CMLL (TUE) 04/25/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, Martes de Glamour]
1) Joker & Sádico b Sky Kid & Smaker
Sky Kid was hurt on the finihs.
2) Mercurio, Pierrothito, Relámpago Azul b Acero, Cosmos, Último Dragóncito
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, The Panther b Forastero, Puma, Tiger
4) Carístico, Marco Corleone, Máximo Sexy b La Máscara, Pierroth, Sam Adonis
tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Rush b Diamante Azul
Rush snuck in a foul on Diamante Azul
Usual show in Guadalajara. It’d be nice if the third match (first TV match) slipped thru this week, but it’s unlikely.
SuperLuchas has a very good obit for Brazo de Oro. Brazo de Oro probably will be honored at wrestling shows many times this very busy weekend.
Volador Jr. versus La Mascara was scheduled to be tonight’s Arena Mexico main event. It’s not been announced if La Mascara will still wrestle following his father’s death, but it’s probable he will not wrestle. Traditionally, Mexican families spent the day with the body of the deceased, but whatever La Mascara decides is the correct decision. The fans would be understanding with any substitution and any of the three rudos in the semimain could be elevated to the main event. It’s going to be an emotional night whatever happens in the main event; Brazo de Oro was a fixture and still active around Arena Mexico and many people wrestling or otherwise part of the show knew him well.
As it stands, the semimain will be Mephsito, Negro Casas and Barbaro Cavernario taking on Caristico, Dragon Lee and Mistico, which could be an exceptional match. Valiente, Marco Corleone and Diamante Azul take on Ripper, Hechicero and Kraneo in the fourth match.
The Copa Junior comes a conclusion tonight with a the son of Euforia, Soberano Jr., taking on the son of Cien Caras, Sanson. Soberano seems headed to a big match with Misterioso sometime in the next few months and could use a win her to put him more in the spotlight before that oppurtinty. On the other hand, CMLL’s been behind the Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas since they’ve debuted, and for good reason, so Sanson can’t be ruled out from pulling an upset.
The second match is an unusual relevos incredibles match. CMLL running a relevos incredible match itself isn’t new, we’ve seen about what seems likes hundreds with Los Ingobernables the last few years. It’s not done as much in the women’s division, because hardly anything is done in the women’s division. The teams are Zeuxis, Dalys & Marcela against Metalica, Estrellita and Sanely. These lead to either to someone changing side, or a makeshift team having some issue leading to a match. There’s been no hint of someone switching teams yet. Marcela and Dalys could have problems to lead to another match, but this seems like an extra effort to do a match they’d run with no setup anyway. It’s possible also a stipulation just to do a stipulation.
The opener is Electrico & Fantasy versus Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Nitro. The match was listed that way on the poster, but the show preview CMLL sent out to it’s media partners had Demus instead of Nitro. It’s fixed on CMLL’s site; I suspect Demus was originally in the match before he quit, and someone neglected to make the change after he left.
Lucha Memes also has a rare Friday night show, Chairo 10 at Arena Naucalpan. There’s a good sounding opening trios, but it’s really built around four matches that each could’ve main evented any indie show. CMLL’s Titan faces Rey Horuz/Dragon Azteca. Rush fights Black Terry. LA Park creates some sort of havoc with Super Mega. And, in the match that’s gotten the most attention, Zack Sabre Jr. makes his Mexico debut by facing Negro Navarro. The previous Chairo cards have been more along the lines of 7-9 matches with some singles and some tags; it’ll be an worth watching to see if the different style or day changes how the show does.
Sabre/Navarro reads like a great exchange of holds match on paper. My concern about the match is the quality of Navarro’s matches vary with how highly he thinks of his opponents – if he doesn’t think or know much of his opponent, it may be quick and one sided. Navarro sounded interested in wrestling if not totally familiar with him on +Lucha’s podcast, and hopefully we’ll get the match everyone wants to see here. Navarro mentioned a hope to use this match to get more international bookings, and a good performance here could help with that.
