The Crash: 2017-02-25 

everyone down

Recapped: 05/03/2017

Just a little bit behind. This is back when VideosLuchas 3000 appeared to be the official video crew for the show, since they were watermarking all their video with Crash logos heavily. All matches were taped in Auditroio de Tijuana on February 25.


Flamita turns around matches quick

Flamita © defeated Séptimo Dragón to keep the The Crash Cruiserweight championship (16:39, phoenix splash, great, via videoslucha3000)

Black Danger, Tiago, Último Maldito beat Arkángel Divino, Black Boy, Oraculo (9:58, Black Danger & Tiago fouled Black Boy & Oraculo, ok, via videoslucha3000)

Bestia 666, Juventud Guerrera, Laredo Kid beat Máscarita Dorada, Willie Mack, Zumbi  (14:22 including a 1:22 dance break, Juventud brainbuster Máscarita Dorada, ok, via videoslucha3000)

Daga & Rey Fénix beat Rey Horuz & Ricochet  (12:48, Fenix springboard double stomp to the face Ricochet, great, via videoslucha3000)

Blue Demon Jr., Garza Jr., Zorro vs Brian Cage, Eli Drake, Jeff Jarrett
(11:50, DQ for Jarrett hitting Demon with a guitar, below average, via

Masada (Texas) & Nicho el Millionario defeated Aeroboy & Violento Jack  in a no canvas death match in a cage
(14:20, win via escape, ok, via  

  1. Masada escaped 10:01

  2. Violento Jack escaped 12:18

  3. Nicho escaped 14:20

What happened: 

Arkangel Divino flip into a rana

Brian Cage decided he didn’t want his partners to unmask Demon, which led to his partners attacking him and eventually getting disqualified. Rey Misterio, hiding in a Blue Demon mask, made the save. (It’s not shown on the video here, but Rey Misterio joined the Rebellion after the match.)

Challenged followed the fouls in the second match.

Famous B asked for a title match after Flamita retains. Flamita accepts, but still gets dropped with a powerbomb. (This seemed like just a way to get Famous B on the show, since Flamita was headed to Japan after this and they don’t actually appear to be going in this direction.)


Flamita bumped huge for Septimo

The main event cage match (probably only main event because it was a cage) was not for me, and didn’t seem as good as other matches like this that were not for me and I really could not wait for to be done watching this. I think the tag format actually made it worse, because there was less yelling things as a big deal and more trying to move around to set up something while assuming people were watching the other people. Nicho doing these matches while waking around like his knee is dislocated is sad. Stabbing some with those sticks, pulling the sticks out, and stabbing someone else with those same sticks seems very unhealthy behavior even for this kind of match. There was no real point to this being a cage match, except maybe it kept the match and the light rubes from spilling out to the crowd. Violento Jack escaping while watching his buddy get pulled back seems to be not a good teammate move. This was a rough end to the show and didn’t seem to fit in with anything else.

Trying to do the Mistico/Euforia careta spot with Garza Jr. & Cage was certainly audacious. That’s about all I got out of the semifinal. The crowd reacted to the long periods of aimless brawling and Garza Jr. looked the best he’s ever looked because of who else was in this match. Cage’s turn/fondness for Blue Demon seems to come out of nowhere and actually doesn’t seem to mean anything. Sending out Daga & Fenix to get beat up without getting a shot sure didn’t do much for them, but the fans did go absolutely nuts from the surprise Rey Mysterio appearance.

Daga/Fenix vs Horuz/Ricochet was everything the second match was trying to be but just many times better at it. Just a great exhibition of big moves and escalating action to the end, with a lot of one one one and two one two spots. They mostly split it up to Fenix/Ricochet and Daga/Horuz, but they seemed to work well in whatever combination was in there together. The four way fight spot in the middle looked superb, but a lot of stuff looked great. Daga might have been the fourth best guy in this but that’s not much of an insult. Weird that Daga & Fenix were having the miscommunication spots when they should be the set team but I don’t think they think like that. Ricochet being the most over guy by far (and the best looking) was a little surprising.

not sure the GIF captures how hard it looked like it hit

The tercera one never seemed all that serious or good, and really lost it’s momentum after the dance number. The dancing bit got over but the crowd didn’t much are about the rudos attacking them or the rudos in general for the next few minutes until the dive train. Juvi pinning Máscarita Dorada hurts him as an attraction (and Zumbi was right there), I was surprised they didn’t protected him. Willie Mack and Máscarita Dorada as best friends is an idea worth more exploration.

