Navarro defeats ZSJ in Chairo10, La Mascara & Soberano win in CMLL

photo by Black Terry

CMLL (FRI) 04/28/2017 Arena México [CMLL, Culticon, ESTO, thecubsfan, Wrestling With Words]
1) Eléctrico & Fantasy b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico
15:05. Tecnicos took 2/3
2) Estrellita, Metálica, Sanely b Dalys, Marcela, Zeuxis [Relevos Increíbles]
9:33. Team Estrellita took the match in straight falls, the last when the Dalys/Marcela/Zeuxis team fell apart. Dalys & Zeuxis attacked Marcela after the match.
3) Soberano Jr. b Sansón [Copa Junior Nuevo Valores, final]
18:33. Tecnicos took 1/3. Soberano won the tournament.
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente b Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper
13:24. Tecnicos took 2/3. Before the match, Brazo de Oro was honored with a moment of applause.
5) Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico b Cavernario, Mephisto, Negro Casas
12:18. Tecnicos took 2/3.
6) La Máscara b Volador Jr.
13:41. Mascara took falls 2/3, the last with a campana, and held up a banner honoring his father after the match.

This wasn’t the best CMLL show but it was a memorable one. La Mascara is super professional for wrestling in the main event and making it his way thru it fine. The Copa Junior did what it was intended to do.

In a post show interview, La Mascara said he’s considering taking his father’s name in some fashion as a homage.

Lucha Memes MDA (FRI) 04/28/2017 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), R de Rudo]
1) Alas de Acero, Aramis, Iron Kid b Baby Star, Dragón Fly, Galactar Facebook video (posted by )
2) Titán (CMLL) b Rey Horuz Facebook video (posted by )
3) Negro Navarro b Zack Sabre Jr. Facebook video (posted by )
4) Black Terry DQ Rush Facebook video (posted by )
Rush was DQed for using a martiente
5) LA Park b Súper Mega

MDA was the one who uploaded most of the matches; as ever, I’m caught between being happy we get to see the matches complete at all and confused why they don’t do it a way they can profit and expand off it if they’re going to do it at all. I haven’t seen it yet. Opinions seem to greatly differ on the Navarro/ZSJ match – either just OK or one of the best matches of the year. Attendance seemed down, more so in the expensive seats. Might have been the day change or all the other shows going on for Kid’s Day.

+Lucha has put up the Negro Navarro & Black Terry vs Virus & Hechicero match from the last Lucha Memes show.

AAA tapes tonight in Tlaxcala. The listed main event is Kevin Kross vs Psycho Clown vs Hijo del Fantasma, but it’ll probably change. The show is listed as an 8:30 CT start time, so expect it to turn up around 9:15.

CMLL’s Coliseo show tonight has Diamante Azul, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr. against Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero and Volador in the main event. While there’s not many big indie shows the rest of the weekend, it’s still the biggest weekend of the year in terms of small and local indie shows celebrating tomorrow’s Kid’s Day holiday.

LuchaWorld has a really good bio of Brazo de Oro.

Texano, currently out of action on AAA TV, teamed with La Parka to beat Chessman and Averno in Arena Neza. This show didn’t seem to draw as well as some of their recent ones in the arena.

La Parka and Joaquin Roldan will be honored by the Toluca Hall of Fame on May 11th.

Zeuxis talks about her favorite video games, including the one that inspired her mask.

AAA’s put up the open for this week’s TV show.

RobViper has a music video of 09/23/16 ELITE


CMLL (FRI) 05/05/2017 Arena México
1) Oro Jr. & Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Espíritu Negro
2) Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
3) Ángel de Oro vs Ripper [lightning]
4) Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Bobby Villa, Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora
5) Dragón Lee, Stuka Jr., Titán vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Carístico, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone vs La Máscara, Pierroth, Rush

This doesn’t look promising. Main event is more Ingbornables versus Diamante Azul. Semimain is Niebla Roja having problems with his partners – this might actually be the the turn, it’s the right time. Fourth match looks like the best on the show.

Women’s match is back to normal, and maybe we’ll find out if they’re doing Marcela versus Dalys or Marcela & Sugehit vs Dalys & Zeuxis any time soon. Espiritu Negro being listed in the opener is unlikely, even less likely he’ll be there.

CMLL on 2017-04-28 

La Mascara

Recapped: 04/28/2017

All matches aired live on ClaroSports and are archived on my channel.


Eléctrico & Fantasy beat Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Olímpico (15:05 [6:09, 4:38, 4:18], 2/3, ok)

Estrellita, Metálica, Sanely beat Dalys, Marcela, Zeuxis in a relevos increíbles match (9:33 [5:45, 3:48], 1/2, ok)

Soberano Jr. defeated Sansón to win the Copa Junior Nuevo Valores (18:33 [3:48, 0:55, 13:50], 1/3, great)

  1. Soberano guillotine moonsault 3:48
  2. Sansón springboard guillotine knee drop 0:55
  3. Soberano sit down piledriver 13:50

Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Valiente beat Hechicero, Kráneo, Ripper (13:24 [5:36, 2:07, 5:41], 2/3, ok)

Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico beat Cavernario, Mephisto, Negro Casas (12:18 [2:58, 2:15, 7:05], 2/3, good)

La Máscara beat Volador Jr. (13:41 [1:20, 1:44, 10:37], 2/3, good)

  1. Volador backcracker 1:20
  2. Mascara double knee smash 1:44
  3. Mascara campana 10:37

What happened: 


La Mascara wrestled the main event and won, defeating Volador cleanly with la campana, in a match taking place only hours after his father Brazo de Oro passed away. The promotion remembered Brazo de Oro with a moment of applause before the match. La Mascara tearfully held up a banner to honor his father to end the show.

Soberano Jr. defeated Sansón to win the Copa Junior Nuevo Valores 2017.

Marcela, Dalys & Zeuxis fell apart in the second fall of their match, with friendly fire incidents leading to Dalys & Zeuxis attacking their tecnica partner. No challenges were made after, so it’s unclear if this starts another cycle of Dalys/Marcela or if it’s a tag feud (with Sugehit?)


pretty sure Sanson teleported

The main event is hard to evaluate as a match itself. It wasn’t really the emotional match or La Mascara one night técnico performance you might have expected of the situation, but something not that far off from what they might have done had there nothing else gone on. La Mascara did vow to be not an Ingobernable but a Mosquetero de Diablo tonight, and did his best to live up to it. He still wore the breakaway pants, but fought tougher and more serious than usual, especially when he attacked Volador hard from the start. It kind of turned into a usual Volador as it went on. Mascara still did more than he usually does in these matches, which might have happened anyway because it was a Friday main event, but felt like a bit part of the moment. The match felt professional, but it also felt understandable like their hearts were totally into it – they did the match because that’s what Brazo de Plata would’ve wanted, but their minds weren’t in it. They made the right call to have La Mascara win and win clean, and made the best of a tough day.

this worked well

Soberano & Sansón felt appropriate as the end of a young stars tournament. There were moments which didn’t go smoothly and maybe some ideas that could’ve been thought out better, but the potential of these guys was obvious and they wowed the fans with their athletic activities. After the usual sped thru falls, they went back and forth for a long time in the final fall. Soberano’s big moves looked bigger, but Sansón did well to be there right with him to catch and to get in his own offense. This feels like a match we’ll see again, and another achievement in a big 2017 for Soberano.

The rest of the show didn’t have a lot to it. I thought the semimain was good, but only barely so with some rough moments and the spark missing from similar matches. Dragon Lee and Negro Casas’ extended fight atop the turnbuckle to set up the finish was the most fun part of the match. The crowd liked the fourth match, a comedy heavy trios which smartly brought the crowd back up from the Brazo de Oro tribute, more than the one with all the flyers in it. It didn’t do as much for me, but it definitely achieved it’s purpose. The women’s match was just a strange setup to restart the one main world feud which never seems to end. I’d say the setup hurt the match, but those matches are just about the same whoever is on which side. The opener was the usual minis opener deal.