Lucha Memes announced Negro Navarro & Black Terry vs Hechicero & Virus from the last Lucha Memes show will be uploaded to +LuchaTV’s channel. (It’s possible this may be delayed due to Brazo de Oro’s death.) It’s great we’re getting to see that match. It’s disappointing we’re still getting piece meal bits and pieces of shows instead of the full thing. I don’t want to preach about this today, my message doesn’t seem to be getting thru. Tonight’s show should be a good event and I hope it does well.
There’s also an AAA show tonight in Neza – it’s the one with the cool Lego inspired poster – and a special Kid’s show with no advertised matches in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. Today kicks off one of the busiest lucha weekends of the year. The big promotions are running shows, but it’s more about lots of local and small shows aimed at kid’s, many of which inevitable take place at non-traditional locations.
Rey Mysterio was on Jim Ross’ podcast. Pretty much unprompted, just in general discussion about how management should treat wrestlers, Rey brought up and criticized a promotion that was sending wrestlers on fifteen plus hour bus trips to shows. Rey never mentioned AAA by name, but was clearly talking about them. Rey wouldn’t have been asked to go on those bus trips during his return to AAA, but was speaking on behalf of people who probably could not safely say those things. AAA has the roughest travel schedule of any major promotion as far as I know, with no set touring scheduled and people sometimes send from one corner of the country to another, or just stopping back in Mexico City in between. (Christina Von Eerie had a great explanation of what it’s like to work an AAA schedule on a recent edition of Colt Cabana’s podcast.) I know it was reported that AAA recently said they were going to end that practice and start flying people out if it was more than a certain amount of hours, though I’m not sure if they have. Mysterio sounded very down on AAA, which fits him with him being part of the Rebelion. He and Dorain Roldan were doing group interviews last week at C2E2 about Lucha Underground; everyone at LU events is really good at keeping whatever tension there is out of sight for those outings.
Aeroboy will debut in AAW on May 6th. He’s on the ChilangaMask show the next day, so he’s picking up an extra high profile match while in the area.
RIOT on 05/20 in Arena Femenil Monterrey
- Chik Tormenta vs Christi Jaynes
- UnMexicans (Kaientai & Lord Byron) & Dowki versus Los Mimos de Siempre (Kamikaze, Kratoz, Erik Ortiz)
- Flamita vs Ultimo Ninja
- Fly Warrior vs Dralion – new
The ribbon cutting was held yesterday for a lucha libre museum in Tijuana. The official opening is Saturday.
LuchaWorld has the latest Lucha Report.
Segunda Caida reviews the Panthers vs Negro Navarro & Black Terry.
HUMO (SAT) 06/03/2017 Salón Citlalli, Ecatepec, Estado de México
1) Diva Salvaje & Rey Gato vs Novasonic & Piel Roja
2) Sagrado vs Demasiado
3) Paloma Rouse & Zafiro (Chihuahua) vs Mystique & Reina Dorada
4) Skadi vs Tsunami
5) Felina Metálica vs Ludark Shaitan
6) Dalys, La Comandante, Marcela vs Cinthia Moreno, Esther Moreno, Rossy Moreno
The women’s focused HUMO promotion returns on June 3rd with the Moreno sisters against CMLL lucahdoras.
LLP (SUN) 06/04/2017 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Canario, Novasonic, Prehispanic vs Imperio, King, Quetzal
2) Fly Star & Toxin vs Lunatik Fly & Lunatik Xtrem and Kaiser & Osiris
3) ?, Johnny Idol, Pantera vs Apolo Estrada, Rey Gato, Sam Adonis
4) Aero Boy vs Alan Extreme vs Dinamic Black
5) Dr. Cerebro & Hanaoka vs Dick Togo & Douki
Dick Togo was around Mexico for a few weeks in 2012. It’s unclear if he’s hanging out with the Japones del Mal for one match or more. Semimain could be very good.