The second match would look awesome in a highlight video, but doesn’t come across well together. The high points are really high in terms of incredible athletic ability, but there’s almost the same amount of attempts which don’t go as well, and just a lot of pretense of doing a match dropped even for a spotfest like this. It starts out really hot, it gets sloppy, and guys are just walking around to get in position for the next spot by the end. Arkangel can only do the super cool things with his brother, but those things are super cool. Maybe the answer here is Último Maldito is actually really good. Tiago’s chops are not any good and yet he and Oraculo did two sets of chop fights. Better as a highlight video than a match. The finish was weak, there was no real reason for the referee to be staring outside for half minute except the rudo needed to get in fouls.

Flamita’s the best. He takes some crazy moves from Septimo Dragon in the title match and bumps big to get them over, while still showing confidence that he can get he can shift into top gear whenever he wants and end it. Septimo Dragon put a scare in to him with a big head drop and Flamita does just that, finishing it easy. Septimo is no slouch and the flip escape of the top rope huracanrana looked good but this is definitely the best match he’s had because Flamita is so great. Everything he did looked sharp and perfect.

Rush & Park win in Monterrey, Santo show on 09/23 in CDMX’s Zocalo?

micro flights

MDA Lucha Memes (SUN) 05/07/2017 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [+LuchaTV, LuchaMania Monterrey]
1) Mini Hator b Mini Difunto [Nuevo Leon MINI WELTER]
2) Hijo de LA Park b Galactar [US JUNIOR]
very good match. Park wants a mask versus hair.
3) Ángel de Oro b Rey Horuz
good match.
4) Caifan DQ Rey Escorpión (Elite)
Escorpion fouled Caifan
5) Dragón Lee (CMLL) b Xtreme Tiger
good match, Lee winning with his Dragon Bomb.
6) Octagón DQ Fuerza Guerrera
Fuerza fouled OCtagon, covered for three, and then the referee gave Octagon the win. The usual challenges followed.
7) Rush b Masada (Texas) [cage] Rush vs. Masada En Jaula! - MDA Lucha Libre - 7 Mayo 2017 (posted by Luchamania Monterrey)
cage match was semifinal! They used weapons, though the referee would oddly try to take them away at times. Rush used the Rush Driver for the win.
8) LA Park © b Último Guerrero [XWW UNIVERSAL]
LA Park kicked out of all of UG’s big moves and a foul, LA Park got in his own foul for two, UG fouled Park again but Park surprised him with a casita for the win.

No full video has turned up yet, though LuchaMania is posting highlights and +Lucha was in the building as well. Good turnout out for this show.

CMLL (MON) 05/08/2017 Arena Puebla [CultIcon, Efekto, El Popular]
1) Meyer, Vega, Zaeta Roja b El Perverso, Fuerza Chicana, Rey Apocalipsis LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
tecnicos took 1/3
2) Lestat, Oro Jr., Star Jr. b Canelo Casas, Nitro, Toro Bill Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Tecnicos took 2/3. Toro Bill was wearing a Dallas Cowboy themed outfit for no obvious reason (did he and Apocalipsis break up?)
3) El Gallito & Microman b El Perico Zakarías & Mije LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Micro tecnicos remain undefeated in a one fall match
4) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero b Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Stuka Jr. LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Guerreros took 1/3
5) Máximo Sexy, Mistico, Negro Casas b Diamante Azul, Ephesto, Mephisto [Relevos Increíbles] LA MEJOR LUCHA LIBRE EN VIVO DESDE LA ARENA PUEBLA 8 DE MAYO DEL 2017 (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
straight fall for win for the Casas team. Negro Casas challenged Mephisto to a title match next week and ended up DQed (but is getting the match.)

Usual show outside the micro match. The micro match wasn’t quite as good as the Sunday one, but it was still entertaining. It didn’t draw as much, but it also didn’t have weeks of promotion that it was coming, they were just another name on the card. It’s almost like hyping things for an extended period of time, a thing CMLL mostly doesn’t bother to do, would actually help draw fans.

The big event at Arena Mexico today is not the lucha libre show. The Freedom Bar & Restaurant will be opened today, in an event for the press and the company to show off the new place to eat while watching a wrestling show. They’ve already held an event inside: Fray Tormenta appeared to bless the place with holy water. Friday will be the first day the restaurant will be open to the public, and the plan will be for it to be open every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday during shows.

