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
Carístico vs Cavernario, Mistico, La Máscara, Volador Jr., Mephisto, Máximo Sexy, Euforia, Valiente, Luciferno, Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Dragón Lee, Hechicero, Titán, Gran Guerreroin a CMLL’s Reyes del Aire Tournament match
CMLL on ClaroSports.com: 2017-04-07
Hijo del Fantasma vs Texano Jr., Johnny Mundofor the AAA World Heavyweight Championship and for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship and for the AAA Latin American Championship
AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-01
Aerostar vs Súper Flyfor the hair
AAA on Televisa: 2017-04-01
Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
CMLL YouTube: 2017-04-03
Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr., The Panther vs Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Sangre Azteca
CMLL (MON) 04/10/2017Arena Puebla [CMLL, Efekto, El Popular]
1) El Joker & Rey Apocalipsis b Asturiano & Zaeta Roja
2) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. b Fuerza Chicana & King Jaguar tecnicos took 1/3
3) Drone, Fuego, Stigma b Disturbio, Puma, Tiger
4) Espíritu Maligno b Policeman [hair] Espiritu took 2/3 to shave Policeman.
5) Mistico, Titán, Valiente b Cavernario, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja 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] 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.
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.
CMLL (MON) 04/17/2017Arena 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.
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.)
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 Cometain 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 Guerreroin 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
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, Imposiblefor 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.