CMLL Martes de Nuevo Valores: 2017-04-25 

Panther triple tope

Recapped: 04/30/2017


  1. Canelo Casas & Espanto Jr. beat Flyer & Magnus (9:53 [5:15, 1:59, 2:39], 1/3, ok)
  2. Arkángel de la Muerte, Metálico, Sangre Azteca beat Oro Jr., Starman, Stigma (18:07 [8:46, 3:53, 5:28], 1/3, ok)
  3. The Panther beat Sagrado in a lightning match (9:32, springboard dropkick, good)
  4. Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys beat Drone, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. (15:34 [5:39, 4:14, 5:41], 2/3, ok)
  5. Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Johnny Idol beat Gran Guerrero, Luciferno, Mephisto (8:26 [2:55, 2:37, 2:54], 1/3 ok)
  6. Dragón Lee, Mistico, Valiente beat Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero (10:52 [2:48, 2:45, 5:19], 1/3, ok)

What Happened:

Metalico’s dance numbers are more exciting than his matches

Niebla Roja continues to not get along with his partners, wanting to fight the técnicos fairly instead and by himself. Niebla Roja blamed his partners for the loss and demanded a singles match with Dragon Lee for next week. Dragon Lee accepted, though he tried to make it a mask vs mask one. Roja did not agree.

The semimain didn’t really get going to any great level, and finished iffy because they were down a man. Johnny Idol not being totally sure he won the first fall until Blue Panther gave him some approval was definitely the highlight.


watch where you’re rolling

It’s good we’re finally getting the Dragon Lee/Niebla Roja match on a stream, and it’s not like this turn is taking much longer than normal, but it still makes these matches kind of useless in the meantime. The Guerrero seem to be far more successful while breaking up than any other team in history. There were some good moments but the angle stopped the match from really going anywhere.

Angel de Oro seems to hurt his back by sometime in the middle fall. He’s grabbing when he ought not to be selling it, and goes thru some lengths not to fall on it when Gran Guerrero decides to give him a chokeslam. Replays suggest he threw it out trying to give Luciferno a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. The match stops before the third fall as he’s carefully loaded into the stretcher and taken away. The match finishes 2 on 3 with a messy third fall.

Johnny Idol, briefly confused winner

Everyone seemed fired up to for a big match in the first fall of TGR/tecnicos fourth match. That was done by the second fall and they were easily on cruise control. The big with the rudos catching all the técnicos and throwing them into the crowd was nice but maybe should’ve been saved for a match where they were trying more of the way.

The lightning match was an entertaining match to me that didn’t seem to entertain the crowd as much – they couldn’t have been any quieter for most of this match. Panther is trying to get the crowd going more often (and borrowing some of his father’s tricks) and it still didn’t seem to do much for the Tuesday crowd. Both guys brought out their bigger moves and worked all the way to the time limit, only slowing down a bit at near the end, but it would’ve been funnier in front of a crowd that cared.

he dove into the front row, sorta

Starman was pinned inches away from the técnico corner in the second match, and Oro & Stigma seemed to have no interest in extended the match. I applaud them for this decision. Like many an Arkangel match, this felt like it went on and on and I’d yet only three minutes had passed. The botched monkey flip/sunset flip bit was hilariously terrible. They tried, Stigma did a tope into an armdrag even in a second match, but it just wasn’t all that interesting. Maybe Edgar didn’t try as much – Metálico appeared to be the captain in the second fall, and Arkangel suddenly was in the third fall.

Canelo Casas being smart enough to trip up Flyer for trying a top rope move in the rudo corner was a smart Canelo Casas moment. And the dropkick at the end was a well timed finished. This what passes for a good Canelo Casas match.


Navarros defeat Cerebros, UG/Caristico tonight

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 04/30/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, Black Terry Jr. (Flickr)]
1) Shadow Boy b Power Bull
2) Kanon & Shadow Boy b Adrenalina & Lunatic Extreme
Shadow Boy (working twice) & Kanon replaced Alas de Acero & Fly Star
3) Aramis b Atomic Star
4) Black Dragón, Hijo del Alebrije, Saruman DQ Demonio Infernal, Hip Hop Man, Vórtize
Hip Hop Man fouled Black Dragon
5) Dragón Fly b Eterno
Hip Hop Man, who still wants the Argenita title back from Dragon Fly, tried helping Eterno. It didn’t work, but Hip Hop Man and a returning Pibe Alfajor attacked Dragon Fly after the match.
6) Hijo del Alebrije, Pantera I, Solar I b Heddi Karaoui, Oficial 911, Oficial Fierro
Hijo del Alebrije replaced Emperador Azteca
7) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II © DQ Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Navarros took 1/3. Cerebro faked a foul in the second, Navarro did in the third. fifth defense

This show may turn up later tonight on AYM.

Ultimo Guerrero and Caristico meet once tonight in Puebla. It’s one of the more predictable singles matches CMLL can roll out: Ultimo Guerrero doesn’t lose much, Caristico seems to never win the big match in CMLL now, and both guys are focused on making sure the fans get to see all their regular spots every time. It makes for a safely good match but one that doesn’t seem likely to reach a high ceiling. The two faced in singles match many times in Mistico’s first run, but this is actually the first time they’ve had singles title match.