I thought CMLL might load up their show tonight to take advantage of the occasion, but it’s a very normal Tuesday show instead. If you’ve missed the other dozen chances to see Niebla Roja not get along with his partners, you’re in luck: he “teams” with Gran & Ultimo Guerrero against Atlantic, Caristico and Mistico tonight. The middle matches have a better chance of turning out competitively: Blue Panther, Johnny Idol, and Rey Cometa take on Revolucionarios Bobby & Polvora and the caveman. Fuego, Pegasso & Stigma face Puma, Tiger and Disturbio in the fourth match, and The Panther meets Misterioso in tonight’s lightning match. The opening matches check off the usual subdivisions: a minis opener, a women’s segunda.

The show starts at 7:30pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Hijo del Santo wants to run a big (free) show in Mexico City’s Zocalo on September 23 (Saturday), the date El Santo would’ve been 100 years. It would include the Mexico City debut of his son, Santo Jr., the old Todo x el Todos crew (Solitario, Blanco, Huracan Ramirez) and some younger luchadors to wrestle along his son (Bandido, Golden Magic, Laredo Kid.) It’s unclear if Santo’s gotten permission to run this show – there’s a lot of governmental hoops to jump thru to take over the historic open area in the center of the city even for just a day – but a show of this magnitude on that date has been his goal for his while. Santo’s still working on getting his Santo museum, and a Santo photograph walk will be open on July 8th.

Lucha Memes & MDA also announced a show on June 4th (Sunday) in Arena Puebla honoring Ultimo Dragon. It’s the first time they’ve run Arena Puebla; other shows in the arena have been run and the indie arena Arena Coliseo San Ramon.

Lucha Memes on 05/21 in Coacalco:

AAA put up the Mary Apache vs Faby Apache match from TripleMania 16 in honor of El Apache.

You can put AAA masks on your face with a new app from the Boing fruit drink company; the App seems to be only available in Mexico.

Rey Fenix is off the 06/10 GALLI show because his child is expected to be born around then.

MedioTiempo has an article about Powerbomb.TV’s Breaking the Barrier show.

RobViper has a music video of 10/07/16 ELITE.

CultIcon has his current top 10 guesses at what’ll be the Anniversary main event.

LuchaWorld has the latest news update.


Rudos Neza (SAT) 06/17/2017 Estacionamiento Mercado Las Aguilas, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
1) Caballero Roco & Little Star vs Laberinto & Rey Fantasma
2) Ciclón Black vs Kalibus, Tornado, Lunatik Fly, Kilvan, Fly Star
3) Ancla, Corsario Negro Jr., Drako vs Chico Che, Kronoz, Terremoto
4) Arez vs Metaleón
5) Sádico & Yoruba vs Centvrión & Mr. Leo
6) Black Terry vs Látigo

Rudos Neza holding their annual show with the usual group of indie names.

CMLL (MON) 05/15/2017 Arena Puebla
1) Meyer & París vs Camorra & Inquisidor
2) El Asturiano & Rey Samuray vs Hijo del Signo & Metálico
3) Black Tiger, Lestat, Starman vs Cancerbero, Policeman, Raziel
4) Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Stigma vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Niebla Roja, Pólvora
5) Mistico, Rush, Valiente vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
6) Mephisto © vs Negro Casas [CMLL WELTER]
6th defense

Because every singles match CMLL does has to be a repeat, this main event is a random match they ran back in January.

Niebla Roja on the card and not teamed with the Guerreros! I’m sure that won’t end well anyway.

new lucha videos for the weekend of May 5, 2017

YouTube playlist:

CMLL on 2017-05-05
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-05-05 @ 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 in a lightning match
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

AAA on Televisa: 2017-05-06
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-04-21 @ Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
1) Monsther Clown & Murder Clown vs El Mesías & Pagano
2) Chessman vs Ricky Marvin
3) Hijo del Fantasma vs Kevin Kross [tables]

CMLL Guadalajara: 2017-05-06
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-05-02 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Flyer, Magnus, Pegasso vs Disturbio, Puma, Tiger
2) Ángel de Oro, Johnny Idol, Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto – cuts off before finish

IWRG Zona XXI: 2017-05-06
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-05-03 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Máquina Infernal & Tackle vs Acero & Kanon
2) Climax Jr. vs Aramis
3) Dragón Fly, Freelance, Veneno vs Heddi Karaoui, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Kortiz, Villano III Jr., Villano IV vs Black Terry, Demonio Infernal, Diablo Jr.

IWRG Zona XXI: 2017-05-08
Cloud Drive
taped 2017-05-07 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Pantera I vs Hip Hop Man, Pibe Alfajor, Taylor Wolf
2) Freelance vs Eterno
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Heddi Karaoui, Veneno, Villano IV
4) La Mosca © vs Dragón Fly for the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship