matches. Maximo, Valiente & Volador Jr. take on Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, and Terrible in the main event.

The show will air 7:30 pm, on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Guadalajara has Dragon Lee versus Negro Casas and Pachuca has Aeroboy vs Penta El Zero M, both of matches which probably should be sold somewhere but probably won’t be.

Blue Panther says there’s no idols in CMLL, no singular stars that draw people in and that now it takes a lot of names to get people to come. He may not be wrong, but I don’t think people were coming to see Rene Guajardo alone, but Rene Guajardo and who he was wrestling. Those cards were loaded with names.

CMLL’s lineups list Sam Adonis in Ephesto’s place on Friday’s tercera. Ephesto must still not be cleared to return.

Mr. Aguila paid tribute to Fishman with his face paint design.

Black Kato & Hades defeated Comandante R2 & Cosaco Loco for their masks in Puebla.

FULL says they’ll announce a replacement for Drew Galloway (who’s back in WWE) on their May shows sometime next week. It’s said to be a former WWE champion. Carlito and Alberto teased a match on The Crash show, so Carlito would be the most likely answer.

Mesias is wrestling in GALLI on Sunday April 23rd. That’s the night after Mil Muertes is wrestling in AAW, so they must be splitting his weekend.

ChilangaMask posted their full card for 05/07 in Berwyn (which is spelled wrong on the poster.)

RIOT announced their next show is May 20th.

Ray Gonzalez will represent WWC at the 08/20 combination tryout with AAA in New York.

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 04/17/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Arkalis & Vega vs El Perverso & Rey Apocalipsis
2) Astro, Eléctrico, Último Dragóncito vs Joker, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
3) Drone, Espíritu Maligno, Stigma vs Disturbio, Olímpico, Policeman
4) Johnny Idol, Máximo Sexy, Titán vs Kráneo, Ripper, Sam Adonis
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico vs La Máscara, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
6) Rush vs Atlantis

Carsitico, Dragon Lee and Mistico teaming here is a replay of Friady’s match. Johnny Idol’s been around but not on streamins much, only having one appearance last month.  Espiritu & Policeman have the week after rematch.

new lucha videos for the weekend of April 7th, 2017

triple…dive?

Streaming the geoblocked Claro show to my YouTube channel worked fine and didn’t seem to have any problems. I used OBS Studio to do it, which took about 40 minutes of figuring out before it happened. If the show is mistakenly geoblocked again and I’m around, I’ll do that again. (If it’s on Claro for everyone, I’d rather people watch it there.)

YouTube playlist

04/08 & 04/09 WWC

CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-07
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-07 @ Arena México
1) Acero & Aéreo vs Mercurio & Pequeño Nitro
2) Princesa Sugehit, Silueta, Skadi vs Dalys, Metálica, Reyna Isis
3) Sam Adonis vs Rey Cometa in a lightning match
4) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
5) Carístico vs Cavernario, Mistico, La Máscara, Volador Jr., Mephisto, Máximo Sexy, Euforia, Valiente, Luciferno, Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Dragón Lee, Hechicero, Titán, Gran Guerrero in a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match

AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-08
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-03-31 @ Arena Neza
1) Niño Hamburguesa vs Súper Fly
2) Bengala, Dinastía, Joe Lider, Lady Shani vs Dalton Bragg, Dave The Clown, La Hiedra, Mini Abismo Negro
3) Argenis & Hijo del Fantasma vs Averno & Chessman

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2017-04-08
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-03-27 @ Arena Puebla
1) Fuego, Pegasso, Soberano Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Skándalo, Toro Bill Jr.
2) Princesa Sugehit © vs Zeuxis for the Mexican National Women’s Championship
3) Marco Corleone, Matt Taven, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero

IWRG Zona XXI: 2017-04-10
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-09 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Demasiado, Diva Salvaje, Nigma vs Diablo Jr. I, El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible for the Mexico State Tag Team Championship
2) Relámpago vs Cerebro Negro
3) Leo, Mike, Rafy, Teelo vs Black Terry, Demonio Infernal, Hip Hop Man, Ovett
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Dr. Cerebro, Heddi Karaoui, Herodes Jr.