It’s grab bag tag matches the rest of the way. Maximo & Mistico team with Negro Casas against Ephesto, Mephisto and Volador in a relevos increibles match with no obvious purpose. Atlantis, Stuka and Valiente face La Mascara, Mr. Niebla and Pierroth in a match which won’t be much. Guerrero Maya, Rey Cometa and Rey Samuray take on Misterioso, Policeman and Sangre Azteca. Arkalis, Black Tiger, and Principe Diamante face Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Toro Bill Jr. in another match that doesn’t seem all that promising. The Centella Roja family face Fuerza Chicana & Guerrero Espacial in the opener.

The show starts at 9pm on CMLL’s YouTube, though you may want to skip to at least the second hour if you’re not crazy enough to watch everything.

Lucha Underground starts tonight on Tele5 Germany, an over the air station. The show had already been airing on the local version of TNT. Wikipedia says the TNT station has 0.1% audience share, and Tele5 has 0.9% audience share – so it’s either a 9x increase or still a station off the radar. Either way, these kind of deals can open revenue sources for LU if they’re successful.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update and this week’s Poster-Mania.

A Santo mural was unveiled in Aguacalientes.

RCH on 06/02 in Arena Naucalpan


IWRG (WED) 05/03/2017 Arena Naucalpan
1) Kesier Dragón vs Fly Tiger
2) Vardeus & Voltar vs Atomic Star & Lunatic Xtreme
3) Shaolin vs Shadow Boy
4) Máquina Infernal & Tackle vs Acero & Kanon
5) Climax Jr. vs Aramis
6) Dragón Fly, Freelance, Veneno vs Heddi Karaoui, Trauma I, Trauma II
7) Kortiz, Villano III Jr., Villano IV vs Black Terry, Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr.

Follow up from last week, with the Villanos in the main event and other students in lesser matches. Main event looks like it’ll set up a tag title match on 05/10.

The Crash (TUE) 05/30/2017 Arena Querétaro
1) Agnelus Fly, Ángel Rebelde, Destello vs Crazy Latino, Hades, Lobo Lafayette
2) X-Fly vs Ursus, Atómico, Dragón De Oriente II, X-Danzz [QRO HEAVY]
X-Danzz (Dance Boy) may be champion.
3) Chik Tormenta, Gremlin, Speed Demon vs Kastigador, Keira, Vengador
4) Flamita vs Rey Horus vs Séptimo Dragón
5) Garza Jr., Jack Evans, Willie Mack vs Black Taurus (Elite), Laredo Kid, Súper Crazy
6) Daga, Penta Zero M, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Nicho el Millionario

Crash continues to tour outside of Tijuana (& Mexico City). They did well with Rey headlining in Aguascalientes and this is not a big arena to fill.

CMLL Domingo Familiares: 2017-04-30 

Microman with a big win

Recapped: 04/30/2017

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


  • Leono & Príncipe Diamante beat Cholo & Espíritu Negro (12:42 [5:01, 4:29, 3:12], 1/3, ok)
  • Pegasso & Starman beat Hijo del Signo & Metálico (11:25 [5:12, 3:08, 3:05], 2/3, ok)
  • Hechicero, Misterioso Jr., Virus beat Drone, Esfinge, Fuego(15:36 [7:13, 2:47, 5:36], 1/3, good)
  • El Gallito & Microman  defeated El Perico Zakarías & Mije (13:00, great)
  • Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas beat Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Volador Jr. (8:14 [2:23, 1:31, 4:20], 2/3, ok)
  • Carístico, Dragón Lee, Mistico beat Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero (9:13 [3:14, 2:25, 3:34], 2/3 DQ, good)

What happened: 

Gallito taking moderate sized risks

The Micro Estrellas/mascots had their first match, with the one fall match featuring a lot more wrestling and less comedy than expected. The tecnicos won cleanly and lots of money was thrown in.

Euforia unmasked Caristico to end the show. Niebla Roja still wanted to be friends with the tecnicos, but worked more with his teammates than on Tuesday (which may have been a one day Kid’s Day reprieve.)


Hechicero crushed

This show was really just about the mascot match. It was an crowd (both in the building and on the internets) that really wanted to see the match and would’ve been appreciative of a basic match, and got much more. There was comedy, there was surprising athleticism, and there was comedic athletic spots. (Gallito going up all the way to the third step for a stage dive was impressive and funny.) They said these guys were training with Ultimo Guerrero and maybe he needs to train everyone, Mircoman looked better than most of the guys wrestling in the opening match. These guys had the advantage of obviously having worked out a match ahead of time and rehearsing it, plus a crowd that was going to be forgiving if they didn’t hit everything not quite right, but they also had the not so small disadvantage of being tiny, and they overcame it to have something really entertaining. Everyone should be thrilled how this one went.

There wasn’t much worth paying all that attention to on the rest of the show. The last three trios matches were very much good match formulas, with there just being a little bit less to than semimain for me, but other people might fairly rank them in a different order. They really just needed to do the usual matches to get over with the crowd, with only the tercera feeling like they may have gone a little extra. Putting the Niebla Roja angle aside for the night was the smart move for the main event, giving it a better flow for the night. Peste Negra winning their match was odd, but they can get away with it with that rudo team. Hechicero looked a lot better than in his Angel de Oro match and is back to landing the springboard.

The opening two matches were forgettable. Espíritu Maligno hasn’t made TV in eight months, but still can do his old man senton con giro. Principe Diamante wearing a Captain American design when the other mini to come up to the main roster is also doing the same design is not smart. The crowd was reacting strongly even to that opener, which is may why the second match seemed to play a lot to the crowd and not to the pace of the match.

double tope con giro